Tired, Burnt Out, Depleted? Listen to this! with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith | Episode 124

November 11, 2020

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About this episode:

With the holidays coming up, winter coming in full swing, and this OMG year of 2020, we really could use a reminder about what true rest is!

Chances are, you clicked play on this episode because you’re feeling tired, exhausted, and burnt out. Or, you’re close to it and you can tell somethings not right. Well, you’re in luck because today’s episode is going all in to the idea of rest: why we need it, how do we accomplish it and how do we combat burn out when it actually happens. 

Who better to have a conversation with me than Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith?! She is incredible. She’s a scientist. Today, she’s giving us the ins and outs about how we were created and wired and why we need rest. this message is a lot different than the one that I feel like mainstream media is preaching to us today: get 8 hours of sleep, etc. 

Dr. Saundra actually shares with us that there are seven different types of rest, not just “physical rest”. She shares the difference between laziness and rests and she also gives us some ideas about how we can find rest in our everyday lives. If you are curious about knowing your mind, your body, and your spirit better, how to honor all three to find rest so that you can be the best version of you that you’ve been called and commanded to be, this episode is for you!


A Few Things We Mentioned:


Dr. Saundra online
Dr. Saundra’s Instagram

Sacred Rest by Dr. Saundra book
The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst
Free Rest quiz to identify where your rest deficit is
See A Victory by Elevation Worship

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