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Journalist In High Anxiety Job Learns How To 'Lean Out'


Tara Henley was frequently on the go in her job as a journalist. Then she felt chest pains and thought she was having a heart attack.

Actually, it was life and the way she was living it; what she thought of as a health crisis wasn’t a cardiac event, but anxiety that told her it was time to slow down.

She did, and then took up the challenge of finding people who had found ways to de-couple from the high-speed pace of modern life. Before the pandemic slowed most of us down, that is.

Henley's book is Lean Out: A Meditation on the Madness of Modern Life. The author joins us with highlights and additional insights provided by the shelter-in-place of the now.

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