Those of us in the workplace are surrounded by constant distractions that dilute our attention and prevent us from cultivating our true self. There are simple practices that can slow us down, help us find more balance, and become more attuned to the world around us and to the voice of God speaking within us. Judith Valente worked as staff writer for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, was an on-air correspondent for PBS-TV, and is a self-described recovering workaholic and over-achiever. She has spent considerable time in the last several years at monasteries learning about the contemplative life, and explored some of the ways we can practice the art of pausing and still be productive in our work.