Slow Down and Rest? 


Learn to Disconnect For One Day A Week

An Oasis in Time
Prepare to disconnect for one day.

A Book Review by Joan Mead-Matsui

Are you worried you’ll break your flow or appear lazy if you give your mind and body a rest?

Drawing on the Sabbath tradition can produce a myriad of benefits, according to Marilyn Paul, Ph.D., MBA, a coach, author, speaker, and senior consultant with Bridgeway Partners, a consulting group based in the San Francisco Bay area. Paul is the author of “An OASIS in TIME: HOW A DAY OF REST CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE,” a detailed guidebook that will take you on a journey from your rushed, hectic life to one that offers immeasurable benefits that range from renewed energy and a clearer perspective to a deeper sense of well-being.

What exactly is “Oasis Time?”

It’s an opportunity to step out of the rat race for one day. It’s a day to do whatever you’ve put off week after week. Plan lunch with a friend, turn off your alarm and savor a few additionals hours of sleep, read a book, hike, paint, or simply do nothing. Your oasis begins with your imagination. It’s a totally customized experience you design.

Paul debunks the roadblocks we’ve established and her roadmap is both practical and doable.

“What obstacles come to mind when you think about adopting oasis time? The kids have too many activities? You should really be exercising? You’re way behind on personal e-mail?…”


Trust me: You will always find an excuse to delay. But if you shift your inner narrative from ‘I can take a break when I’ve crossed everything off my list’ to ‘Taking an extended break is the next thing on my life,’ you will be amazed at how those excuses can fade into the background.” ~Marilyn Paul, Ph.D., MBA

Paul has taught at the Yale School of Business, The Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions, and the Hebrew University Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine. She has been featured in “USA Today,” “The Boston Globe,” “the Chicago Tribune,” “Spirituality & Health Magazine,” and “Yoga Magazine.” She’s also the author of “It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys.”

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An OASIS in TIME: HOW A DAY OF REST CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE is published by Rodale Press.

Follow this link to learn more about Marilyn Paul.

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