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The Balanced Life

104 EpisodesProduced by Robin LongWebsite

Robin Long, Pilates instructor and founder of The Balanced Life hosts a place for honest conversations on health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. We’ll cover it all and provide inspiration, resources, and practical tips to help you create your own uniquely balanced… read more


15: Laura Whitaker: Building a Career, Raising a Family and Doing Small Things with Great Love

This week’s extra special and inspiring guest is Laura Whitaker. Laura Whitaker has been the executive director of Extra Special People since the age of 19 and has since taken on new roles as a mother and wife. 

In this wisdom packed episode, Laura shares how her career has evolved and the many tidbits of knowledge she’s acquired throughout her journey. You won’t want to miss this conversation with your host, Robin Long, about developing emotional intelligence, living for small moments of love, along with tricks to make mornings with kids easier. 


Show Highlights: 


  • What Laura’s career and current season of life looks like
  • How Laura got involved with ESP and how it’s evolved 
  • Having a mentorship mentality and surrounding yourself with uplifting people  
  • Different seasons Laura has experienced throughout her career and redefining what her job means over the years 
  • Mental practices to master putting on different hats 
  • Being understanding of the capacities of others
  • How Laura balances friendships 
  • How Laura utilizes her gifts of encouragement and marketing to motivate others 
  • Things Laura doesn’t do in her daily life and the guilt of missing important moments 
  • Laura’s current self-care regimen and what she does to prioritize her health 
  • Dealing with burnout and shifting your mindset to positively impact others  
  • The benefits of establishing a morning routine and meal prepping for the week 
  • A rapid-fire session of Laura’s favorite products and resources 
  • How to create a life that is unique and whole to you 




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