Recline, don’t ‘Lean In’

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Hear this one professional woman’s take on trying to be everything for everyone. And maybe…instead of working so hard to lean in and win approvals, we should learn to kick back and chill out just a little bit more.

“Perhaps the modern equivalent of Woolf’s ‘room of her own’ is the right to stop ‘leaning in’ all the time. There is, after all, much to be said for leaning out — for long lunches, afternoon naps, good books and some nice, slow hours in the La-Z-Boy […or hammock].”

Read this “manifestus for the rest of us” in She The People (Washington Post).

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Wondering if you could make a living — and make a life — all in one happy place? Here’s how one family is doing it in Mooresville, Alabama.

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Photos from 1818Farms.com; sheep closeup by Sarah Cole

 

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Work less, get more done. Sound crazy? Author and CEO Tony Schwartz of The Energy Project doesn’t think so. Read his opinion piece from today’s NYT.

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“I learned that it’s not how long, but how well, you renew that matters most in terms of performance. Even renewal requires practice. The more rapidly and deeply I learned to quiet my mind and relax my body, the more restored I felt afterward.” – Tony Schwartz