Balance is a fascinating subject. We strive for it in work and family life, and emotional balance is something we prize in others.

So what can we learn from someone who has mastered the physical nature of balance?

Are there some metaphors we can glean from the extraordinary work of Lara Jacobs, better known as “The Balance Goddess?”

Take a look at the following video-share, a performance on the TED stage.

There’s quite a lot of drama here in the beginning. It seems a little over-done, but by the end, you’ll know why!

Lara’s patience, and zen-like concentration is inspiring:

Isn’t that unbelievable? Lovely, graceful and somehow intense. People are amazing!

Stay open, curious and hopeful!

~ Dr. Lynda

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  1. Jacobs, Lara. “Balance Goddess | Lara Jacobs | TEDxEdmonton.” YouTube. TEDx Talks, 22 June 2013. Web. 29 Mar. 2015. <>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.