Finding balance in life is always challenging because we always tend to focus on one thing. That’s literally the definition of focus.
When you try to juggle too many things at once, you’ll inevitably drop some. And when it comes to finding balance in life and family and health and everything else, you don’t want to drop any of them. You want to keep them up in the air.
But it’s impossible.
Family vs Work: The Everlasting Struggle for Balance [Accidentally Retired] – “After having kids, AND taking on the CEO role for my company all within the same time period, it became clear that there was going to be a push and pull between work and family. But no matter what I tried, my mental focus continued to drift back to the urgent, pressing, and hard to solve problems of running a company. The longer this went on for, the more clear it was becoming that something was going to give.”
Health Care Sharing Ministries: Understanding the Risks and Bankruptcy Examples [My Money Blog] – “Back in 2020, I wrote a post Do Not Buy List: Healthcare Sharing Ministry As Health Insurance Alternative. Although they may present a lower-cost option that even aligns with your faith, they can also contain hidden and unpredictable risks. Since then, membership has grown but many have also found themselves stuck with large and unexpected unpaid bills.” Jonathan has not been a fan of healthcare sharing ministries… I can now see why.
Here’s the main article he cites in his piece:
A Christian Health Nonprofit Saddled Thousands With Debt as It Built a Family Empire Including a Pot Farm, a Bank and an Airline [ProPublica] – “Despite a history of fraud, one family has thrived in the regulatory no man’s land of health care sharing ministries, where insurance commissioners can’t investigate, federal agencies turn a blind eye and prosecutors reach paltry settlements.”