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An Oasis in Time

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An Oasis in Time by Marilyn Paul
Aug 22, 2017 | ISBN 9781623366636

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“If we don’t refuel, we run on empty. Marilyn Paul explores the power of respite and restoration—well-known in the ancient traditions of the world and confirmed by modern neuroscience—with heart, soul, and many practical suggestions. A distinctive and extremely useful book.”
—Rick Hanson, Ph.D, author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

“At a time when many of us feel too busy to breathe, that our work is never done, and that the exhausting “everydayathon” of modern life will never stop, Marilyn Paul’s gentle and thoughtful An Oasis in Time shows there is a way out: taking dedicated time to pause weekly. Paul gives both practical guidelines on how to plan for regular time off, and shows how starting small, slowing down and keeping it simple can reconnect us with what’s most important and help us reclaim our souls.”
—Brigid Schulte, author of the New York Times bestseller Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time and director of The Better Life Lab at New America

“Is there any human tradition more beautiful and enduring than the sabbath? In this engaging and thoughtful book, Marilyn Paul explains why this ancient practice is in the midst of a revival and how it can transform your life. In a breathless, screen-driven world, everyone needs an oasis in time—this is your guidebook.”
—William Powers, New York Times bestselling author of Hamlet’s Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age

“We all know it’s a good idea to take a break from work, but how many of us actually do it? The practical advice in Marilyn Paul’s new book is precisely what we need to close the gap between what we know we should do, and what we actually do. The proof? It’s Friday evening and I’m turning off my computer for the weekend.”
—Peter Bregman, bestselling author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get The Right Things Done

“Too often an oasis seems an unattainable mirage. Marilyn offers wise, practical steps to finding and protecting your own place of healing, peace, and renewed connection—with ourselves and those we love. An invaluable voice for survival in today’s 24/7 hyper-connected world.”
—Sheila Heen, New York Times bestselling author of Difficult Conversations

“Marilyn Paul makes a compelling case that an ancient ritual can vastly improve your quality of life in a hectic modern world. I’m convinced!”
—Cal Newport, author of Deep Work

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