Reflect with Sheridan
Interrupt the rush. Take a breath. Pause
There used to be a home improvements store near me that had a big green button in one of its departments. If no assistant was present, you pushed the button, and if you weren’t served within a minute, you got a discount on your purchase. The store’s marketing team struck a chord with that one. We the customer mustn’t be kept waiting.
With its speedy service, we like playing the customer in this scenario. But the truth is we also play the assistant, who comes rushing around the corner, flush-faced and out of breath to attend to us. We play her when we worry over our burgeoning inbox, keep our smartphone on all night so we don’t miss a call, or feel overwhelmed by our to-do list. The customer service tactics of the home improvements store demonstrate a culture of rush that pervades much of our lives. Add in school runs, work commutes, and the draining effects of Covid-19 restrictions, it’s no wonder we too end up breathless.
The effects of this hurry sickness go beyond the anxiety and burnout we know it breeds. A much earlier casualty is reflection time – the capacity to step away from our lives, sift the trivial from the meaningful, and spot the sacred moments they contain. Reflect with Sheridan is designed to help you create such a pause in your day to reflect on the things that matter, like joy, wonder, meaning, belonging, compassion, callings, seasons, change, and hope.
So curl up on the sofa, take the cosy table by the café window. This is your time to pause and reflect.
Beautifully designed throughout, Reflect with Sheridan makes a perfect gift
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What Others Are Saying
|Sheridan isn’t just a wise man; he is also a gifted communicator. He shares beautifully in this book, with words and pictures to inspire, uplift, and help us view the world differently. Sheridan’s wisdom is as deep as his inkwell, so as long as he keeps writing I’ll keep reading, and you should too. A highly recommended book from a brilliant author |
Writer and comedian
|This is a beautiful set of reflections and stories that call us to pause and think about our lives, photos that invite us to ponder new depths within the stories, and questions that encourage us to reflect on our own journeys. This is another rich and inspiring offering from Sheridan |
Author of The Gift of Wonder
|In our fast-paced, always-on culture, the need to escape the rush has never been more needed. In this warm-hearted, honest book, Sheridan draws on his own experiences and those of many others with openness and humility, creating reflections that encourage, uplift, and provide some much-needed perspective on what matters. Through his appearances on Pause for Thought, millions of listeners to BBC Radio 2 have already heard how gifted Sheridan is in communicating these truths verbally; now, it is a blessing to be able to read them too|
Author of Diary of a Desperate Dad and EVP Global Classics & Jazz, Universal Music Group
About the Author
Sheridan Voysey is an author and broadcaster whose other books include The Making of Us, Resurrection Year, and the award-winning Unseen Footprints. He has featured in numerous print and broadcast outlets including BBC Breakfast, BBC News, BBC Radio 4, Day of Discovery, CBC Canada’s Tapestry, The Sunday Telegraph and The Times, and he is a regular presenter of Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2. Sheridan lives in Oxford, United Kingdom, and speaks at events around the world.