Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance by Jae Ellard (Review and Giveaway!)

Our current habits and perceptions often get us stuck and prevent us from creating the life we desire. Get unstuck, learn the truths about work-life balance.

Book Details:

Book Title: The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance by Jae Ellard
Category: Adult non-fiction, 102 pages
Genre: Self Help
Publisher: Simple Intentions
Release date: November 7, 2014
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

Work-life balance has nothing to do with work. Really. It also doesn't matter what words you use to describe it. The fact is, most people share a similar desire to create easy joy and meaningful engagement across the roles, relationships and responsibilities that make up life.

Our current habits and perceptions often get us stuck and prevent us from creating the life we desire. Get unstuck, learn the truths about work-life balance.

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

When I eagerly cracked open Jae Ellard's book, I was surprised to find that each page was only filled with a few sentences. It made me curious. As I began to read it, I automatically reached for a pencil and began jotting down notes right on the pages. That's because every word written in this book is meaningful. It will make you reflect. It will confirm truths that we know but do not always acknowledge or have even thought of.

Honestly, this book is all about reflection and introspection . Finding balance in one's life seems elusive but as Ellard states, " Acknowledging and accepting accountability for your needs, wants, and desires is your secret power." She goes on to explain what that means. Because of the universal statements she makes, this book can be read by anyone and it will be applicable.

The best part about this book is that you do not have to read pages and pages of a thick book and highlight its gems. Instead, you have all the gems, each one stated clearly on each page. You can use this book as a workbook, as I have done, to jot down your thoughts as you read and meditate on what's being said. Clearly, if you are interested in what this book is about as evidenced by its title you will be moved to conscientiously think about the five truths Ellard states about work-life balance.

I learned a lot about myself reading and reflecting on this book. It made me clearly see why I lack balance in some areas of my life. At one point I wished there was more said in the book, but then I realized that just working on what I read was enough for me. This book does not overwhelm. It makes statements about what the author has discovered to be true about work-life balance and allows you, the reader, to choose what to do about it.

Highly recommended for anyone feeling even just a bit unbalanced in life. 

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Meet the author: 


After years in senior communication roles crafting content for executives, Jae collapsed from stress-related adrenal fatigue. This life-altering experience propelled her to research human behavior, neuroscience, mindfulness, and organizational relationship systems.

In 2008, Jae founded Simple Intentions and developed the Mindful Life™ Program, which includes four group coaching workshops to generate reflection, awareness and action at the organizational and individual levels. Jae has taught the skill of awareness to thousands of employees at multinational corporations in more than 50 countries including China, Russia, India, Japan, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, and the United States.

Jae contributes to the Awareness at Work column for Mindful Magazine, the Healthy Living section on Huffington Post as well as the Simple Intentions blog. Jae has a master’s degree in Communication Management from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She holds certificates in co-active coaching and organizational relationship systems coaching and is the author of seven books.

Connect with the author: Website   Twitter   Facebook

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  1. Thank you, Laura, for taking the time to read and review The Five Truths! I really appreciated reading your comments. I'm a big fan of the workbook approach as the unique answer to the work-life balance puzzle lies in each of us.

    Thank you again!

    Jae and the Simple Intentions team

    1. Hi Jae, what a little gem your book turned out to be! How true that each of us has to work out the work-life balance puzzle. Thanks for stopping by. :-)


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