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Don't We All Deserve (and Need) a Sabbatical?

From: Deb Krumholz
Length: 27:24

inspiring interview about sabbaticals and how everyone can and should take one

Default-piece-image-1 Author and work-life balance consultant, Bonnie Michaels, talks about her life-changing experience when she took a one-year sabbatical. A sabbatical, she says, allow us to get a dramatically new perspective on our lives, both personally and professionally. If we think that we don't have the time or can't afford to take a sabbatical, she encourages us to reconsider and gives practical ways to make it happen.

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Piece Description

Author and work-life balance consultant, Bonnie Michaels, talks about her life-changing experience when she took a one-year sabbatical. A sabbatical, she says, allow us to get a dramatically new perspective on our lives, both personally and professionally. If we think that we don't have the time or can't afford to take a sabbatical, she encourages us to reconsider and gives practical ways to make it happen.

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Review of Don't We All Deserve (and Need) a Sabbatical?

It?s interesting to consider the possibilities of a sabbatical; what would you do, how would you do it? Bonnie Michaels shares her personal and professional experience on sabbaticals and offers some interesting insights and thoughts. Although there?s some good information, the piece feels long and, because of the telephone sound, is sonically fatiguing.

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Review of Don't We All Deserve (and Need) a Sabbatical?

This interview will inspire folks to consider an alternative to the dreaded mid-life crisis: taking time off to pursue ambitions. Bonnie Michaels provides a personal account of a year spent traveling and volunteering in several countries with her husband, proving that a little initiative can have life-changing impact. The piece is a little longer than it could be; nevertheless, it is engaging throughout.

Broadcast History

WMUA, 91.1 FM at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; weekly public affairs show, "It's About Time"; aired on October 5, 2006

Timing and Cues

If you think that you don't have the time or can't afford to take a sabbatical, think again. Bonnie Michaels helps us understand the importance of taking a break from our lives and gives us practical ways to make it possible.
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