Living & working wisely in a turbulent world

End the chaos created by the relentless demands and distractions of our 24/7 world and develop the mindsets, skills, and tools to be more effective at doing what matters most.

Create focus, energy and spaciousness


Marilyn’s mission is to help people who struggle with overwhelm and disorganization to live more coherent, less chaotic lives. She herself has recovered from the nightmares of chronic chaos and overwork and she knows how out of control life can feel.

She says, “I’ve been there. I’ve overworked. Tried to do too much. Gotten overwhelmed by too many goals and too much disorganization. I have a Ph.D. from Yale in Management and an MBA from Cornell and I have done research about these issues and worked with hundreds of individuals and businesses to address these issues of productivity, health, burnout and disorganization.”

Marilyn’s clients learn new ways to enhance their energy and focus as they learn new habits of mind and action. Sometimes enhancing productivity seems paradoxical:

  • Building supportive connections is as important as naming your priorities
  • Taking items off your to-do list is as important as putting them on
  • Stopping completely is as important as surging forward 


Marilyn was selected as a top 100 Leadership Speaker by for 2018. She has taught at Yale and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has worked with a wide range of clients including grass roots non-profits, education, health and small business.


Marilyn’s award winning books will help you reset, refocus, and

take control of your time.

Learn how Marilyn’s groundbreaking book, An Oasis in Time, shows us how to find deep renewal in a culture highly focused on productivity.


Get the tools you need to revive your energy with a free Oasis Toolkit.


Next Steps for Deeper Renewal Time

January 24,31, February 7

5:00 – 6:15 pm Pacific

Judaism provides a strong template for stepping away from the chaos, overwhelm, and confusion that can seep into our lives. Many of us aren’t quite ready for a traditional Shabbat, but we could really use ways of stopping the tumult of our everyday activities to get genuine downtime, connect with others, and experience the source of our life energy. In this class, we will learn more about what it takes to create a true oasis in time. Drawing on the deep wisdom of traditional Shabbat teachings, the wealth of current knowledge about personal change, and time management practices, participants will take their next steps towards starting or deepening their Shabbat/Sabbath practice. In this three-section course we will explore and answer some pressing questions: How do we put away our to-do list? Set aside our technology? Deeply reconnect with self, others, and Source? How do we do this with others? How do we experiment and learn what enables us to experience the genuine renewal of regular stop time every week?

For more information and to Register