The Bogus Balance Experience: Building Your Bliss

There's a blissful opportunity afoot...

It’s a one-day workshop designed to change your life. It’s a day filled with energizing presentations, provocative stories, and the chance to figure out just what will make you balanced – and blissful – for real.

Why you want to be there...

There’s no doubt you’ve got a lot going on. You might be feeling stressed or overwhelmed, like you can never get ahead. You might wonder why work/life balance is so elusive to you.

Take heart. The problem isn’t that you can’t attain work/life balance.

It’s that nobody can.

It turns out that our notion of work/life balance is not only unattainable, but also makes us miserable. All of the energy we give to having it all is going toward the impossible, setting us up for disappointment.

But there’s hope. And it’s waiting for you.

The good news...

Bliss is possible!

At the Bogus Balance Experience you’ll find this out for yourself. Instead of trying to achieve it all, national speaker Deirdre Maloney will help you learn to achieve your all. You’ll experience true stories from those on their own paths to bliss. You’ll learn from those around you. Most importantly, you’ll use the interactive exercises to identify what will truly make you happy…and how you can get there.

The Bogus Balance Experience can be customized for your group or organization with a minimum of just 10 attendees. If you’d like to discuss your goals and options for getting started on the journey to bliss click here to let us know!

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I always say I live a blessed life. It means that when I get up in the morning I feel like I have meaning, like I’m impacting and improving the lives of other people. I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to do that.

Bliss is having a job that provides me challenges in an environment where I am allowed to thrive, combined with a loving family I can come home to at night, and a close group of friends that share my passion for life. It feels like I’m always busy—but not to the point of exhaustion or burnout.

I experience bliss all the time…like when I am home on a Friday night, knowing that I don’t have to go anywhere the next day. I have my favorite people with me, my husband and my son and our two dogs. Laughing, playing, not thinking about anything stressful and knowing that there is no place I would rather be at that moment.

My bliss is being able to go out with friends, family or my wife and not have the conversation drift constantly to my work or my stress about the things I have or don’t have. It’s  about being able to be present with them and not focused on the project I’m working on, the meeting I need to schedule, or the report I haven’t yet written. There’s something about being able to shut off, knowing full well that you’ll pick up right where you left off the next day.

The best answer I can give to define bliss is the intention statement I have pinned on my bulletin board…My deepest intention is to be completely myself, self-aware and self-realized, living my life joyfully and to its fullest capacity.

Bliss means doing what you’re passionate about, both personally and professionally. Bliss is connecting with others and being understood. Bliss is taking the time to appreciate the amazing moments in one’s life.

Bliss for me means knowing that I made real, positive contributions to those around me.

I don’t think of it as bliss, but as joy, which I find every day in different things. I feel relaxed, tranquil and happy. Sometimes I feel deep emotions. I love people, and get a high and joy from being around them. They make my heart sing.

Bliss is that moment, or span of time, when my world seems well-balanced, resolved, and I’m experiencing peace of mind. During this time my capacity for love (both expressed and received) is relatively higher. Some specific events or activities that are likely to trigger bliss include singing, sex, time working on projects that promise rewarding outcomes, a night out with people I love, a quiet moment with a cup of coffee, and a book on a day of no scheduled obligations.

There’s a certain element of bliss that comes simply with being content with what you have in that moment.

I would describe a blissful life as one that is filled with good health, good times, helping others and making the most of each day.

In my case, a blissful life comes in moments, not years. It means time with a partner I love, opportunities to truly be a mother to my kids and a grandmother to theirs, the kind of good health that allows me to ski all winter and cycle all summer, great vacations in wild places, and a sense of true accomplishment in my professional life—if not every day, then often enough to feel proud of myself.

For me, bliss is about excitement.
There’s always excitement.

To me, a blissful life is a life where you experience simple moments of pure and natural joy. A moment where you forget all that you need, forget all that you want and forget the cares or worries that exist in your life. These moments are simple, unforced and easy to take for granted.

I think that most people think that bliss is to have hours a day to pamper, meditate, cook the perfect foods, read all they want, etc. NOT ME! I like having to manage my schedule and commitments, make time for exercise, sometimes having to eat a protein bar because there is no time for a proper meal, etc. Idleness is my true enemy. For me, a blissful life is to be busy doing good in the world, interacting with interesting and ethical people, having fun. Bliss is also having manageable challenges that can be conquered. Bliss is feeling loved and respected in my community, and doing for others as well.

To me, bliss is the ultimate state of happiness, joy, personal fulfillment. I saw it yesterday on the face of my grandson who was celebrating his second birthday and had just bitten into a large icing-covered cupcake. That smile, those eyes, portrayed ultimate joy and happiness.