The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance: Book Review

The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance by Jae Ellard

A simple book with information laid out in an easy to read format. This book provides information, tips, and describes the 5 truths; very practical advice for one to focus on work-life balance.

One may think they have work-life balance in-check, but reading this book makes one think, makes one question……Each of the five truths are discussed in more detail within each chapter. The flow of the book, descriptions and style are easy to follow. This book does not require hours of commitment and/or hours of reading time. One could finish it in 30 minutes or less.

There are 5 main questions to ask oneself and these could all make great discussion questions and be a good starting point in a book club or class setting.

I was expecting a longer book and one with more detail. There is good information, but  a bit simplified for me. Short and sweet works for some, but not me……

For those interested in ‘meeting the author’ take a look at this youtube video:

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Author’s Bio:

After years in senior communication roles crafting content for executives, Jae collapsed from stress-related adrenal fatigue. This life-altering experience propelled her to research human behavior, neuroscience, mindfulness, and organizational relationship systems.

In 2008, Jae founded Simple Intentions and developed the Mindful Life™ Program, which includes four group coaching workshops to generate reflection, awareness and action at the organizational and individual levels. Jae has taught the skill of awareness to thousands of employees at multinational corporations in more than 50 countries including China, Russia, India, Japan, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, and the United States.

Jae contributes to the Awareness at Work column for Mindful Magazine, the Healthy Living section on Huffington Post as well as the Simple Intentions blog. Jae has a master’s degree in Communication Management from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She holds certificates in co-active coaching and organizational relationship systems coaching and is the author of seven books.

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