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Written by Lisa Rickwood on December 10, 2007
Award-winning book gives time-stressed people 100 ways to slow down, take a little break, and increase productivity.
For 50 weeks straight one year, Lisa Rickwood did not feel good.
Two small children, a growing business, and working over 40 hours a week siphoned Lisa Rickwood of her time, sanity, and health.
Her wake-up call was clear. She needed to escape, but how? Were others feeling as stressed out as she was?
In her award-winning book, Escape the Pace: 100 Fun and Easy Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Your Life, Rickwood takes on North America’s serious time-drain epidemic and its negative effects: Time-sickness, impatience with ourselves and others, and our need to do it all.
Written by Lisa Rickwood on May 1, 2006
VANCOUVER, B.C. May 1 2006 — Vancouver Island author, Lisa Rickwood, has partnered with Nanaimo’s newest day spa, Chakra’s Esthetics to create a spa package aimed at the busy urban woman. On Saturday, May 8th, a dozen such women will experience Rickwood’s self-care seminar, a catered lunch and spa treatments at Chakra’s Esthetics.
“The idea to create this escape was really based on providing women with a lasting experience. Through the seminar, those women will learn how to create an escape for themselves anytime. Our whole philosophy is to stop feeling guilty and start taking care of you,” explains Rickwood.
Written by Lisa Rickwood on April 17, 2006
VANCOUVER, B.C. April 17 2006 — Vancouver Island author Lisa Rickwood wants everyone to stop what they’re doing and take a break. She says the average North American worked 36.4 more hours in 2002 than they did a decade earlier and on average 3 hours more per week than their European counterparts. Lisa came across many surprising statistics while researching her book, Escape the Pace: 100 Fun and Easy Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Your Life.
“There are countless ways a person can slow down and take stock of their life,” advises Rickwood. “One can do anything from spending a few minutes for deep-breathing exercises at their desk to taking a scenic walk on their lunch break.” It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to start taking better care of you.
Written by Lisa Rickwood on October 15, 2005
VANCOUVER BC October 15, 2005 — Vancouver Island author, Lisa Rickwood, wants everyone to slow down and eat with family at the dinner table. Rickwood is a passionate supporter of Take Back Your Time Day held annually on October 24.
Take Back Your Time is a major initiative in the US and Canada which challenges our current societal trends of overwork, over-scheduling and the resulting time famine most North Americans face on a daily basis. This year the focus is on getting time-stressed families back to the dinner table so they can reconnect with each other.