How to build a bridge between
your work and your purpose
As work and the rest of life blur together, we need to be increasingly intentional about how we spend our time and respectful of the fact that we bring our whole selves to everything we do. In her new book, How We Work, contemplative scholar Leah Weiss helps us to reframe the classic “work/life” dichotomy by using the power of intention and reflection to establish and pursue our purpose. Leah Weiss earned her master’s degree in social work and her doctorate in theology and education. She teaches compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a principal teacher at Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program, conceived by the Dalai Lama. We spoke with Weiss about the problems with how we think about work/life balance. …
Sam Mowe is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. His interviews have also appeared in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and The Sun. He is also the editor of Lineages, a publication of the Garrison Institute. Sam is a regular contributor to Spirituality & Health.