15 Minute Pause: A Radical Reboot for Busy People

15 Minute Pause: A Radical Reboot for Busy People

15 Minute Pause: A Radical Reboot for Busy People

15 Minute Pause: A Radical Reboot for Busy People


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

Not just a book. This is your personal self-care coach to more joy and less stress.

15 Minute Pause shows how small simple steps can lead to life changing results.

  • Has exhaustion become your new normal?
  • Has busyness become a badge of honor?
  • Has stress stopped you from taking better care of yourself?
  • Do you want more ease and joy?

If you said yes to any of these, then this book is for you. 15 Minute Pause offers proven practical tools and easy tips that teach you how to reduce stress and prevent burnout. 15 Minute Pause helps you step into your personal power with daily pausing - to prioritize you.

Author, Michelle Burke, and CEO of Energy Catalyst Group, is a sought-after leadership, well-being and burnout coach. She has been motivating and empowering women for twenty years and trained thousands of participants to make positive career and life changes. Michelle partnered with co-author Lilamani de Silva MSc, former AP for Discovery Channel, to reveal simple solutions to overcome negative obstacles getting in your way, help you prioritize what matters most and take action so you can have more time to do what you love.

They draw on their work/life experiences, years of research and personal insights to show us how a daily pause can reshape our lives. You're just 15 minutes away from recharging your life. Start today.

Learn how to :

  • Improve your mental, emotional and physical well-being.
  • Identify and celebrate your top 10 innate gifts.
  • Take the Life Energy Inventory and discover which life areas are depleted.
  • Find out how the sabotaging "Meddler" voice wreaks havoc in your life.
  • Pause, take time for yourself with 100 ideas in 15 minutes or less.

Authors show how a daily pause helps you respond to life's challenges with more ease and helps you to maintain a more positive attitude along the way. Both authors practice taking a daily pause, oftentimes spent outdoors, reading or with loved ones. They are also co-authors of Joy Cards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999179475
Publisher: Energy Catalyst Group
Publication date: 06/11/2018
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 CEO of Energy Catalyst Group, she has devoted her 20-year career to coaching leaders be more mindful, empowering women and 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(TM), a communication tool proven to enhance teamwork and increase productivity, endorsed by Stanford University. She is also author of Joy Cards.Michelle is a member of Forbes Coaching Council and completed 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 has contributed to Forbes.com. Her articles have appeared in HR, Training and Authority, Medium, Breathe and CLO Magazines. Michelle enjoys giving back to her community, traveling, reading, cooking, walking her dog Jadie and is a sports enthusiast. She is also co-author of Joy Cards.

Lilamani de Silva and Michelle Burke have worked together for 20 years co-creating card games and educational products. Her career has spanned various industries, media relations, and film production. 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. She is also co-author of Joy Cards.

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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