For some of us, it can be difficult to shut down our productivity mindset and rest. So what do we do if we suspect this drive to avoid rest has some unhealthy roots?
The hustle and bustle of our everyday world does not allow for much silence. Whether we are engaged in a conversation, listening to the radio or watching television, or hearing the hum of background noise in a crowded place, it is rare for us to find time in our day … Read More
Today, as I sit on the beach, I am reminded of the gift of rest. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day demands and responsibilities that rest often gets ignored. When speaking on rest, I’m not referring simply to sleep. Rest is so much more. Webster’s defines … Read More
Can you train yourself to need less sleep? According to Dr. Sigrid Veasey, a professor at the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, the answer is no. While we cannot train ourselves to need less sleep, we can fool ourselves into … Read More
Whenever I read about another piece of research supporting the importance of sleep, I am reminded of a story I heard from Condoleezza Rice at a leadership conference a few years ago. She has a reputation for being a huge sports fan. In fact, she was an inaugural member of … Read More
Beep, Beep, Beep. I sleepily rolled over and looked at my alarm. The clock showed 6:15a.m. on Saturday morning. I lay in bed for a moment and had an internal debate. Should I put on my running shoes and get my 8 miles in? Deep down, my body ached; it … Read More