Being (and staying) balanced can often be as easy as checking in with ourselves from time to time. Tuning into our own body and mind is a simple emotional gauging tool we often overlook. I love to play the piano. It is a very physical and artistic activity. I do not have a piano at home right now. I keep exercising my hands for the day I will get my dream piano. It seems the melodies I faking play “in my head” and with my hands awaken a different part of my brain: for creativity, appreciating beauty, and feeling the connection between the physical world and the deep emotions of life.