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Apr 22, 2021

What do I need to actually balance? Why is balance so important? How can we achieve more balance? Listen and find out.

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[01:00] A metaphor for balance
[02:23] Social relationships
[02:53] Mirror neurons
[03:53] Bowling et al., “What makes your life good?”
[06:13] Creating space for social relationships
[07:31] Meaning and passion
[13:20] Overwork
[15:41] Disconnecting from work
[17:43] Passions
[18:50] Creating space


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