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02 September 2016

Out of Office/At the Beach: Recommended Listening for Labor Day

The dog days of summer are squarely behind us, and Labor Day is here. Whether you’re getting ready for a long car ride (and the inevitable traffic), a few lazy days on the beach, or a relaxing staycation, this pair of audiobooks will make sure you enjoy summer’s remainder and are rejuvenated for the faster-paced days of autumn ahead.

Mindfulness by Mark Williams and Danny Penman, read by Mark Williams, featuring a foreword written and read by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Let’s face it, there’s a lot happening these days—just too much for even the most well-balanced person sometimes. Before you delve into a new season of work and its many pressures, take a few hours to listen to this practical book. Guided by an Oxford professor and an award-winning journalist, you’ll be able to stay centered with just 10 to 20 minutes of meditation a day. Say goodbye to stress, anxiety, and exhaustion even as you say hello to the “ber” months.

I’ve Got Sand In All the Wrong Places by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella, read by the authors

After you’ve created your plan to stay calm in workplace maelstroms, indulge in a little fun with this charming collection of stories written and narrated by bestselling author Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, writer Francesca Serritella. This mother-daughter duo lets you peek behind the curtain of their public lives, giving you full access to their alternately funny and touching experiences and helping you find the humor in your own everydayness. Dip your feet in here, where you can hear two stories from this winning assemblage: “Doggie Dramz” by Lisa and “Mommy’s Day Out” by Francesca.

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