After reading this lengthy introduction (with some summary) of David Whyte’s recent book about finding a new way to handle the elusive unicorn of “work/life balance,” I’m sold on the idea that I need to get my hands on this book – and most of the others referenced in this article.
A tasty bit:
The current understanding of work-life balance is too simplistic. People find it hard to balance work with family, family with self, because it might not be a question of balance. Some other dynamic is in play, something to do with a very human attempt at happiness that does not quantify different parts of life and then set them against one another. We are collectively exhausted because of our inability to hold competing parts of ourselves together in a more integrated way.