Feeling Overwhelmed?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Brigid Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, wonders: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but “contaminated time”? In Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time she looks at the stresses that have eroded our leisure time and tries to find ways to put the pieces of our over-scheduled lives back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration.


Brigid Schulte

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I laughed and groaned though this entire segment. It's an impressive testament to the absurd state of modern life that the guest can talk seriously about taking a minute by minute diary of her day plucking out all the extraneous minutes... She manages to make even the word leisure sound completely undesirable. Good luck in becoming a more efficient automaton. How about first learning the word "no"? Your life is a choice- Who would want a life resembling this in any fashion??

Apr. 19 2014 12:27 AM

I'm exhausted and overwhelmed just listening to Schulte's suggestions for maximizing her "busybe ALL you can be" life.

Apr. 18 2014 12:56 PM

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