Some say we need to strike a balance between our work and home lives in order to be healthy and happy in this semi-charmed kind of life. I say it's more than that. Balance isn't just the harmony of work and play; you can find it between good and evil, order and chaos, caring for yourself and caring for others, and between stillness and movement. Instead of focusing on a work-life balance, let's strive for a balanced life in general.
Whether it's meeting obligations with preparedness and discipline, or exploring your sense of freedom through whatever adventures you see fit, creating balance is believed to combat stress. A way to attain that state of equilibrium is to remain active.
I'm grateful to be part of a team that both devoutly uses the active furniture it sells, and promotes healthy livin' in and out of the office. If we're not adventuring together, we're sharing the fun photos that prove it. So, as a memento of the ways in which we've stayed active and balanced, here's a collection of some of our favorite Summer '16 expeditions:
When hiking the Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail, don't forget your selfie stick. Wudda view!
Spotting for the 'Wet and Unprotected' climb in Skykomish, Washington ain't so bad when you're posted up in clear, cool water.
Named after all the seismic-activity monitors it houses, Monitor Ridge is the trail of Mount St. Helens where the hike intensifies.
Conquering a 4500 ft elevation gain to make it to the top of Mount St. Helens? No sweat. Well... sorta.
Fishing the Deschutes River is meditative in its own right.
Mount Adams, you pretty.
In the words of Robert Fulghum, "Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some."