Hello, and welcome to WorkWellBeWell!
In a nutshell, this blog is about something I call “life balance”: finding satisfaction and meaning in our work, love and happiness among our family and friends, and time to take good care of ourselves. And finding it every day of our lives–not at some far-off point in the future.
It isn’t easy. But we keep trying because we know that meaningful careers, loving relationships, and a healthy lifestyle aren’t merely important. They are absolutely essential if we wish to live a truly “good” life.
This may come as a shock to some business executives and their boards, but we are not merely worker ants. We are designed for far more complex and wonderful lives.
In this blog I will try to provide both a philosophy of life balance and practical tips for implementing it in our lives. Plus, I’ll throw in some of the creative touches that help give my own life balance and perspective: stories, poems, and reflections on the world around me.
If you wish, take a few moments to share your thoughts with me and others who read the blog. We’ll learn from each other, and together we’ll discover the joy and fulfillment of finding balance and wholeness and goodness in our lives.
Warren Holleman, PhD
About me . . .
I work at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where I serve as professor of behavioral science and director of a wellness program for faculty physicians and scientists. Clinically, I’m a marriage and family therapist. Prior to coming to MD Anderson, I served on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine, focusing primarily on community health, medical humanities, and behavioral medicine.
On the personal side, my wife and I are enjoying our 38th year of marriage. We have a daughter and a son, and both are out of college and moving forward in their lives and their careers. My hobbies include writing plays, telling stories, growing tomatoes, playing baseball, trail-running, and mountain biking.