Wellness isn’t about deprivation and it’s not about perfection. It is about pointing yourself in the direction of growth, training yourself to get comfortable with your highest potential, and then taking small steps to support that shift.
It’s about showing up for yourself, day by day, and then one day finding that you’ve undergone a transformation.
~ Kathy Freston

A sabbatical definitely contributes to wellness and transformation.

Previously I thought sabbaticals were reserved for professors who took time off to write or publish a book, or to travel, or to do whatever they wanted to do for a year. That was the only context in which I had heard the word. However it is defined in a number of ways… “any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training”… “bringing a period of rest.” And that is not exclusive to professors.

This sabbatical has been my growth ground as I show up every day to transform.

What would you do on a sabbatical?


About Shari Risoff

Shari Risoff is an author, editor and consultant based in Raleigh, NC, USA. She studied business and spent years building client relationships in the corporate world and is passionate about communicating. She is the author of two books, Released: A True Story of Escape from an Abusive Marriage and Accidental Sabbatical. She began to consult and write full time during her own accidental sabbatical. She writes, and edits books for other authors, as well as helping small business owners with infrastructure or communication or projects of many kinds. She is devoted to her husband Stephen. When she is not working on her new book, or hanging out with Stephen, she is reading books or studying human behavior. Readers or writers in need of an editor can get in touch via email: projectmavens @ or follow her on Twitter @ShariRisoff.
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