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November 20, 2013

Inaugural expo to show how to live a balanced life

Some of the steps often suggested for achieving a balanced lifestyle seem so simple.

Get sufficient exercise and sleep. Eat healthy. Find a hobby and routinely set aside time to relax and meditate.

And yet with the rigors of work, school, and parenting, it’s easy to throw that symmetry off. Add in a major life change like divorce or the death of a loved one and it can be even more of challenge to not neglect yourself when you’re trying to take care of everything else.

Being a mother, Becky Homko knows the difficulty of balancing family life and work. As owner of Today’s Events & Business Services in Brownsburg, she decided to bring together vendors and experts who can help people achieve that equilibrium.

The Balanced Living Festival & Expo is set for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex, 1900 E. Main St., Danville. Those offering products and services for healthy living — be it financial, mental, and spiritual — will be on hand. Homko also is working to have related experts to give presentations.

With this being the first edition of the event, Homko won’t charge an entrance fee, though freewill offerings will be accepted. She’ll also have interactive activities for children.

“Some people may see this as a health fair, but I see it as being all about the family,” Homko said. “I’m hoping whole families come to this together.”

The idea for Balanced Living started when Homko noticed how often it was tough to separate fact from fiction when determining what’s best for a healthy lifestyle.

“I’ve noticed there are a lot of health fairs for the senior community, but not a lot for families,” she said. “I created Balanced Living to be about body, mind, spirit, and financial health.”

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