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The Book

Named 1 of the Washington Post’s 50 Notable Nonfiction Books of the Year!

Named a Good Reads finalist for Best Business Book of 2014!

From Time Confetti to Time Serenity: Overwhelmed is both a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds and a blueprint for how to put the pieces back together. What Brigid Schulte offers us is a revelatory, at times hilarious, and at heart optimistic view of how we can begin to find time for the things that matter most and live more fulfilled lives.

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About Brigid Schulte

About Brigid Schulte

Brigid Schulte is an award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and Washington Post magazine. She was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize. She is also a fellow at the New America Foundation. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and two children. She grew up in Oregon and spent summers in Wyoming, where she did not feel overwhelmed.

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Brigid's Articles

Here’s why many working mothers have more time than they think they do

Author and time management expert Laura Vanderkam argues it’s time to chuck the old story that women can’t have big jobs and family.

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How five simple strategies helped this unhappy lawyer make the switch to his dream job

Chris Boyle, a father of four, never really liked being a lawyer. But he loved running his kayak rental shop. Could he make the switch, and still pay the bills?

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Hate your job? Try these four strategies before you call it quits

Tony Schwartz of the Energy Project makes the case that long hours of continuous work is not only draining, but produces sub-par results. He offers some research-based tricks for keeping your tank full and being happier on the job

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How a devoted young teacher narrowly escaped burnout and got her life back

Carolyn Holmes was working 10-hour days and heading for burnout as a teacher. How she learned to do better work, and got her life back.

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Bored at work? Learn to love your job again with the ‘Rules of Enchantment’

Nearly 70 percent of US workers say they’re disengaged at work. Tim Leberecht argues that infusing the workplace with romantic ideals could change that

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How this stressed-out working mom calmed her chaotic life

Working mother Joanne Westall felt like she was coming unglued. Here’s how she learned to go from chaos and clutter to calm and organized.

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