15    May 20140 comments

Happy International Families Day!

Today is International Family Day, created 20 years ago by the United Nations. It recognizes that families are a vital institution, necessary for every society. The day stresses the importance of having healthy and happy relationships within your family.

Since 1996, the U.N. Division for Social Policy and Development has chosen a theme for each International Family Day. This year's theme is "Families Matter for the Achievement of Development Goals." Continue reading "Happy International Families Day!" »

15    May 20121 comment

International Day of Families: Balancing work and life

Work / life balanceToday, May 15, is International Day of Families.

This annual event was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993. It’s a day for reflecting on the importance of family and for raising awareness of issues affecting families across the globe.

The theme of this year's International Day of Families is "Ensuring work family balance."

Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is one of the major challenges of modern life. We may work longer or shorter hours than our ancestors, but we live further away from family who are traditionally our key support network.

We constantly strive to succeed in our careers, but with the world becoming smaller and more digital, we are always online and always connected so that we can stay on top of our ever-increasing workloads.

According to AOL’s 4th annual ‘Email Addiction’ survey, 62% of people check work email on weekends.

How can we ensure that we reach a healthy balance of personal life and work? Continue reading "International Day of Families: Balancing work and life" »

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