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Sabbatical Leave

Pruning the Oak Tree: How My Sabbatical Benefitted Everyone

Todd Ross Nienkerk | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Todd Ross Nienkerk

Early last fall, I took a five-week sabbatical. By making a deliberate effort to take a step back and delegate all of my responsibilities -- by eliminating the long shadow I cast as a business owner -- I let the sunshine in. New growth emerged in the form of new leadership, confidence, and possibilities for our amazing team.

Conquer Fear, Dream a Little, and Go on That Sabbatical

Carolina Rogoll | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolina Rogoll

Breaking away from your regular routine will let you test whether your life can be significantly better if you live differently. Maybe that means living in a different country, learning a new skill, changing jobs or completing your bucket list. But even as exciting as it sounds and the happiness it promises, the decision doesn't come easy.

5 Signs You Need A Pause (And What To Do About It)

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael O'Meara

A pause doesn't have to be a vacation or a physical change of scenery. It can be a daily routine that you create and allow yourself to just "be." Try not to overthink anything, and remember you are just there, being.

Sabbaticals for Nonprofit Leaders Benefit the Executive, the Organization and the Communities It Serves

Beth Sirull | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Beth Sirull

Burnout is indeed the, 'disease of our civilization,' as Arianna Huffington aptly put it in her August 2013 post. And nowhere is there more risk of the disease, at greater cost to organizations and collective society, than in the nonprofit sector.

Jillian Berman

Why Clif Bar Offers Sabbaticals

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

Pat Bush just spent two months of company time driving across the country with his wife Caron, exploring national parks on mountain bikes and on foot....

May Day And Torah: Biblical Ecology And Economics For The 21st (Or 58th) Century

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Is there some subterranean -- even subversive -- connection between spring celebration of the Earth and spring celebration of work and time for rest?

The Most Powerful Mother's Day Gift In The World

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

While most women feel grateful for the flowers, cards and mini-vacations from household chores that Mother's Day offers, countless more are wondering why they aren't getting the one gift that they want and need more than any other: a job.

Republican Plan Targets Sabbaticals For Iowa Professors

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Newly empowered Republican lawmakers in Iowa want to cancel paid research leaves for university professors in a budget-cutting...

10 Ways You Can Make Work Fit With Life and Family

Rex Flexibility | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rex Flexibility

Scientists still haven't figured out how to add more hours to the day, but many companies have come up with creative ways for employees to balance their lives and still be successful at their jobs.