I am often asked how I am able to find balance in my life as a mother of two, a wife, a daughter and a full time Target team member. My answer: I am not looking for balance, I am looking to spend my time living out my passion. I am extremely fortunate; my career, my hobbies, and my family are all centered on my passion of improving the health and wellness of others, including my own health.
As a behavior health scientist and Head of Population Health for Target, I spend my day working on implementing policies, systems and environmental changes that make the healthy choices the default choices for all of our Target team members and their families. This means creating a culture at Target where team members know that Target cares about their health well-being & wants to meet all team members where they are at on their wellness journey; allowing them to live their fullest & best life.
My work allows me to stay current and engaged in the ever-evolving field of health & wellness. I then get to take that knowledge and provide best practice science-based initiatives to our team members so they can engage in our health and wellness offerings. Through this engagement we see that because team members are working to improve their own health they are more productive, present, happy and compassionate at work and at home.
All of this wellness work is done by some of the best teammates & colleagues I’ve ever had the honor of working alongside. My colleagues care about making healthy the best option, and because of this deep care for health, we challenge each other to walk our own talk, work to improve the social determinants of health, and can say we are helping to fuel the potential of our team members, guests and communities every day!
As for balance, I am not striving to find a balanced life anymore. I’m not sure that’s the best advice to give someone. Instead, I recommend that you live a life that is filled with your passion. In return, I can almost guarantee you that you will feel an abundant sense of gratitude, satisfaction & fulfillment in your life.
Be well. Live well. Live a life filled with your passion.
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