For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

Jane Wagner

It’s all too easy to get swallowed up by the hustle and bustle of our daily responsibilities, whether it’s a hectic work week or a busy social schedule. But with these words, comedy writer Jane Wagner reminds us of the importance of taking a break and takin care of ourselves. Wagner, a veteran screenwriter who penned this line for her wife and longtime collaborator, comedian Lily Tomlin, points out an ironic truth: Often the quickest way to feel better is pausing to take a deep breath, and simply slowing down.