Books: An Oasis In Time

An Oasis In Time

Marilyn Paul, Ph.D.

Life is going by in a blur. Demands increase. The to-do list grows. The pressure is overwhelming. It’s hard to know what to do next. The solution? Stop. Yes, stop. Replenish. Reset your body, mind, and heart. Get going again with new perspective, purpose, creativity, and energy. Restore the power of rhythm to your life. Try the life-transforming practice of an Oasis in Time every week.

Based on practices in the Western spiritual tradition, an Oasis in Time is a time-tested way to renew heart and soul regularly.

An Oasis in Time is chock full of tips, stories, and tools that can restore more vitality and purposefulness to your life. Author, speaker, and organizational change consultant Marilyn Paul shows you how to harness the power of rhythmic rest and restore your focus on what is most meaningful.

Marilyn gives you a practical set of tools and encourages you to start small: practice your Oasis in Time for one hour a week. The book provides actionable guidelines for how to plan, how to slow down, how to put down your phone, and how to restore yourself at the deepest levels.

With this book as your guide, you can go off the clock, and off the hook, regularly, knowing that when you return to the firehose of life, you will be more prepared than ever to actualize your life’s purpose.

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Reviews and Praise

“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

“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. Thank you Marilyn!”

Peter Bregman | bestselling author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get The Right Things Done

“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 bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One Has the Time and director of The Better Life Lab at New America

“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

“An Oasis in Time is just what the doctor―and our loved ones―ordered. 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 | Harvard Law School faculty and New York Times bestselling co-author of Difficult Conversations

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