Life Balance: Science and Stories of Everyday Living

by Kathleen Matuska

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/31/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781504357920
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781504357937
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781504358316

About the Book

What is life balance? How do you create a balanced life? And more importantly, If you have a balanced life, is it a better life? Five scientists who spent their career studying life balance gathered for cocktails at an international conference. When the author asked them this question “what are the five things we can agree on about life balance?” they came to a consensus within a minute. Life Balance: Science and Stories of Everyday Living shares those five characteristics of life balance and supports each point with current research. The science is summarized in refreshing, easy to follow language that clarifies why this topic is timely and relevant to modern lives. The research comes alive with personal stories from interviews of people in various life stages. They share the challenges and joys in their journeys to a balanced life. Chapter exercises encourage self-reflection that may provide useful insights about your life choices. Take the opportunity to learn about life balance, examine your own life choices, and make positive changes in your life.

About the Author

Kathleen Matuska is a researcher, professor, and occupational therapist. She developed and researched a model and measure of life balance that is used globally. She summarizes the science behind life balance for easy understanding and shares how life in Minnesota with her family and professional colleagues shaped her career.