top of page
Image by Edgar Castrejon
  • Faina Shpund

Navigating Life's Demands: Finding Balance and family dinners

Chaos while navigating life

Hey there, it's Emma DaSola, and today I want to have a heart-to-heart about something that's been on my mind. In this modern world, we're bombarded with the idea that we can juggle everything – successful careers, thriving families, personal growth – and still find time to enjoy it all. But let's be real, is it truly possible to have it all? Can we really work, be successful, invest in ourselves, and have those heartwarming family moments without feeling like we're drowning in our commitments?

Well, here's my take on it. Life is like trying to balance a dozen spinning plates – some days, you might keep them all up, but other times, a few might come crashing down. And that's okay.

Did you hear me? Repeat after me: THAT'S OKAY!

I've walked this path too, trying to chase after every goal, nurture every relationship, and find time for myself. But you know what? It's not about having it all; it's about setting priorities and understanding what truly matters.

How do you do that, you ask me?Here are a few key lessons from my own journey.

Step 1: Realistic Goals Matter

We live in a world that often tells us we should aim for the stars, but sometimes aiming for the stars might leave us burnt out and missing out on those little moments that truly matter. It's not about lowering your standards, but rather about focusing your energy where it counts the most.

I've been down that road, striving to be a superstar in every aspect of my life. But you know what? It's okay not to excel at everything. What matters is focusing on what brings happiness and fulfillment. For me, it is cooking and seeing how others enjoy what I make, spending more time with their family, and creating cherished moments to remember.

What is the one thing that makes YOU happy?

Step 2: Seeking Support Is Smart!

They say it takes a village, and that's absolutely true. In our quest for success and happiness, we often forget that asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, but a mark of wisdom. And there are many little helpers can make a world of difference Emma DaSola Home Cookery is one of them.

I used to think I could handle it all on my own. And I did, at a price. But then it hit me – getting assistance doesn't diminish my capabilities; it enhances them. That's why I founded Emma DaSola – I wanted to help families save time and enjoy delicious, home-cooked goodness together so that they can do what only they can - enjoy moments together.

Step 3: Prioritize with Heart

Happiness isn't a checklist; it's about aligning your priorities with what truly matters. Sometimes, it means letting go of things that aren't bringing you joy to make room for the things that do.

I've faced those moments when my heart tugged me in different directions – between my career aspirations and spending quality time with my family. It became clear that by prioritizing family dinners, we weren't just sharing a meal; we were creating memories that would last a lifetime.

Step 4: Embrace Imperfection

In a world that idealizes perfection, it's easy to forget that life's beauty often lies in its imperfections. Embrace the messiness, because it's often within those messy moments that genuine connections flourish.

Just the other night, a client of mine shareda story about an evening with their family. They gathered around the table with Emma DaSola reheated meals scattered all over. Initially, they worried about the chaos. But then they saw the smiles, heard the laughter, and suddenly, the mess became a backdrop to a perfect moment. It's not about the perfect setting; it's about the perfect connections and great hearty food.

family dinners with Emma DaSola

Step 5: Nurturing Inner Happiness

Ever met someone who radiates happiness despite the chaos? That's the magic of inner contentment, or what I like to call "happitude." Happiness isn't about having everything; it's about having what truly fulfills your soul.

I used to think having it all was the key. But then I realized that having a heart full of gratitude, a family full of love, and a meal full of memories – that's the true essence of happiness. I wanted to share this learning with everyone, making sure that everyone can get these happy moments with their families around the dinner table - guilt-free!

In this whirlwind journey we call life, let's remember that we're not superheroes; we're humans. I'm here as your kitchen companion, ensuring you don't miss out on those special family dinners. So let's embrace the journey, treasure those family moments, and savour every single bite – together.


Emma DaSola 🌿


bottom of page