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The End of the Year Is Nigh! Resolve to Plan Your Family Sabbatical

Matt Scherr December 30, 2012

Time Well Spent? Yep, it’s that time of year again. But this year why not let the 20-somethings blow their paychecks to get into a bar to watch a recording of a ball drop in New York? You’ve got some planning to do! Matt Scherr   Get busy living or get busy dying. – Stephen… Continue Reading »


Bending Spoons: There Are No Obstacles to Your Family Sabbatical

Susan Pohlman December 10, 2012

Bending Spoons Remember that part in The Matrix when Neo talks to the bald, little monk boy who’s bending spoons with his mind? He tells Neo that the secret is not to try to bend the spoon, but to realize that…there is no spoon. Riiiight, little monk boy. But in hearing accounts of family sabbaticals,… Continue Reading »


Finding Familiar Foreign: Coming Home From Your Family Sabbatical

Jamie Stambaugh December 2, 2012

You can’t go home again Leaving home for college or…just life…is a rite of passage. And though you return to it, home is never the same again. Or rather, you can never experience it the same again, because you will never again be the child who experienced it before. When returning home, we may find… Continue Reading »


Your Latte or Your Life: Making Money Work for Your Family Sabbatical

Matt Scherr November 26, 2012

We’ve been addressing in greater detail the major fears or objections that keep people from taking a family sabbatical. In one form or another, money works its way into the top of that list. But our excuses typically just represent our surrender to our pursuit of money for its own sake. Planning a family sabbatical… Continue Reading »


Satis Fac Shon: Volunteering on Your Family Sabbatical

Roman Yavich November 11, 2012

There are two critical things we recommend every family focus on in order to make a truly meaningful and rewarding sabbatical experience: purpose and service. Purpose is the why (what do you hope to get out of the experience?), and we’ll cover it in more detail in upcoming articles. Service, even if it’s not part… Continue Reading »


Make It So: How to Take a Family Sabbatical If You Own a Business

Matt Scherr November 5, 2012

Small business owners have the same problem employees have: They forget their purpose in life is not actually to work. Usually that’s because most of us don’t ever think about a purpose, but that’s an article for another day. Even if you have some purpose for your life, you can’t very well pursue it unless… Continue Reading »

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