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How to Focus Like a Monk with Jamie Kreiner

We live in a world full of constant notifications, interruptions, and complications. If only we could get away from it all, the peace and quiet would allow us to concentrate. Or would it? This week, Danièle speaks with Jamie Kreiner about some new old strategies for concentration, courtesy of ancient and medieval monks.

Jamie Kreiner is professor of history at the University of Georgia. She edited and translated How to Focus: A Monastic Guide for an Age of Distraction by John Cassian and is the author of The Wandering Mind: What Medieval Monks Tell Us About Distraction.


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