Augusta Chronicle/RICK SANDERS/SPECIAL - The Rev. Rick Sanders, of St. Paul's Church earned a wilderness certification on sabbatical.

We’re glad that the word is spreading – sabbaticals are good for people AND individuals!

The numerous personal and professional benefits of sabbaticals were recently featured in this great article by Kelly Daniels at The Augusta Chronicle:

The benefits to sabbaticals often outweigh the costs, according to a recent study in the Journal of Education for Business.

Sabbaticals tend to improve goodwill, help companies attract and retain talent and provide opportunities for employees to acquire new skills, according to the research, published in 2011. Most workers, from academia to business, return to work energized, the journal reported.”

Read the full article here.