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Stop Ruining Your Vacations

31 July 2012

Allison read Matt Richtel’s Vacation Sabotage: Don’t Let It Happen to You! from the 29 June 2012 New York Times and was relieved to learn some practical tips for helping her clients actually enjoy vacation so they can return to work rested and restored.

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Only You Can Prevent “Vacation Sabotage”

20 August 2013

In preparation for her upcoming vacation, Allison re-read Matt Ritchel’s article, Vacation Sabotage: Don’t Let It Happen to You!

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Please Take Your Vacation!

8 April 2014

Allison read the Glassdoor Q1 2014 Employment Confidence Survey and was disappointed (but not surprised) to learn that 51% of Americans aren’t using their vacation time.

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A New Way to Get Ready for Your Vacation

3 June 2014

Allison is on vacation in London and the Lake District with her mother. Here are the things she read before she left to make sure she didn’t sabotage her own vacation.

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Unplug

17 June 2014

Allison was asked to speak about how to “Unplug” at a University of Virginia employee conference last week. Today she’s summarizing what she shared with participants about how to disconnect to achieve more balance and productivity.

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Turtle Time and a Digital Detox

19 August 2014

Allison read 7-Day Digital Diet in The New York Times by Teddy Wayne and decided to try her own digital detox while she was on vacation last week.

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Help for Vacationers Who Want More Savoring and Less Stress

28 October 2014

Allison read her friend Jaime Kurtz’s first blog post for Psychology Today and got excited about a new resource for people who want help with enjoying their vacations.

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In Support of an Email-Free Vacation

15 September 2015

Allison read Vacation Sabotage: Don't Let it Happen to You! by Matt Richtel and celebrated another email-free vacation. She’s on a mission to help more people take a break from email. Could you be the next one?

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Give Them (and Yourself) Nothing

22 December 2015

Allison read The Gift of Nothing and Vacation Sabotage: Don’t Let It Happen to You! (You’ll probably need to do something differently if you want to make space for doing nothing at all.)

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The Joy and Anxiety of Email-Free Vacations

21 February 2017

Allison read Why I Ignored Email for a Month in preparation for her upcoming email-free vacation at the beach and was grateful for another reminder of why taking a break from email is so hard and so important.

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The Boring Discipline of Self-Care

24 July 2018

Allison read Self-Care Is Not An Indulgence. It's A Discipline. by Tami Forman in Forbes and appreciated the author’s assertion that we need to do some boring, regimented things if we really want to be our best selves.

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What I Learned on My Email-Free Vacation

25 September 2018

Eden read How Not to Let Your Phone Ruin Your Vacation by Catherine Price and was glad she took Allison and Rachel’s advice to unplug during her vacation.

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Vacation Well: Prepare to Disconnect and Write Your Email Automatic Reply

4 June 2019

Allison talked with her clients about how to disconnect and then gathered a variety of sample automatic reply messages to help people get ready for less email or maybe even no email on their summer vacations.

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Vacation Well: Start with the Three-Day Weekend

27 August 2019

Allison remembered one of the best lessons from her favorite article about how to have a restful and enjoyable vacation. Who will join her in a three-day, email-free challenge this Labor Day weekend?

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Gone Fishin’

26 May 2021

Allison took her own advice and disconnected from email while she enjoyed fishing at Smith Mountain Lake, VA.

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Treat Your Burnout Slowly and with Compassion

4 January 2022

Allison watched her presentation on Strategies to Avoid Small Business Burnout and will be remembering her own advice as she charts a course for 2022.

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