Happy 1st Birthday, ‘A Fine Balance’!

Today marks a milestone moment in the life of my blog: a full year since the publication of my first post! And what better way to celebrate than to launch my brand new podcast…?

My very first guest is teacher and ADHD expert, Soli Lazarus, who featured on my blog late last year.

Unapologetic about prioritising self-care over “work” commitments in pursuit of balance, Soli takes a guilt-free and pragmatic approach to compartmentalising the various demands on her time.  

In this episode, Soli joins me to talk about the practicalities of putting yourself first when caring for others, the power of a positive mindset, and her continual struggle to “say no”.  

We grapple with some unresolved conundrums like whether it’s possible (or necessary) to define the blurry line between “work” and “life” when you love what you do for a living; and how an inherently “people-pleasing” person can reconcile meeting their own needs with making others happy. 

I’m so honoured that Soli agreed to take part in my fledgling blog and inaugural podcast to share the wisdom of her experience, which she does with warmth, honesty and an infectious joie de vivre.

A total podcasting novice, this is the first time I’ve attempted to produce anything like this, and I’m the first to admit that the final product is a bit rough around the edges. Despite our best efforts, the editing didn’t always quite work out as intended, and the sound quality isn’t perfect. Nevertheless, I hope that others will feel as uplifted as I did from listening to Soli’s story and the message that she repeats throughout: you only get one life to live; don’t let yours be anything less than the best life it could possibly be.

Click here to listen to the episode and if you enjoy it, please subscribe, rate and review so others can find out about it too:

Episode 1: Soli’s Story – On self-care, a positive mind-set and finding balance in mid-life.

Thanks for listening,


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