Bogus Balance: Your Journey to Real Work/Life Bliss.
Bogus Balance: Your Journey to Real Work/Life Bliss
Business Solutions Press
113 West G Street, # 647, San Diego, CA 92101
9780984027354, $16.95, 240 Pages, www.amazon.com
Motivation for Moving from Bogus to Balance
I knew I was going to enjoy this reading adventure right from the start. Deirdre Maloney challenges traditional expectations in balancing a career, life partnering, family life, other relationships, and personal fulfillment. Her book "Bogus Balance - Your Journey to Real Work/Life Bliss" is divided into three sections.
Maloney found herself caught up in the frenzied and hectic trap of busyness. She invites the reader to join her in her journey to discover a centered balance and the excitement of wholehearted energizing contentment - Bliss. Specific lessons and stories are the result of pointers taken from interviews with select "Blissfuls" through choices that changed the course of their lives.
In Section One Maloney describes the concept and expectation that exists today--the bogus part. In Section Two she introduces and builds up the excitement of the blissful part. Section Three warns of the battle that ensues and provides "sneaky bliss builders."
I found the chapters dealing with being true to self, and the process of discovery and taking intentional action steps especially practical and helpful. The "Bliss Builder Exercises" provide suggestions for integrating self-reflective and interactive responses.
"Bogus Balance" is an important book of anyone "super stressed out," intense, aggressive, and "super miserable" in the rat race of busyness.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
Richard R. Blake, Senior Reviewer