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Pause: Putting the Brakes on a Runaway Life Paperback – November 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 231 pages
  • Publisher: Insomniac Pr; 1ST edition (November 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897178239
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897178232
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,916,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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 www.katherinegibson.com.

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Katherine Gibson was raised in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada). She holds degrees from universities in Alberta and British Columbia. She is the author of four books. Her first, Unclutter Your Life: Transforming Your Physical, Mental and Emotional Space,has been translated into several languages. She is a dynamic keynote speaker and she is a frequent guest on radio and television programs across North America. More about Katherine Gibson at: wwww.katherinegibson.com

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mark Sichel on October 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
If you're like me and almost everyone I know, when asked what you would most like, the answer is an extra 12 hours a day. We're all overbooked and overcommitted,and forget to follow simple psychological and spiritual common sense: slow down, replinish the soul, repair ourselves and our souls.

Filled with inspirational, common sense and psychologically sound advice, Pause inspires the reader to stop reading and do one of the multitude of good suggestions to get back to ourselves. Its a great book to read a small chapter at a time and let yourself follow your heart at the end of the chapter and do something that is kind to yourself and to the world. You will feel better fast.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Johnson on November 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
I try to slow down and relax and always look for books with this attitude. Maybe others need this book more than I. However, I found the book filled with some good suggestions and resources to check out. If you are looking at ways to incorporate a better quality of life then this may be one book to add among others to your shelf. Some people may not like that it doesn't take a total back to basics move towards simplicity. She suggests adding some small indulgences in your routine such as a cup of coffee or treats. Those who can't afford this approach may not see the value. However, other suggestions are inexpensive.

Even if you don't incorporate many suggestions from the book, it is a thought starter to living a more balanced life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lesley on July 6, 2013
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My boyfriend loves it and once he got past thinking it was simple, he said it was really helpful. Buy!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laura on December 15, 2009
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So, I buy this book because I'm swamped. I work 1.5 jobs, and the "1" job in that equation is more like 2.5 jobs. I have a teen, a 'tween, a husband, three cats, a large dog, turtles, a kajillion unfinished knitting/needlework projects, too many unwatched movies & unread books in my collections, and a messy house. I purchased this book because I was hoping to get some insight on how to slow down without de-railing this freight train. This book was listed in the Virtues Shop from the Virtues Project, so I thought it would be a great read.

The chapters are short, which is great. Easy to take in one sitting, they have a lot of great resources.

Aside from that ... I wasn't impressed.

While the Resources are great, I wasn't looking for resources. I was looking for practices that would help me re-assess what I was doing or where I was going, and why they were good for me/helped me slow down. The good news was that the book didn't give me psychological dissertation on why I feel the need to keep myself so busy or why running forward at breakneck speed isn't good for my family, and I was thankful for that! However, this book was short on inspiration and BIG on...

IDEAS THAT WILL INVOLVE ME EVEN MORE IN PROJECTS, ACTIVITIES, GROUPS, AND EVEN MORE CRAP THAT WILL MAKE ME CRAZY/IER.

Taking my daughters to a nursing home to paint old ladies' nails? GREAT idea. Would love for them to make a mentor friend in an octogenarian and get insight on life and listen to all the cool stories she had to tell. Excellent! I can't think of a reason why not to do this.

EXCEPT WHAT ABOUT MY OWN NAILS?
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