15 MINUTE PAUSE: A Radical Reboot for Busy People

15 MINUTE PAUSE: A Radical Reboot for Busy People

by Michelle Burke, Lilamani De Silva
15 MINUTE PAUSE: A Radical Reboot for Busy People

15 MINUTE PAUSE: A Radical Reboot for Busy People

by Michelle Burke, Lilamani De Silva




First Place Winner of Readers Views Literary Award 2018/2019 in Self Help Category

“Joy-filled moments don’t add more to an already busy day, rather they make the busy day better.”

15 Minute Pause is an inspirational playbook that provides practical, easy tips and tools for reducing stress and preventing burnout. It's a call to action to increase self-care, dream big, re-discover the joy-gems in your life and reclaim time by stepping into your personal power through daily pauses. The authors, Michelle and Lilamani, share their experiences, personal stories and insights about how they learned to pause daily, leading them to live a more joy-filled life.

The white space and activities provide an opportunity to:

  • Identify and celebrate your top 10 innate gifts.
  • Take the Life Energy Inventory and discover which 7 key life areas are depleted and what to do about it.
  • Find out how the sabotaging "Meddler" voice wreaks havoc in your life and take back control by engaging the positive "Player".
  • Learn how to pause with 100 ideas in 15 minutes or less.

Research shows that we are more stressed than ever before and taking time for self-care and develop healthy coping strategies is key to living a happier and more successful life. 15 Minute Pause provides uplifting quotes, tips and the i-Matter Equation to guide you to create small daily rituals allowing you to step off the stress-treadmill of life. Authors show how a daily pause can help you respond to life's challenges with more ease as well as maintain a more positive attitude along the way. It's your personal coach and cheerleader for less stress and to living a more joy-filled, meaningful and energized life.

Drawing on nearly twenty years of Fortune 500 consulting and coaching experience, Michelle Burke, Author of The Valuable Office Professional, observed that today's 24/7 lifestyle has become increasingly hectic and stressful negatively impacting work/life balance. She partnered with co-author, Lilamani de Silva, former AP for Discovery Channel to share their aha's, insights and step by step solutions for living with less stress and more joy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999179475
Publisher: Silver Thread Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2018
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Michelle Burke is a highly respected and sought-after leadership and team coach, consultant, strategist, and speaker. As Founder and President of Energy Catalyst Group, she has devoted her 20-year career to helping organizations become thriving energized workplaces. Her consulting and coaching with Fortune 100, 500 companies and Universities established her as a leading expert in bridging communication, team and cultural gaps. Her clients include: Sony PlayStation, Stanford University, Visa, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Disney, HTC, Snap Inc., Genentech, and HP.

She is author of the acclaimed book, The Valuable Office Professional, endorsed by Ken Blanchard. She co-developed The Productivity Cycle™, a communication tool proven to enhance teamwork and increase productivity, endorsed by Stanford University.

Michelle is a member of Forbes Coaching Council and a participant in UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) intensive IPP program. She has been featured in Business Week Magazine, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, and Star Ledger. She was a regular contributor for Great Work Cultures on Huffington Post, and contributes to Forbes.com. Her articles have appeared in HR, Training and CLO Magazines. Michelle enjoys giving back to her community, traveling, reading, cooking and is a sports enthusiast.

Lilamani de Silva and Michelle have worked together for 17 years co-creating card games and educational products. Her career has spanned various industries, media relations, film production and life coaching. She worked as a clinical auditor at Hammersmith Hospital and as a publicist at London Zoo which led to the production of natural history documentaries for ITV, Discovery and Animal Planet.

Her jobs gave her the opportunity to travel the globe and experience different cultures and life perspectives. An accomplished painter, Lilamani's illustrations grace this book and she has sold paintings around the world. In addition to her love of travel, she is a nature enthusiast, enjoys reading, and racket sports. She holds a Masters in Biochemistry from The University of Otega in New Zealand.

Table of Contents



Introduction: Why I Matter


i-Matter Equation: Self-Awareness

Chapter 1 Mirror, Mirror

Chapter 2 Dream Big

Chapter 3 The Way You Think is the Way You Act

Chapter 4 Cup Half Full

Chapter 5 Emotional Shift

Chapter 6 Physical Check-up

Chapter 7 Celebrate Your Innate Gifts


i-Matter Equation: Making Conscious Choices

Chapter 8 Conscious Living is a Lifestyle

Chapter 9 Life Energy Inventory


i-Matter Equation: Pause for Fifteen Minutes

Chapter 10 Energy Boost

Chapter 11 Mindful Matters

Chapter 12 Body for Life

Chapter 13 Heart Connection

Chapter 14 The Gift of Giving

Chapter 15 Career and Financial Aspirations

Chapter 16 Creative Catalyst

Chapter 17 Soul Purpose

Chapter 18 Reward Your Progress

Conclusion A Life Well Lived

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