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Depressed Man with Head in Hands

Anyone Can Struggle With Depression

I lived in the pacific northwest in the early 90's alternative "grunge" rock. I used to be embarrassed about this, just like I was embarrassed to admit that I used to drink heavily. When Chris Cornell of Soundgarden committed suicide in May 2017, it impacted me. He was honest in his music. His death reminds me that everyone struggles and appearances are deceiving.

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Balance with daughter on train tracks

12 Life Balance Tips (Part 2)

I'm usually not a jerk to my clients, yet I can be towards my family. Professionally, the consequences of acting poorly are clear to me (e.g. loss of money, reputation, etc.). At home the consequences are even greater, yet rarely on my mind (e.g. damaged relationships). It's the same type of thing with life balance. Workaholism might not seem costly, but actually causes destruction (e.g. damaged health, damaged relationships, mental health issues, etc.). Negative behaviors can be easier to stop when the consequences are immediate, yet unfortunately, the greatest damage we do to our lives comes through a slow progression.

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