Editor's Note » June/July 10

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As we dive head-first into the summer months, I’m reminded that those of us with office jobs often don’t have the benefits of enjoying the outdoors.

Sure, we might walk home from work, or spend time on a patio on the weekend. But for the most part, we spend most of our time indoors, in front of a computer, plugging away.

But what if we took a step back, and tried to even out our weekdays with a little attention to our personal lives?

Balancing our work and private lives may be the key to a happier life. This is a theory subscribed to by our cover interviewee this month — Mereille Guiliano, author of French Women Don’t Get Fat, and Women, Work, and the Art of Savoir Faire.

Guiliano spoke to me about living life, and enjoying the finer things, like eating a homecooked meal, and turning off your Blackberry to have some space from work. She’s certainly an authority on balance, having worked towards it throughout her professional career.

In any case, we invite you to take a time out, peruse the interview, and have a good read, as ABJ highlights the best in business.

Have a good summer, and remember to stop and smell the roses.

Sincerely,

Sara Kopamees