Back in the days when I worked in a very busy office, I noticed that my greatest ideas occurred during short pauses, such as on the way to the washroom, in my otherwise frenetic workday. Once I recognized the connection between short relaxation breaks and the quality of my day, I committed to take regular relaxation breaks during my stressful work day. I called them “Mini-Retreats,” because they are delightful treats without the extra calories.
Most of my clients work in very similar work environments to the one I left behind. Encouragement for self-care and stress-relief is therefore an integral part of my life and career coaching style. The positive transformations I witness in my clients and the desire to share the stress-busting, confidence-boosting gift of Mini-Retreats with a larger audience, inspired me to write the award-winning book, The Mini-Retreat Solution.