For 12 years I have gone on retreat with a group of fellow coaches simply to be together, reflect, slow down and (re)discover how much I learn from ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’. When people come on pause days they too discover the simplicity and huge value of taking stock and realising, once more, what is important. Although this is an ancient tradition it has been popularised with the recent rise in interest in mindfulness. The independent magazine had a full article last week http://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-independent-magazine/20150314. Worth pausing to read it.