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Balance -- Books

Linda and Richard Eyre
1987 280-page Book
Linda and Richard Eyre were living LifeBalance long before they wrote a book about it: with nine children and demanding work lives, they had to. Their sheer number of activities, interests, and responsibilities made the Eyres realize that they couldn't do everything, but that they could do what is truly important to them. From their exuberance and enthusiasm for life, LifeBalance was born.

Taking Care of Me: The Habits of Happiness
Mary Kay Mueller
1996 181-page Book
Mueller gives both the permission and the process for finding the balance between taking care of others and caring for ourselves. She shares the phrase that will change your life, the four reasons we run from happiness, the top 12 happiness habits, the half and half formula for higher self-esteem and how to stay positive when shift happens. Mueller was a keynote speaker at the 2000 NCR Volunteer Forum in Fargo.

Working Woman Book: How to be Everything to Everyone
Barbara and Jim Dale
1985 128-page Book
This book is written and illustrated in cartoon style. The authors recognize the working woman for what she is--tired--in a humorous book that proves nothing inspires like a good laugh. The working woman caricature depicts a woman whose success is one of the most entertaining reminders around that working women with families are dying to have someone recognize the absurdity of their daily balancing acts.



Books can be checked out for one month, audio and video tapes for two weeks. Contact the Distribution Center at or 701 231-7882 to check out Staff Resource Library materials, or stop by Morrill 10 to browse the shelves.