The Art of Pausing: Reclaiming a Sense of Balance in Our Lives

Balance Your Life Stability Work-Life ConceptJoin us on Wednesday, Feb. 8 for the AWC Springfield luncheon program: The Art of Pausing: Reclaiming a Sense of Balance in Our Lives.

Who feels stressed out? We all do! So be sure to join AWC for their timely and essential February program with news reporter, essayist and poet Judith Valente.

Judith shares her unique perspective on work, stress, balance and life in the books she has written, including “The Art of Pausing: Meditations for the Overworked and Overwhelmed.” Also, “Atchison Blue” is a memoir of her time living in a monastery. Both are aimed at helping busy professionals live more contemplative lives. Her new book, “The Art of Living” will be out in 2018.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
Networking: 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Luncheon & Program: Noon to 1 p.m.
Sangamo Club, 227 E. Adams St., Springfield

Registration rates (pay by check or cash at the door or debit/credit online):
Members: $17 at door, $18.93 online
Guests/non-members: $22 at door, $24.20 online
Students: $11 at door, $12.60 online

Notify us of any dietary restrictions upon registration by emailing
Luncheon reservations cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be invoiced.


ValenteJudith Valente is an awarding-winning print and broadcast journalist and much more. She began her work in journalism as a staff reporter for The Washington Post. She later worked for The Wall Street Journal, reporting from the paper’s Chicago and London bureaus. Having spent several years traveling and reporting with PBS-TV, she now lives in Normal, IL and reports for WGLT public radio.