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The Healthy Way Series: Seven Surprising Ways to Rest

As a medical physician Saundra Dalton-Smith knows about healthy living. So when she hit burnout, she knew something had to change. She began to look at what both science and Scripture say about being whole and discovered seven different types of rest are required for a sustainable life. In this portion of The Healthy Way series, we hear from Dr. Dalton=Smith about these different types of rest, why we need them, and how to get them.

Saundra’s research found we need spiritual, physical, emotional, creative, relational, sensory, and mental rest in order to live out the full life God describes in John 10:10. In a world with constant demands and distractions, we must know how best to rest in a way that will restore where we are depleted. This means examining where we give out and how to best renew that area of our lives. Part practical, part inspirational, every woman will be able to relate to the need for restoration in at least one area of her life.

For the woman whose mind races when she lies down at night, the one who feels like she is constantly pouring out in relationships and never receiving anything in return, or the one who has run out of new, creative ideas, this episode offers practical approaches to many common frustrations. A holistic approach Dr. Dalton-Smith wants us to thrive and her words direct us toward the how.

You can connect with Saundra on her website, Instagram, or Twitter.

Listen to this episode here.

Things you heard mentioned in this episode:

Saundra’s new book: Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

John 10:10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Saundra’s rest quiz


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