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Steven Lawson

Steven Lawson is the founder of Monk Manual. After spending a decade pushing himself to every limit in the workforce alongside his colleagues and friends, he slowed down, looked around and realized something was wrong. The ways of modern productivity are making people sick. Determined to find a way of life that accounts for the whole person - body, mind, and spirit - Steven began a soulful journey that has led him to develop the Monk Manual. Inspired by the wisdom of monks, and rooted in psychology, the Monk Manual is the first of several practical tools designed for peaceful being and purposeful doing. Steven lives in Buffalo, New York with his wife Lauren and their three children. You can learn more about Monk Manual at or on Instagram @MonkManual.