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Pausing with Austin Hill Shaw

In this episode 40 of The Pausecast...

  • Experience a pause led by Austin

  • Morning pages from The Artist's Way and how to use it to gain new insights on yourself

  • How to ask through help and what to say to get it

  • How to generate intimacy with a partner using creative power

  • How to set an intention for building, and why it matters

  • How to tap into your "internal landscape" while remodeling and why it's helpful

  • How to relate to the land you live on

  • Favorite daily pauses to try daily, weekly, monthly and seasonally

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Ziva Self-Care Center

Austin Hill Shaw

As a human being, Austin's core intent is to be a loved and loving man who gets things done joyfully.

As a designer, and the founder of 3 Lights Design in Oakland, California, as well as the creator of the Core Needs Design Method and The Joyful Home Remodel, his mission is to reform architecture at it practiced today from a transactional, material-based, consumer pursuit to one that is transformative, to one that honors and celebrates the intelligence and generosity of the natural world, and to one that is deeply collaborative, co-creative and fulfilling for everyone involved.


As a teacher and author of The Shoreline of Wonder: On Being Creative, his intent is to empower others as creators by underscoring that creativity is both a defining trait of being human as well as a core human need for true fulfillment.

As a healer, he works as a homemaker, helping others feel at home in themselves, their partnerships, and their communities, all the while assisting them in reconnecting them to the land, to Nature, and the Cosmos.

Austin is also featured in PAUSE, Rachael's book and his story of an extended pause in a monastary.

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Rachael O'Meara


Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day.


For the past tweleve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. 

Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on and the TEDx stage in 2019.


Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!).


She has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.


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