For the better part of my career, I stumbled and struggled with balance.  Lesson learned is that balance is an internal thing. There is no  one-size-fits all formula on how to handle the wife-mother-career juggling act.  And here is the essential question: can you have it all?    Yes you can, but not all at the same time.  Here are my 3 best tips for cultivating daily emotional balance.

First, show up fully engaged. Learn to manage your energy as well as your time. Draw on three separate but related sources of energy:  physical energy, emotional energy, mental energy, all combine to give a clear sense of daily purpose.  Take up exercise, it is a game changer for the mind and the body. Tune in to each of your roles, and figure out which one needs your focus, and shift as the day unfolds.