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The power of pause : becoming more by doing less
Hershey, Terry
Adult Nonfiction BV4647.S48 H47 2009

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Retreat leader and speaker Hershey offers his growing fan base of faithful Christ followers a smart, sensible and so practical primer on the power of pausing. Hershey (Soul Gardening) presents 52 nifty ways to hit the pause button no matter what the season of life. In an eight-part text in which sections are defined by the four seasons, each with an early and late aspect-readers will find themselves removed from the tyranny of the urgent and moved to a peaceful, reflective and deliberatively inactive place of reflection. Hershey, funny and honest about his own foibles, will have thoughtful readers resonating with his human struggles while gratefully accepting his kindly offered yet stern cautions on the dangers of the busy life. Well-written and issuing continual invitations to pay attention, live in a centered way and say yes to the moment, Hershey shows people how to pause and makes them want to do so. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Many people know they should stop and smell the roses but don't. These two authors want to help readers make it happen. Community counselor Ferguson's approach involves creating an awareness of situations that trigger cortisol, the fight/flight hormone, and learning how to react healthfully to them. She provides self-assessment tools and suggests stress-reduction activities that are geared toward those who hate exercise, tend toward introversion, or have been in a rut. Author Hershey (Soul Gardening) riffs on the principle of Sabbath, aiming toward carving out a "being space" in order to pray, touch, rest, etc. He pulls from a number of spiritual traditions to provide readers with seasonal activities/nonactivities to aid in relaxation and appreciation of the surrounding world. For a quick and easy guide to stress management, Ferguson is the ticket. For an alternative way of thinking, try Hershey. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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