“Multitasking Mastery: A Seamless Work/Life Blend”. Adunola’s Story – on finding balance after being let down by an employer & valuing financial independence within a marriage

Work-Life Balance Profile #17: Adunola* Introduction to Adunola’s Profile The subject of my latest Work-Life Balance Profile, Adunola, has got it all figured out: an exact equilibrium between work and home life, which includes holding down a career that she loves while simultaneously being the main carer of her children. How does she do it?Continue reading ““Multitasking Mastery: A Seamless Work/Life Blend”. Adunola’s Story – on finding balance after being let down by an employer & valuing financial independence within a marriage”

End of Year Reflections 2021

My most recent podcast, published earlier this week, has sparked a lot of interest and generated many comments and conversations. The episode focuses primarily on finding balance as a stay-at-home-mum and opting out of pursuing a career path. Some have remarked that stay-at-home-motherhood is a luxury that only a privileged few can afford; others haveContinue reading “End of Year Reflections 2021”

A Fine Balance – The Podcast: Episode 4 Out Now

To listen to Episode 4 of ‘A Fine Balance – The Podcast’ click here: Michelle Green discusses Nadine’s Story on finding balance as a stay-at-home-mum, opting out of a career path & valuing a mother’s presence. This episode feels like it has been a long time coming, but that could be because since interviewing Nadine,Continue reading “A Fine Balance – The Podcast: Episode 4 Out Now”

“Stay at home, Mum”: Nadine’s Story – on opting out of a career path & valuing a mother’s presence

Work-Life Balance Profile #16: Nadine* You can listen to the episode of ‘A Fine Balance – The Podcast’ based on this blog entry by clicking here. Introduction to Nadine’s Profile Writing a blog about how differently individuals strike a balance between “work” and “life” has brought me into contact with many working mothers from acrossContinue reading ““Stay at home, Mum”: Nadine’s Story – on opting out of a career path & valuing a mother’s presence”

The Results are in… Drumroll, Please

In my recent post What’s in a Name?, I questioned the validity of the term “Work-Life Balance”. Is it obsolete in our post-Covid reality, where work and home lives are more blended than ever? If so, what replaces it? This blog, ‘A Fine Balance’, features people from a range of backgrounds sharing their experiences ofContinue reading “The Results are in… Drumroll, Please”

A Fine Balance – The Podcast: Episode 3 Out Now

To listen to Episode 3 of ‘A Fine Balance – The Podcast’ click here. My guest this episode is Tahmid Chowdhury, who I interviewed for my blog in October 2020 in a post entitled: Tahmid’s Story – Ethnic minority beginnings, burnout and career change. Back then, he was straddling two careers in tandem and wasContinue reading “A Fine Balance – The Podcast: Episode 3 Out Now”

Her Story Made History

I’ve been reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s book “My Own Words” lately, and this week I watched the movie dramatisation of part of her life story, “On the Basis of Sex”. Numerous themes that have emerged from my blog have been playing on my mind since, including: The ‘power of parenting’ in setting an individual’s attitudeContinue reading “Her Story Made History”

What’s in a Name?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the term “work-life balance” and how imperfect it is in summing up the issues that my blog addresses. Should alternate sides of any scale represent opposites? “Work” is not the opposite of “life”, therefore how valid are those words in ratio form? And, in turn, how helpful isContinue reading “What’s in a Name?”

A Fine Balance – The Podcast: Episode 2 Out Now

I was first introduced to the guest of my second podcast episode, Jhilmil Kishore, in April 2021. She had read my blog, said that she thought it was an exciting project, and put herself forward to be interviewed. At the time, I hadn’t appreciated what a cathartic experience she had found it to talk aboutContinue reading “A Fine Balance – The Podcast: Episode 2 Out Now”

Finding Balance in Retirement: Tom’s Story – on Empathy, Leadership & Passion for your Vocation

Work-Life Balance Profile #15: Tom McLaughlan Introduction to Tom’s Profile When interviewing people for my blog, I make every effort to set aside any preconceptions or judgements as I listen to their stories and write up my observations. I’m afraid to say that when I interviewed the latest subject of my “Work-Life Balance Profiles “series,Continue reading “Finding Balance in Retirement: Tom’s Story – on Empathy, Leadership & Passion for your Vocation”