Finding balance on top of a rock. Living a balanced life is overrated.

What do you want to get out of life? What motivates you? Athletic accomplishment? Academic achievement? Strong relationships? All of the above?

The thing is, you can’t have it all. Not if you want to be great.

The Traditional Concept of Staying Balanced

When a typical balanced life comes to mind, I think of working 40…

My new reality is painful, but I’m optimistic

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AA few tears slid down my face as I walked through the crisp air back to my Los Angeles apartment on the night of January 2, 2018. After work, I’d stepped into LensCrafters to get a prescription for new glasses, and I came out with a life-altering diagnosis.

“Retinitis pigmentosa,”…

When you start planning a vacation, you face a stampede of choices. Domestic or international? What sort of climate? Should you stay in a hostel, hotel, or apartment? The possibilities are endless.

You open guidebooks, Instagram, Tripadvisor, and an avalanche of other resources. Enlisting a small army of browser tabs…

Michael Bjorn Huseby

Michael is a freelance writer for hire, specializing in health, wellness, and travel. Visit for more!

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