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Wednesday, April 15 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Keynote Address - A Call To Pause
Overwhelmed? The Greeks said pure leisure, the place where we refresh the soul and become most fully human, is the point of The Good Life. In our busy modern, rushed, distracted and tech-addicted world, what has happened to leisure? What are the costs? More, how do we get it back and why is it imperative, not only to improve the quality and creativity of the work we do, but to connect deeply with others? Brigid Schulte, author of "Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time," poses whether our brains, partners, culture and bosses are making it impossible for us to experience anything but contaminated time, and investigates how individuals can reconnect with their leisure time.

During this session, attendees will:

  • Uncover how being overwhelmed is re-sculpting our brains and shaping our workplaces as well as our relationships.
  • Explore the correlation between leisure and employee performance.
  • Share tools for balancing the stresses of everyday life.

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Brigid Schulte

Author, Overwhelmed
@BrigidSchulte | | Author Brigid Schulte, fellow at the New America Foundation, award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and harried mother of two began the journey quite by accident, after a time-use researcher insisted that she, like all American women, had 30 hours of leisure each w... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom E-H