Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages…..Life can feel like you are managing a circus, literally a circus attempting to balance different roles such as spouse, parent, son or daughter, brother or sister and friend. Let’s not forget the hoops we jump through for our careers. Along with juggling our feelings and past experiences that sometimes get in our way of making effective decisions. Balancing the Circus’ missions is to provide tools to reduce the stress and create a space to produce a smoother running Circus (oops, I meant to say smoother running Life). You are the Ringmaster or RingMistress (a female circus leader) of your life, and you get to decide the balance between acceptance and changes in your circus called, Life. Imagine that you actually got a handle on family, work, life balance with a guest appearance mental wellness. Let’s put on our high black boots and red top coat, because getting up and getting dress is half the battle. Be the Ringmaster. It’s your Life!!!
Shayla Peterson, LCSW