Second edition of popular STTI book includes tips for healthy work-life balance

14 October 2014
Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications 
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Second edition of popular STTI book includes tips for
healthy work-life balance
Respected nurse offers guide to a healthier, happier life
INDIANAPOLIS — Regardless of the industry, finding the ideal balance between career and personal life is a struggle for most working adults. Some are professional perfectionists or mega multitaskers, while others have the be-all-things-to-all-people-all-the-time personality. What’s the solution? How can working individuals, especially nurses, who are among the most trusted, multitasking, and physically active professionals, find balance? The answer becomes clear in the fully revised and updated B is for Balance: 12 Steps Toward a More Balanced Life at Home and at Work.
Published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), this second edition provides ideas, tips, and tricks for rebalancing one’s life and reaching personal and professional goals. In 12 steps, readers are taught how to simplify their lives, reduce stress and focus on what is most important.
Author Sharon M. Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI, FACW, FAAN, was inspired to write the book after working for decades without taking time for herself. “I burned the candle at both ends, regardless of the type of work that I did,” Weinstein said. “I learned that if you do not take the time for yourself, you won't be the best you can be.”
Although her interest in work-life balance began as a self-help method, readers will find that B is for Balance is not a typical self-help book. Weinstein’s writing is based on years of research coupled with her decades of experience in health care, delivering a straightforward, clinically proven guide to balancing one’s life.
While the book is designed for anyone who needs to find a better balance between a career and a personal life, it is of particular interest to nurses. The author recognizes the difficulty that exists in self-care when one’s entire day is focused on caring for the wellness of others. Nurses can use this book to improve their self-care, while health care administrators may find it helpful to use Weinstein’s techniques to help heal their workforce.
Weinstein’s work teaches that knowing one’s purpose, understanding the price of stress, and practicing healthy habits are imperative to workers’ overall happiness.
The book is available at
B is for Balance, Second Edition: 12 Steps Toward a More Balanced Life at Home and at Work 
By Sharon M. Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI, FACW, FAAN
ISBN-13: 9781938835841
Published by STTI, 2014
Price: US $34.95. Soft cover, 320 pages. Trim size: 53/8 x 83/8 inches
About the author: 
Sharon M. Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI, FACW, FAAN, is president and founder of SMW Group LLC, Core Consulting Group, and the Global Education Development Institute. She is the author of nine texts and more than 160 peer-reviewed publications. A member of the National Wellness Institute, Infinity Foundation, Chicago Healers, American College of Wellness, American Nurses Association, and American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), Weinstein earned her spot as the go-to professional for education, resources, well-being, and work-life balance. She founded the Integrative Health Forum, which is an interdisciplinary alliance of licensed health care professionals whose mission is to serve the professionals and associations that promote health and well-being in individuals, organizations, and communities around the globe. She is an independent founding member of Alphay, a global health and wellness company. Recently elected to a leadership role within the AHNA and to the board of directors of the National Speakers Association, Weinstein is past president of the Infusion Nurses Society and past chair of the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation. She is a member of the Expert Panel on Global Nursing/American Academy of Nursing.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at