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MCKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) - Inside Yoga Balance in McKinney, a group of women are trying to find the right balance.

It can be a challenge finding it, and if you’re a working mom, it can be a lifelong quest.

“We use yoga postures, and breathing… relaxing…meditation,” says Tracy Carruth, owner of Yoga Balance and mother of three. “We encourage students to find their own intention. What does balance mean for them? So they get clarity around that.”

So if balance is relative, why can’t we have it all?

One of America’s top women CEO’s is making headlines for her comments about work life balance. PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi says working women, no matter who they are, will have to make sacrifices at home.

“I don’t think women can have it all. I just don’t think so,” says Nooyi, a mom herself. “Everyday you have to make a decision whether you are going to be a wife or a mother. Like many times during the day, you have to make those decisions.” Nooyi made the comments earlier this week at “The Aspen Ideas Festival.”

“You can have it all I think over a span of time,” says Neena Newberry, a single mom and President of Newberry Executive Solutions. Newberry coaches high ranking female leaders.

“I may not be able to do every single thing I want to do. What I do need to do is prioritize, so at the end of the day I’m OK with the decisions that I’ve made,” explains Newberry. “You can have what you want. The question is what’s most important to you at which points in time in our life?”

Frisco’s Maegan Isip, 28, is a stay at home mom and for her having it all doesn’t mean a career.

“Yeah I have it all. I have my health. I have a beautiful baby girl. I have a wonderful husband,” says Isip happily. “I had this awesome plan of this career I dreamed of since I was little. The moment we found out that I was pregnant I looked at it as a huge blessing and decided you know what? I think my plan is to stay home with our children.”

Perhaps the key is simply realizing balance means different things to different people.

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