Friday, February 23, 2018

LitFuse Blog Tour: Sacred Rest by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

About the Book:

 Staying busy is easy. Staying well rested- 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.

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 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.

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 My Thoughts and Review: 

 I was really encouraged by "Sacred Rest". I have always been the type of person to be "go, go, going". I feel the need to be on the move, getting things accomplished, helping others and more.The last couple of years I have noticed my body is trying to tell me "REST", but I wasn't listening. A few months ago I FINALLY decided to listen. Reading "Sacred Rest" gave me the knowledge to know that it is very important to REST and to set boundaries. I have always been bad at "setting boundaries", especially being able to tell others NO, instead of taking care of myself.

 I suffer from SAD(Seasonal Affective Disorder) from November through early March and even through that I would normally "suffer through" and get NO rest and REST is extremely important for those who suffer from SAD. I read this book and decided this season I would REST. The month of February has been particularly bad, but I took time to rest and be in prayer rather then continue on without energy!

 I HIGHLY recommend those who are stressed with the busyness of life and are "on the go" to please read "Sacred Rest" and be encouraged by the info that Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith provides in this WONDERFUL book!

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