Seeking Balance Isn't Always The Best Answer
As the authors of Juggling Elephants, we have always been passionate about not using "work-life balance" as one of the key phrases describing our book. Our belief is that seeking balance only gets you part of the way to a solution and also factors out the importance of focusing more energy on key events or circumstances unique to an individual-and less on others at that point in time.
The M.A.P. Maker has written a great blog (The Great Balance Boondoggle) about the fallacy of balance and how Juggling Elephants is a more effective way to accomplish what is most important.