A Portrait of the Modern Workaholic

When work becomes more important than anything else, you develop a pattern of forgetting, ignoring, or minimizing the importance of family rituals and celebrations. You miss your child’s final bow. You forget the birthday party. And even if you do make it to an event, you might have trouble concentrating because your mind is back at the office.

—Psychotherapist Bryan E. Robinson, in #Chill

“It’s cancer.”

Ellen, a retired education leader, recalls this harrowing moment in her life. Her mammogram had revealed a lump in her breast. Devastating news for anyone. But Ellen was more worried about the effect on her work. She recalls, “Here the doctor is telling me I need to have a lumpectomy and I’m negotiating. ...

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