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Sabbatical

Giving Up My To-Do List and Finding My Life

Arielle Ford | Posted 02.26.2014 | Women
Arielle Ford

In the past, I often defined myself by my work, and I hate to admit this, but my ego took a lot of pride in "just how much I can accomplish" in an hour or a day or a week.

Returning for the Spring Semester, Inspired by Judy and Patti

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

This week I return to the classroom, having enjoyed time away from campus on a sabbatical graciously granted by our board of trustees. In anticipatio...

My Wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2014 -- My Recap

Paula H. Noe | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I have put my life on 'pause,' by taking a year-long sabbatical in Italy; I arrived in Florence, not knowing anyone except my rental agent, and armed only with lots of advice and information from friends and an overwhelming feeling of adventure.

Find a Sabbatical at Home or Away

Ingrid Sanders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Ingrid Sanders

Last year, I gave myself a gift. I decided to pack up my apartment, put everything in storage and step out into a journey with a very unknown ending.

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.

As the Spirit Moves Me

Jay Halfond | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Jay Halfond

This is the first time in more than a half century when I am not planning a return to school after Labor Day. I don't need to get a new lunch box, wardrobe, or haircut, or face the annual apprehension about the challenges that lie ahead.

Sagmeister Was Right: We Need Time Off

Zahra Ebrahim | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Zahra Ebrahim

We do the work we do so that we get to be in control, and yet we often find the pace of that work controlling us. So I challenge those of you who are employers, self-employed or social entrepreneurs: take a sabbatical.

Jillian Berman

Why Clif Bar Offers Sabbaticals

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.03.2013 | 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....

Want To Quit Your Job And Travel The World?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.19.2013 | Travel

Most of us have probably fantasized about quitting our jobs and traveling around the world, picking up new experiences and life lessons in each contin...

Catalyzing Connection With the Love of Life

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

How is it then, that as we get older, the tendency is to mute our own spontaneous response? And, even more importantly, what can we do to cultivate reconnection with what uplifts our spirit and touches our heart? What qualities catalyzes this experience?

Notes From the Creative Underground

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Declaring to myself that I would keep no calendar, unplug from my laptop and all obligations, I set forth to discover what the morning would bring and follow the call of my heart.

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?

6 Years Together! Dreams Do Come True

Lisa Niver Rajna | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Niver Rajna

Six years ago, on January 18, 2007, I had the best first date of my life. However, the get-together almost did not occur.

Back To Church Again

Mark Sandlin | Posted 11.01.2012 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

At the end of this sabbatical journey, I realize the journey has just started. Experiencing, seeing and understanding some of the things I did on my sabbatical away from Church is not enough. Now is the time to act.

The Art of Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Life

Barbara Biziou | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

Someone told me that the average person, when asked how he/she is, answers with the singular word "busy." The sad thing is that no one questions this, everyone assumes it is just the way things are. We have lost touch with the sacred ritual of taking time for ourselves for renewal.

Far Too Little Sabbath In The Sabbath

Mark Sandlin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

Sabbatical is about rest and recuperation. It is about communing with God in a restorative way. For a lot of church-going people that is not the way they would describe Sunday mornings.

How to Travel the World for Months (Or Years)

Rachel Stern | Posted 09.16.2012 | San Francisco
Rachel Stern

Many people believe a two-week vacation is all they can manage. But it's possible to hit the road for two months or even two years -- even with a small amount in the bank --according to a panel of chronic world travelers in San Francisco.

14 By 14, A Biblical Emissions Mandate: 14 (Percent Reduction) By (20)14

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

We should let our workers rest from their labors; and the Earth should be allowed to rest, too. Social, spiritual and ecological sustainability intertwine.

Quit Your Job to Travel With Meet, Plan, Go

Lisa Lubin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Travel
Lisa Lubin

October 18 is an inspirational night -- and proven so by the fact that a portion of the attendees from last year reached their tipping point and are either planning their trip or are out there seeing the world right now!

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.

Travel as Therapy: 6 Surefire Ways to Achieve Mental Detox on the Road

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

Find a book that will deepen your travel experience, but make sure to leave Eat, Pray, Love at home lest you'll be mistaken for a runaway soccer mom.

The House Is Sold - We Have Moved

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

I liked our new home. Granted, we didn't own it, we were renting it. But for now it was our home. It was a small ranch; less than half the size of the...