A Network for Grateful Living ANGeL: ANGeL provides online resources for experiencing gratitude and an active international community for sharing and discussing such experiences.

Carl Honoré is the author of In Praise of Slow, which catalyzed the slow movement.
His website offers online video, audio, courses, and more for embracing slowness.

The Center for a New American Dream seeks to improve human well-being by shifting the ways we consume.

The Family Dinner Project is an excellent source of recipes, conversation ideas, and inspiration for family dinners.

The Greater Good provides scientific, evidence-based solutions for improving individual and collective happiness and compassion.

The New Road Map Foundation is an outstanding site for helping to get your finances in line with your values.

Reboot the sponsor of National Day of Unplugging. Get a free cell phone sleeping bag.

Resurgence Slow Sunday is a secular effort to reclaim Sunday as a day of rest, reflection, and connection with family and neighbors through community events.

Sabbath Manifesto: Principles and discussion for slowing down and unplugging on your day of rest. There is a great little video called “How do you unplug?’ under the tab “National Day of Unplugging.”

Share Save Spend offers tools, resources, and an online virtual video library (Money Sanity U) all designed to prepare people for a lifetime of financial opportunities and responsibilities.

The Slow Movement website provides extensive examples and resources for slowing down and connecting to food, place, and—most importantly—life.

Take Back Your Time aims to eliminate the epidemic of overworking and improve quality of life for working people.


30/30: This app helps you plan your day.

Friday: This app turns off your phone on Friday nights.

Unplugged: This app helps you put down your phone.


These are some of the books that I consulted as I wrote An Oasis in Time.

Community, Family, and Connection
Steiner-Adair, Catherine. The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. New York: Harper, 2013.
Banks, Amy, and Leigh Ann Hirschman. Wired to Connect: The Surprising Link be- tween Brain Science and Strong, Healthy Relationships. New York: Penguin, 2015.
Jackson, Maggie. What’s Happening to Home? Balancing Work, Life, and Refuge in the Information Age. Notre dame, IN: Sorin Books, 2002.
Junger, Sebastian. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. New York: Twelve, 2016.
Lipkin, Lisa. Bringing the Story Home: The Complete Guide to Storytelling for Parents. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2000.
Mcknight, John, and Peter Block. The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010.
Nelson, Shasta. Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press, 2016.
Palmer, Parker J. A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004.
Turkle, Sherry. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. New York: Penguin, 2015.
Weinstein, Miriam. The Surprising Power of Family Meals: How Eating Together Makes Us Smarter, Stronger, Healthier, and Happier. Hanover, NH: Steerforth Press, 2005.
Consumer Culture
John De Graaf, David Wann, and Thomas H. Naylor. Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Us—And How We Can Fight Back. 3rd ed. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2014.
Kasser, Tim. The High Price of Materialism. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.
Schor, Juliet B. The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting, and the New Consumer. New York: Basic Books, 1998.
Slater, Philip E. The Pursuit of Loneliness: American Culture at the Breaking Point. Boston: Beacon Press, 1970.
Twist, Lynn. The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2013.
Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1992.
Dinwiddie, Melissa. The Creative Sandbox Way: Your Path to a Full-Color Life. Mountain View, ca: Pluralite Press, 2016.
Gilbert, Elizabeth. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. New York: Penguin, 2015.
Environment and Nature
Francis, Pope. On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si’). Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2015.
Klein, Naomi. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Louv, Richard. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Vol. 2. Chapel Hill, Nc: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008.
McKibben, Bill. The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation. Cambridge, ma: Cowley Publications, 2005.
Facing Death
Albom, Mitch. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson. New York: Doubleday, 1997.
Butler, Katy. Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death. New York: Scribner, 2013.
Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2014.
O’Kelly, Eugene. Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008.
Pausch, Randy. The Last Lecture. New York: Hyperion, 2008.
Health, Well-Being, and Personal Growth
Brach, Tara. True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart. New York: Bantam Books, 2012.
Brown, Bren . Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015.
Hillis-Jaffe, Janette. Everyday Healing: Stand Up, Take Charge, and Get Your Health Back One Day at a Time. Pompton, NJ: New Page Books, 2015.
Neff, Kristin. Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind. New York: William Morrow, 2011.
Rubin, Gretchen. Better Than Before: What I Learned about Making and Breaking Habits—to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life. New York: Broadway Books, 2015.
Seixas, Abby. Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman’s Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.
Gallagher, Winifred. Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life. New York: Penguin Press, 2009.
Hallowell, Edward M. CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About To Snap! New York: Ballantine Books, 2006.
Jackson, Maggie. Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2008.
Jones, Kirk Byron. Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down. Valley forge, Pa: Judson Press, 2003.
Schulte, Brigid. Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014.
Stafford, Rachel Macy. Hands Free Life: 9 Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better & Loving More. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2015.
Aurelius, Marcus. Meditations. Translated by Maxwell Staniforth. New York: Penguin Books, 1964.
Gellert, Michael. The Way of the Small: Why Less Is Truly More. Lake Worth, FL: Nicolas-Hays, 2008.
Haidt, Jonathan. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom. New York: Basic Books, 2006.
Irvine, William Braxton. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Lenoir, Frederic. Happiness: A Philosopher’s Guide. Translated by Andrew Brown. New York: Melville House, 2015.
Philosophy of Time
Easwaran, Eknath. Take Your Time: How to Find Patience, Peace & Meaning. 2nd ed. Tomales, CA: Nilgiri Press, 2006.
Eberle, Gary. Sacred Time and the Search for Meaning. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2003.
De Graaf, John. Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2003.
Honor, Carl. In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed. San Francisco: Harper, 2004.
McEwen, Christian. World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down. Peterborough, NH: Bauhan, 2011.
Powers, William. Hamlet’s Blackberry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age. New York: Harpercollins, 2010.
Schor, Juliet B. The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure. New York: Basic Books, 1991.
Loehr, James E., and Tony Schwartz. The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal. New York: Free Press, 2003.
Mckeown, Greg. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. New York: Crown Business, 2012.
Newport, cal. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
Tracy, Brian. Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007.
Sabbath and Shabbat
Berry, Wendell. Sabbaths. New York: North Point Press, 1987.
Brueggeman, Walter. Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John knox Press, 2014.
Buchanan, Mark. The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath. Grand rapids, michigan: Thomas Nelson, 2006.
Heschel, Abraham Joshua. The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951.
Lieberman, Joseph. The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath. NewYork: Howard Books, 2011.
Mckibben, Maryann Dana. Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment withHoly Time. atlanta: chalice Press, 2012.
Muller, Wayne. Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives.New York: Bantam Books, 2000.
Schley, Sara. Secrets of the Seventh Day: How Everyone Can Find Renewal through the Wisdom and Practices of the Sabbath. Ashland, Oregon: White Cloud Press, 2013.
Shulevitz, Judith. The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time. New York: random House, 2010.
Zion, Noam. A Day Apart: Shabbat at Home. Jerusalem, Israel: Shalom Hartman Institute, 2004.
Social Action
Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness. New York: the New Press, 2012.
Braun, Adam, and Carlye Adler. The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014. Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015.
Glassman, Bernard, and rick fields. Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Master’s Lessons in Living a Life That Matters. New York: Bell tower, 1996.
Jaffe, David. Changing the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change. Boulder, colorado: trumpeter Books, 2016.
Kristof, Nicholas d., and Sheryl Wudunn. A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. New York: Random House, 2014.
Stroh, David Peter. Systems Thinking for Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results. White River Junction, Vermont: chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.