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Monday, May 26, 2008

Summer retreat with Moore starts this Sunday

Tracy Simmons spoke with Thomas Moore earlier this month for a story in the American Republican, published in Waterbury, Connecticut. She writes:
"A Life at Work is about finding the right job and becoming the person you were meant to be.

"It's not just about finding a job somewhere, it's deeper," [Thomas Moore] said. "It has everything to do with feeling that your life is meaningful."

The book addresses how to begin looking for one's life work, how to prevent unhappiness from seeping into other areas of life and how to know when it's time for a change.

"One way people can get an idea of what they should be doing in terms of work is to simply be more in touch with themselves," he said. "I tell them that if they're in the wrong work, they'll know it. They'll be watching the clock, drinking too much, relationships may be difficult, they may feel depressed. There's a lot of things they're going to have to tackle."

Moore uses fairy tales, Greek and Roman mythology and the teachings of Socrates to illustrate his point. He also asked readers to submit their stories about finding meaningful work. He changed names and places and used many of those stories in the book, he said."
Simmons also mentions the retreat with Thomas Moore in Madison, Conn., to start this Sunday: "The summer retreat will include presentations and discussions with Moore as well as time for individual reflection. More information is available at (203) 245-0401."

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