Discovering the Power of Pausing with Kim, the Pause Lady
Ever feel like you're on a hamster wheel, constantly racing but never truly getting anywhere? Our guest for this episode, Kim Groshek - or as she's affectionately known, the "pause lady" - has discovered a powerful antidote to our fast-paced world: the power of the pause. Kim takes us on a fascinating journey from her childhood love of computers, through her career in computer science, and finally to her life-altering realization of the need to disconnect from technology. Our discussion pivots around a tragic incident involving a young man and online predators, which motivated Kim to create the "pause challenge," advocating for scheduled breaks from screens and devices.
But the conversation doesn't stop there. We delve into the seemingly counterintuitive benefits of boredom and the magic that happens when we allow our thoughts to percolate. More than a call to minimize screen time, this episode extends an invitation to face uncomfortable spaces and heal from trauma. Through her Pause Power Online platform, Kim provides the necessary tools and guidance for this transformative journey. Whether you're struggling with presence or simply curious about the power of the pause, this episode has something for everyone. Let's press pause together and unlock the power of being present in the moment.
Kim Groshek's bio
Kim is an elite business strategist and mental health coach. She has been helping leaders trust their instincts and master their potential for 30 years. She is known as the “Pause Lady” and she works with achieving professionals to become more successful and happy by doing less.
Kim Groshek's best-selling book
Kim Groshek lives in the midwest and spends her days writing colorful stories with characters who live in fantasy worlds. She lives in a house filled with a lot of activity. Kim’s been a cognitive science practitioner for more than 30 years. During that time, she saw many impacts of our reliance on artificial intelligence, it was a personal exploration. But at some point, it became clear that this was not something to keep to herself. Her fiction stories show how colossal our reliance on it affects our behaviors and how our decisions impact us in the future.
May her stories open your mind! Transport you through a magical illumination. Head Rush is her first fiction novel.