Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity

Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity

by Saundra Dalton-Smith

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Overview

Staying busy is easy. Staying well rested-now there's a challenge.

How can you keep your energy, happiness, creativity, and relationships fresh and thriving in the midst of never-ending family demands, career pressures, and the stress of everyday life? In Sacred Rest, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified internal medicine doctor, reveals why rest can no longer remain optional.

Dr. Dalton-Smith shares seven types of rest she has found lacking in the lives of those she encounters in her clinical practice and research-physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, sensory, social, creative-and why a deficiency in any one of these types of rest can have unfavorable effects on your health, happiness, relationships, creativity, and productivity. Sacred Rest combines the science of rest, the spirituality of rest, the gifts of rest, and the resulting fruit of rest. It shows rest as something sacred, valuable, and worthy of our respect.
By combining scientific research with personal stories, spiritual insight, and practical next steps, Sacred Rest gives the weary permission to embrace rest, set boundaries, and seek sanctuary without any guilt, shame, or fear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478921684
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 69,497
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an author, speaker, and board-certified physician. She has an active medical practice in Alabama (near the Birmingham area). She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia, and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan teaching courses on health, nutrition, and disease progression.

Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women's Day, Redbook, and First For Women magazine. She is the author of Set Free to Live and Come Empty (winner 2016 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year and 2016 Illumination Award Gold medalist). She is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and a repeat keynote speaker at their annual gathering. She has shared her tips on merging faith and medicine with over 16,000 health care professionals to encourage the current and next generation of doctors to treat the whole person.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

How to Use This Book xiii

Part I Why Rest?

1 Living the Burned-Out Life 3

2 The Secret Life of the Well Rested 11

3 The Rest You've Been Missing 23

4 Physical Rest 33

5 Mental Rest 47

6 Emotional Rest 55

7 Spiritual Rest 65

8 Social Rest 77

9 Sensory Rest 87

10 Creative Rest 95

11 Give It a Rest 105

12 Finding a Sweet Place to Land 113

Part II The Gifts of Rest

13 The Gift of Boundaries 123

14 The Gift of Reflection 131

15 The Gift of Freedom 139

16 The Gift of Acceptance 147

17 The Gift of Exchange 153

18 The Gift of Permission 159

19 The Gift of Cessation 165

20 The Gift of Art 173

21 The Gift of Communication 179

22 The Gift of Productivity 185

23 The Gift of Choice 191

24 The Gift of Faith 195

Part III The Promises of Rest

25 I Choose My Best Life 205

Personal Rest Deficit Assessment Tool 211

Thirty-Day Sacred Rest Challenge 215

Acknowledgments 217

Notes 219

About the Author 225

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