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The Resource Lean out : a meditation on the madness of modern life, Tara Henley

Lean out : a meditation on the madness of modern life, Tara Henley

Label
Lean out : a meditation on the madness of modern life
Title
Lean out
Title remainder
a meditation on the madness of modern life
Statement of responsibility
Tara Henley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A deeply personal and informed reflection on the modern world--and why so many feel disillusioned by it. In 2016, journalist Tara Henley was at the top of her game working in Canadian media. She had traveled the world, from Soweto to Bangkok and Borneo to Brooklyn, interviewing authors and community leaders, politicians and Hollywood celebrities. But when she started getting chest pains at her desk in the newsroom, none of that seemed to matter. The health crisis--not cardiac, it turned out, but anxiety--forced her to step off the media treadmill and examine her life and the stressful twenty-first century world around her. Henley was not alone; North America was facing an epidemic of lifestyle-related health problems. And yet, the culture was continually celebrating the elite few who thrived in the always-on work world, those who perpetually leaned in. Henley realized that if we wanted innovative solutions to the wave of burnout and stress-related illness, it was time to talk to those who had leaned out. Part memoir, part travelogue, and part investigation, Lean Out tracks Henley's journey from the heart of the connected city to the fringe communities that surround it. From early retirement enthusiasts in urban British Columbia to moneyless men in rural Ireland, Henley uncovers a parallel track in which everyday citizens are quietly dropping out of the mainstream and reclaiming their lives from overwork. Underlying these disparate movements is a rejection of consumerism, a growing appetite for social contribution, and a quest for meaningful connection in this era of extreme isolation and loneliness. As she connects the dots between anxiety and overwork, Henley confronts the biggest issues of our time
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TOH
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Henley, Tara
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Henley, Tara
  • Anxiety
  • Burn out (Psychology)
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
Label
Lean out : a meditation on the madness of modern life, Tara Henley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
WH2019111817
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780525610915
Label
Lean out : a meditation on the madness of modern life, Tara Henley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
WH2019111817
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780525610915

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