Family life

Work-life balance

Examples

  • Stop working late or bringing some work at home;
  • Tidy up the house regularly;
  • Set aside a couple’s night or family day.

Here’s what the Dalai Lama answered a journalist who asked him how he could be so calm despite his tumultuous life :

- "When I eat, I eat; when I walk, I walk; and when I listen to a person, I listen to a person."

- Not satisfied with the answer, the journalist replied : "Well, so do I..."

- The Dalai Lama then said : "When you eat, you think; when you walk, you run; and when you listen to someone, you think about what you’ll answer next."

This anecdote really shows that « living in the present » can change the unpleasant feeling of always being overwhelmed. I wish you to fully live every moment of a work-life balance, just like the life YOU have chosen.
Claudie Arsenault

Claudie Arsenault is a professional coach in balancing work and family, author of Conciliation travail-famille : Y trouver son compte et son bonheur and founder of Coopérative du Cercle des supermamans. Coaching is there to help people achieve their goals quickly and efficiently. Claudie was trained  by the school Coaching de gestion (management coaching) and is accredited by the International Coach Federation. Her unique niche is what sets her apart. She helps parents manage their return to work, improve their work-life balance, rethink their career path after the arrival of children, develop or start their business while maintaining a balance. Being a mother of three, she knows a thing or two about work-life balance! Helping parents find a balance between their professional and personal lives is a real passion for her. To find out more, visit her website (in French only).


This week
Getting baby ready for winter

Here you go! The time has come to bravely face the cold and snow. You’re not the only one who has to go through the hassles of winter... your baby does too!

10 ways to enjoy the snow at home

The schools are closed and the kids can’t stand still because they’re eager to go play outside... sounds like a snow day! Dress them up warm... here are 10 great ideas for fun in the snow!  

10 Museums to discover with the kids

Do you want to initiate your kids to the wonderful world of museums and all they have to offer? Here is a list of museums that have dedicated activities and expositions specifically for families!

Most common New Year's resolutions

On January 1st of every year, most of us make resolutions. We want to start over, lose bad habits and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Here are some of the most common resolutions we've heard of!