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The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: #Amsabbaticaling2014 Big Plans and What I've Learned So Far

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

I've been on the all-writing-all-the-time (more or less) plan for almost a month now and here's what I've learned so far (with a bit about what I'm working on thrown in).

Taking Time Off Is Good For Your Body, Your Mind, And Your Business

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Earlier this year, researchers reported that the average American employee only takes advantage of half of their earned vacation days, and 61 percent ...

Unscripted (Kari's Story)

Kari Zabel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kari Zabel

We should be excited to wake up in the morning and meditate, drink our morning coffee, or go to work. Why waste time showing up for a life that you don't want, doing work that you don't value, or be around people that don't uplift or inspire you?

A Magical Six-Week Life Experiment

Carolina Rogoll | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolina Rogoll

I want to be energized and more present. Give my best to others. Make meditation and watching the sunset part of my weekly routine. That is what having a thriving life means to me. And if I ever forget how to do it, I will keep going on sabbaticals to rediscover life's magic.

How A Reinvention Sabbatical Recharged This Woman's Career

John Tarnoff | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

When we are stuck in career doldrums, we have to be alert and pay attention to crazy opportunities that just drop in our lap -- opportunities that we might otherwise pass up.

Experimenting Toward Sabbatical/Shmitah in America

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Can we turn our eco-wisdom Away from climate doom, Into a joyful future? Often the climate crisis is described only as approaching doom. As the offic...

How I Came to Follow My Passion

David Cherner | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Cherner

I had finally found meaning in my own work by focusing inward, being present enough to observe some interesting trends going on around me, and following two passions deep in my belly: helping people reconnect with themselves and one another and starting new companies.

12 Confessions to Dispel the Myth of the Perfect Mother

Katie Morford | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Katie Morford

Perfection is impossible. And if you ask me, perfection is boring, inauthentic and exhausting. It oppresses and confines and has the potential for making others feel inadequate.

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.

Giving Up My To-Do List and Finding My Life

Arielle Ford | Posted 04.28.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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....

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 Ellen Niver | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Ellen Niver

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.