Pause: Putting the Brakes on a Runaway Life

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Insomniac Press, 2006 - Electronic books - 232 pages
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Pause: Putting the Brakes on a Runaway Life puts the hurried life on notice. Pause challenges the chaos that churns in our society with gentle suggestions to inject moments of fun, adventure, and self-care. Pause will convince you that life dramatically improves when we replace meaningless activities, back-to-back commitments, and unfulfilling obligations with activities that give life zest.

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User Review  - allison.sivak - LibraryThing

I really like books about simplicity and how to live a measured life, even if I read the same things over and over again. But this one was a bit too surface and twee, even for me. Read full review

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Always we make time for work, time for friends, time for family and recreation. One thing we rarely make time for Is a pause. Watching the clouds roll by, stars in the sky, our sun in its undulation across the horizons.
A moment to pause, to listen, too something perhaps even deeper than our own, heart beat.
I highly recommend this book for those looking for a window or room with a view, filled with peace.
Dr J R Unwin


Thanks to You
Inner Pauses connect us to our sense of self
Everyday Pauses keep life in balance
Playful Pauses canbe delightful decadent
Welcome Home creating your perfect place
The Perfect Pause

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Page 11 - We should all do what in the long run gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.
Page 18 - In addition, at the end of the book, you will find a list of helpful organizations and publications.
Page 23 - When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.

About the author (2006)

Katherine Gibson, M.Ed., B.Ed., is a life-management expert, bestselling author, and popular seminar leader. She appears on television and radio programs across North America and is a quoted expert in numerous publications. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Visit her website at

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