“If Timeout had been written and available a decade ago, my life would have been VERY different. I saw myself and my husband throughout the book. So many incidents remembered as I read the book that would have been handled differently, meaning better, if we’d had these tools then.
We think we do respect one another in relationships, but until you read Timeout and see it for yourself, you don’t realize how often we were doing the opposite.
It’s a truly wonderful book!”
2012 TIMEOUT Global Ebook Award
Our Guidebook For An Intentional Life has been an evolving process that has been greatly enriched by our readers and Ebook judges feedback as we continue to improve and expand the relationship and planning processes detailed in the book.
With Gratitude… Phyllis & Jerry (PJ)]]>
As one of Amazon’s hall of fame reviewers comments… “Too often the stresses of the outside world get played out on the day to day union of a couple. What the Campagnas have done is provided a service station for couples – preventative medicine to assure that relationships survive and thrive the climate of now.” -Grady Harp
Relationships are work–and we need to show up everyday to insure that those relationships are treated with the type of excellent customer service we’d expect in our daily interfacing with co-workers and business partners.
In essence we gotta do the dance–and shift the steps based on the tempo of the musical relationships that we value.
The book, written by Harper Educational Foundation Board Member Jerry Campagna and his wife, Phyllis, details potential relationship issues and step-by-step ways to address them head-on. The Campagnas will offer a free presentation on their book, “Timeout! To Retreat, Review and Renew,” and sign copies at 5 p.m. (signing) and 7 p.m. (presentation) Tuesday, February 21 in the Wojcik Conference Center on the College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.
They’ll also lead a three-part couples’ workshop series in March that focuses on the book’s strategies and incorporates interactive exercises with an eye on improving interpersonal communication and goal setting. “Work and family issues can push even the best relationships to the brink,” says Jerry Campagna, who built a career as a writer. “We believe our book is the happily-ever-after playbook, and we’re looking forward to sharing the lessons we’ve learned.” The couple based the book on their own realization – formed while trying to run three companies and raise a family – that their lives could only be truly integrated if they got serious about taking time for each other.
To RSVP to the free presentation and signing, visit https://harpercollege.wufoo.com/forms/z7r1k7/ or call 847.925.6300. The authors will also be donating 25 percent of that day’s book sales to Harper’s Rita and John Canning Women’s Program.
The three-day Timeout! workshop, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays starting March 10, is offered through the College’s Continuing Education Department and costs $149 per person. To register, call 847.925.6300 or visit www.harpercollege.edu/ce.
Barnes & Noble marked the occasion with a special edition Timeout! Frappuccino and PJ even had time to “mouse” around the store and chat with avid readers of all ages and species! This was the second signing that the Timeout! authors have made at a Barnes & Noble store since the book launched on 11/11/11.]]>
The attendees were a mix of young and “seasoned”; married and single; family and friends. One of the most frequently asked questions related to whether Timeout! applied to singles and in-between relationships. The answer, Absolutely! For while Timeout! was developed out of PJ desire to establish better communication and goal setting as they started to evolve as a couple and family–the interpersonal communication strategies outlined in the book apply to all types of relationships–from the breakfast room, to the boardroom to the breakroom–Timeout is about building trust and understanding.
PJ would also like to Books By Sunset for donating 50% of book proceeds from the evening to The Literacy Connection in Elgin and for the Gail Borden Library for hosting the presentation as part of their ongoing “Authors on the Fox” book series.
As the self proclaimed “Playbook for Happily Ever After!”… all who attended the Timeout! presentation seemed to leave with wider smiles than when they arrived!]]>