In Search of Balance: Keys to a Stable Life

In Seach of Balance by Richard A Swenson, MD, author of the best selling book Margin, helps us understand the dangers of living in a fast paced world and gives us hope for recovering a foundational sense of equilibrium.Dr Swenson offers not only important organizing principles for making sense of our priorities but also scores of practical tips for finding rest and conteIn Seach of Balance by Richard A Swenson, MD, author of the best selling book Margin, helps us understand the dangers of living in a fast paced world and gives us hope for recovering a foundational sense of equilibrium.Dr Swenson offers not only important organizing principles for making sense of our priorities but also scores of practical tips for finding rest and contentment in a world that emphasizes materialism and busyness His advice is grounded in the daily realities we all experience, but his wisdom has been honed by the big picture perspective of an exhaustive study of the stresses of modern life.Let Dr Swenson be your gentle guide for reaching a new stage of personal balance Want to use the book in a group See the free online discussion guide below.
In Search of Balance Keys to a Stable Life In Seach of Balance by Richard A Swenson MD author of the best selling book Margin helps us understand the dangers of living in a fast paced world and gives us hope for recovering a foundational se

  • Title: In Search of Balance: Keys to a Stable Life
  • Author: Richard A. Swenson The Navigators
  • ISBN: 9781600066986
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “In Search of Balance: Keys to a Stable Life”

    1. When my friends ask what they can pray about for me, I almost always say "balance." Juggling work and family is a real circus act sometimes. I was immediately drawn in by the title of this book, and I was not disappointed. I underlined more passages than I can count, and refer back to them frequently. This is an example of a book that has actually helped shape the way I live.

    2. In the words of Richard Swenson, regarding the idea of life balance, many have given up the fight for it while a few "have even trivialized it as a convenient fiction for the weak who do not wish to do the difficult work of life." Yet, I agree with the author that the issue arising from misplaced life priorities via behaviors and choices are real, and as Dr. Swenson notes, "many problems in life are best served by solving them rather than yielding to them."Swenson's books are easy and enjoyable [...]

    3. "In the past, there was a closure on the end of every day. . . . It was called night. There also existed a closure on the end of every week - it was called Sabbath, or the Lord’s Day, or weekend. Technology, with our permission,has blasted that landscape clean. Today there are no natural closures, just as there is no natural solitude. How do we find our way back?" (from p. 167)Whereas Margin was a book on the overall benefits of establishing space in our lives, In Search of Balance is a book t [...]

    4. Now that the demands of the sandwich generation mean that the responsibility of ageing parents-in-law have been added to the responsibility of raising my family the title "In Search of Balance" immediately caught my eye. I have read, and am reading, a number of similar books and I got more helpful information out of "In Search for Balance" than any of the others so far. My kindle copy is covered in yellow highlights and notes. I will refer to it frequently I'm sure.

    5. The book started out a little slow to me, and I didn't think I was going to like it, but the more I read, the better it got. The author addresses the struggle of work-life balance and burnout, encouraging us to not always be seeking more, better, faster. The last few chapters were the most helpful with his lists of prescriptions for recovering balance.

    6. Although I am still searching I really enjoyed this book and took quite a few notes while reading it. Some good thought provoking ideas and suggestions that I am trying to incorporate into my life. I always try to read one or two non-fiction books each summer for personal improvement!

    7. Highly recommend! Great book on how to not let culture dictate how you live. How to live balanced and peaceful life.

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