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Gayle Hilgendorff
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Author, speaker and coach Gayle Hilgendorff is an ex-corporate executive on a mission to help professionals around the globe live in balance. After 21 years of building a successful corporate career while simultaneously maintaining an enviable healthy life balance, Gayle left her career to share her knowledge with a broader audience. She is the founder of The Healthy Leader, an executive health and leadership consulting firm, and the author of Rebalancing Act: Taking Control of Your Work/Life Balance (BigSmallLife Publishing, 2014). Gayle currently works with companies and individuals around the world to increase their success, productivity and job engagement while synchronously improving their overall work/life balance.

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Are You Aware? Or Just Simply There?

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 7:17 PM

Rj and I were in our usual spots at the bikram yoga studio with ten minutes before class was to start. We were engaged in our usual pre-class routine: laying flat on our backs trying desperately to acclimate to the heat and wondering why in the world we liked this...

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The First 5 Steps to Life Balance

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 10:05 AM

Finding balance in your life can sometimes feel so overwhelming. We dream of a healthy body, a beautiful family, eight hours of sleep, bubble baths, yoga classes, golfing five days a week, extended vacations and endless financial and material wealth, then abruptly awake to our real lives of too much...

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The 5-Minute Resolution

(2) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 4:55 PM

Twas the weeks before the New Year
And all through the mind
Not a moment of silence
Was easy to find.

Deadlines, commitments and holiday food
Weight on your body and mind, crushing your mood
Expectations, travel and family galore
You wish...

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From Corporate to Kauai: Redefining Success in Three Easy Steps

(1) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 1:38 PM

I was the managing director of human resources for a 30,000-person business unit of a Fortune 500 corporation. I earned multi-six figures, had two homes, travelled the world at least twice a year, drove a fancy car, ate at expensive restaurants and had a standing appointment at the local spa....

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Why Do We Work So Hard?

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 1:30 PM

Have you ever wondered why you work so hard? Why getting the next promotion, the biggest bonus or the highest praise is so important to your sense of accomplishment? Why you wake up every day determined to work harder to be better than you were the day before? Why the...

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The Essential Ingredient to a Work-Free Vacation

(2) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 2:49 PM

A work-free vacation is considered a fantasy in our technology enabled realities of today. We are always plugged in, available and reachable. Unless you decide to take a trek through the undiscovered mountain towns of northern Siberia, chances are pretty good that if someone from work wanted to get a...

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The First Step to Life Balance: Tame Your Ego

(14) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 8:28 AM

We all have one. Some of ours are bigger than others, some are more realistic. We are born free of one, yet as we develop in our childhood, we grow one quickly. We rarely set ours aside for others, but expect others to set theirs aside for ours. It drives...

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You Are When You Eat Just as Much as What You Eat

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2013 | 8:46 PM

We've all heard the age-old adage, "You are what you eat." Which is very true. However, before you learn what you should eat to keep your mind and body alive and well, we need to start at the very beginning and take the first step to better health: eating regularly.

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