The Problem of Busyness I agreed to write this book almost a year ago. Gibbs Smith and I had met during a five-day workshop on the topic of time and busyness at Tassajara Hot Springs, a Zen Buddhist retreat center in Big Sur. I co-facilitated the workshop, "The One Who Is Not Busy," with Basya Petnick and Rabbi Helen Cohn. Gibbs was quite taken with the notion of "simultaneous inclusion," that a worker could be both "busy" and "not busy" at the same time. "Is that enlightenment?" he asked me once after a delicious breakfast prepared by the monks at Tassajara and eaten in a charmingly rustic dining room. "Gibbs," I replied, blissfully stuffed with buckwheat pancakes and maple syrup, "if you've got simultaneous inclusion, you don't need enlightenment."
Author Darlene Cohen seeks to rejuvenate the weary professional, busy parent, and stressed student by offering a path from exhausted frustration toward a holistic approach to time management.
Do you: *Ever feel like you consistently take on more that you have time to do? *Ever wish you could not only get things done, but also enjoy doing them? *Feel like you're barely making it through one ragged week to the next? *Live only for weekends and a chance to put your feet up and close your eyes? "Busyness" is the problem. Knowing how to manage it is the solution.
About the Author
Darlene Cohen, Ma., LMT, earned her graduate degree in physiological psychology and spent the majority of her Zen training-thirty years-as a laywomen. After developing rheumatoid arthritis, she became a movemont teacher for people with joint restrictions, and was then certified as a maddage and movemont teacher. Currently, she sees clients and gives workshops, classes, lectures, and seminars that emphasize mindfulness, at various medical and meditation centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington State, Illinois, and New York City.