Take Back Your Life 

A Working Mom's Guide to Work-Life Balance

Dr. Lisa Herbert, a busy mom, physician and wife, took back her life and redefined work-life balance. She reclaimed her time, recharged her battery, renewed her commitment to herself and restored her relationships. 

This book explains how you can too.

Is having a balanced life important to you? Are you seeking more time with your loved ones? How about more time for self-care and meaningful work? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book will show you how to discover the work-life balance that is meant for you.

  • Why Work-Life Balance is important

  • The Five Stages of Change Necessary to Achieve a Balanced Life

  • Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle

  • Achieving Balance in Your Career

  • How To Have Balance in Your Relationships

  • How to Achieve a Healthy Mental Balance

I wrote this book for working moms who are ready to make the changes necessary to live their best life; for women who constantly feel strapped for time and guilty about shortchanging someone or something. This book is designed to help you think that it is possible to change the course of your life. It will teach you how to stop putting your life on the back burner, thinking it will get better with time. People often find themselves waiting around for change. But change never happens unless we create it. You don’t need to wait on anyone else. You must learn to let go of guilt and the idea of being a people-pleaser, and strategically work on developing the life you want.

The most important things you will uncover after reading this book are:  

  • Why work-life balance is important 
  • What does work-life balance mean to you
  • Where in your life is lack of balance present
  • Who can help you achieve the balance you're looking for
  • A well thought out action plan to put in place  


There are many books available that offer recommendations for how to achieve work-life balance. Take Back Your Life not only shows you how to redefine work-life balance but it also provides you with a framework to take action. There are exercises within the book that get you thinking, planning and doing. Are you ready to take back your life?


Dr. Lisa Herbert

About the Author

Dr. Lisa Herbert, “The Balance Doctor,” is a family doctor, certified professional coach, and the Founder and CEO of Just the Right Balance, LLC™. 

After graduating from Stony Brook University, Dr. Herbert received her medical degree from Upstate Medical Center, concluded her residency in Family Medicine at Mountainside Hospital, and completed her training as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach with The Coaching Institute of Applied Positive Psychology. 

As a family physician serving the community for 22 years, Dr. Herbert has held the position of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and received the Degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians. She coaches working moms and physicians to take back their life and redefine work-life balance, so they can take charge of their career, health and relationships without sacrificing their own fulfillment. 

Dr. Herbert is a wife and proud mother of two. When she is not writing, she achieves balance by enjoying the arts, traveling, reading an enjoyable book, and spending time with family.