Sacred Rest with Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Sacred Rest with Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Rest does not always mean sleep. Rest is when you need to restore the areas you are depleted in. Listen as Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith shares from her new book "Sacred Rest" how to recover your life, renew your energy, and restore your mind. She believes once you learn to rest you will begin to enjoy your accomplishments.

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Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

Guest: Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

 

Rest does not always mean sleep. Rest is when you need to restore the areas in which you are depleted

 

Listen as Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith shares from her new book Sacred Rest how to recover your life, renew your energy, and restore your mind. She believes once you learn to rest you will begin to enjoy your accomplishments.

 

Introduction

Dr. Steve Greene: It’s time for me to confess it's hard for me to do it. But, I'm going to confess that I'm a reluctant rester. I just can't hang. I'm not good at it. But please don't call me a workaholic. That's the one thing I'll fight with you about because I don't believe I'm a workaholic. I just get passionate about what I do. I get to help people. It seems like there's always someone to help. I just want to do what God wants me to do. You may call that a cop out or a failure to communicate with myself about the rest I need, but I'm doing OK. I just know that I'm reluctant about resting. And that's important to at least come to that place where I know it doesn't come easy for me. I remember what Jesus when his disciples were needing rest. They were they were tired. They had been out busy for two or three days at least. They had had a long, hard Ministry effect. They came to that place where they needed rest. They were coming close to that mountain, and you know the mountain. They came to rest. They were hungry and they were looking for a drive through, I know they were, because they were complaining. They were telling Jesus how tired they were and they were hungry. But the good thing is, wherever Jesus went, a crowd began to form and they gathered and soon there were thousands that were there in front of them in need of ministry. Then disciples did probably what many people would have done; they asked them to let them take care of themselves; we’re just giving out. We’ve got to go rest somewhere, we got to get some food, let's take care of ourselves. Let's go get some food and rest. Then it's the response of Jesus that I keep hearing over and over in my head. I know my therapist is about to give me some help with this. But his answer was, have you no compassion? In other words, we will rest later. Right now, there's a crowd of people here. They're hungry; we're going to feed them, we're going to minister to them. We're going to do what we've been put on this earth to do. We're going to help them. So yes, I do feel guilty when I rest, and I know I need help. I feel guilty when I rest, particularly if I say no to an opportunity to go minister. I know I've read book after book of folks that have told me that the most successful, the most powerful people are really good at saying no at the right time and place. I'll tell you, I know at my age, I should be resting more. I know I need the rest more. So, I look forward to the guest I'm going to introduce you to now. She's here to help all of us understand the need and importance of sacred rest. Listen to those two words together, sacred rest. Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith's book is titled Sacred Rest: Rediscover Your Life, Renew Your Energy and Restore Your Sanity. It sounds to me like she's been talking with my wife. Dr. Dalton-Smith, help us find our way to rest.

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: I love what you just shared about that story with Jesus because every time that I see that, I've had the same response Jesus had where I think, Oh, well, I shouldn't rest. He's telling me not to rest. But for me, I started looking at that completely different as I started doing some studies on rest. Because what I then saw was that it wasn't that he didn't want us to rest, we should already be rested. We should already be ready to minister to people because we have learned how to rest well and we come prepared and energized and ready to do the things God has called us to do. Not out of our emptiness, but out of our fullness.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: Yes, Dr. Smith, I knew you're gonna smack me around about this. I knew I was gonna get it because I read your book. You know the book smacks me around. I’ve read other good books on rest and the Sabbath and I understand it, but during which of those three days where those ministers to stop? When were they supposed to stop their ministry? Because they had had that three days of just giving out and then they were to get out. Then Jesus said, Where's your compassion? Help me with that.

 

What They’re Saying About Sacred Rest

·         “Once you get a taste of a well-rested life, nothing else will satisfy." That quote is a nibble of the masterpiece you will feast on in Saundra-Dalton Smith's book SACRED REST. Through a well-balanced weaving of her life's stories, substantiated research, and inspired selection of Scriptures, Saundra has created a perfect mix for challenging each reader to find their place of rest. I highly recommend this book as it's chock full of practical tips and you'll want to buy ten more for your family and friends, or use it for a book club or Bible Study.” Heidi McLaughlin, international speaker and author of Restless for More, Sand to Pearls, and Beauty Unleashed

·         “Dr. Dalton-Smith has redefined the word REST! In a world with constant "Cerebral Background Noise" you need this book to learn how to set up rest boundaries for you and your family. I love her assessments for the reader to see where there might be a need for more rest, not just in sleep, but in the area of mental, spiritual and CREATIVE rest! I learned so much in this book, I look forward to sharing it with ALL my patients.” Dr. Angie Welikala, CEO, Founder of Healing Agents International. HealingAgents.org

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: What I've been saying I feel like for the problem is most of us are just like them. We have worked and worked and worked and we have been so focused on the work that needs to be done that we don't see the benefit of allowing ourselves the times of restoration before we ever get to the point where there's pressure on us to do what we've been called to do. So, when there are opportunities that God opens up the doors for, you don't want to come to an opportunity empty. You don't want to come to it without having rested prior to that. We should really work out of our rest. We should already be rested. During those seasons, and I call it the waiting seasons in most of our lives where we're like, come on God, hurry up, get it to me. Show me how to get the next step. It is definitely the time we should be preparing ourselves and when the door opens, we should be getting well rested, getting restored so that when the door opens up, you're energized and you are filled with the ability to run through it and you don't wear out as easily because you're not starting from a place of depletion already.

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith’s Credentials

·         Board-certified physician with an active medical practice in Birmingham, Alabama area

·         B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Georgia

·         Graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.

·         An adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan

·         A national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women’s Day, Red Book and First for Women magazines

·         A member of the Christian Medical Association

 

Dr. Steve Greene: Dr. Smith, I want to make sure my listeners understand that you're a physician, that you're the real kind of MD. I'm a PhD, a little different in what we do. But you're prescribing what you see and what you need both on your a basis of your personal experience and what God has given you to write and speak of, but also from a medical basis that you give this advice.

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: Yes, and that's what started me in the processes of writing in the first place. I am a trained board-certified internal medicine physician, and my medical training has given me a lot of great knowledge on how the body and the mind works. But it didn't give me a way of connecting how all of that works with the spiritual. And so often I was seeing patients who had been coming in with all sorts of medical issues that pills by themselves weren't going to help the problem. There was something much deeper that needed to be addressed, a mindset that needed to be changed and spiritual issues that they were dealing with that were really showing up in physical ways that needed to be addressed. So, as I started just seeing some of these symptoms in myself, like when I burned out and got to the point where I had gotten depleted, I knew that a pill alone wasn't going to solve the problem. So, that's what really took me deeper into it. And then once I got that revelation for myself, it honestly seemed very selfish to not share it with my patients when I knew that just giving them another pill wasn't going to really help.

 

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith’s Books

·         Sacred Rest

·         Come Empty: Pour Our Life’s Hurts and Receive God’s Healing Love

·         Set Free to Live: breaking Through 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves

 

Dr. Steve Greene: But I know about your background with an MD after your name you put a lot of hours in, some insane hours for lots and lots of years; probably at least three to four years of you couldn't find rest in your job, correct?

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: Oh, more than three to four. Yeah, that that part was insane, for sure. But even after that, I'm a mom of two boys. And for me, it really got to the point where when my kids were both toddlers … I'm married, and I have a full-time practice in what we call traditional internal medicine, meaning that I actually see patients in the hospital as well as in my office. So, if someone gets admitted, then I follow them. It's not like I can turn my patient over to somebody else like they do in some of the larger cities. I was working on an average 50 to 60 hours a week. I've been a physician for 20 years now. So, I had done that for about 10 years when I got to the point where I truly burned out. And when I say burned out, I mean, I got to the point where I saw no point and no purpose in my life and what I was doing because I just truly felt I had nothing left to give to anyone, not my husband, not my kids, not my patients. I felt like a vapor like OK, I'm going to breathe in and breathe out of their life. But I'm not leaving anything of substance because I don't have anything left. That's got to be a really stressful situation to be in. Because when you when I see people who are whose lives on the outside look like they should be envied … we see people in the media all the time and we think how did they ever get to this point where they committed suicide or they got that low in their life. I can totally understand that because on the outside anyone looking at my life would have thought it was very blessed. And it was in regards to having accomplished much, but I had not learned how to rest and how to enjoy those accomplishments.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: So, we're getting to a definitional line here that you're helping me to understand. So, you can go for a long period of time, you're not necessarily going to tell me that I've got to work six and rest one or that I have to have a legalistic formula. But, you're saying to monitor my closeness to burnout?

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: That's a huge part of it. I think one thing that happens with a lot of people, we say the word self-care. When we say that it has this kind of cliché nomenclature with it where we're thinking, oh, well, we need to go get a massage and go sit on the beach and those kinds of things. I prefer for people to be more self-aware of where they're at, in their mind, their body, their spirit, their relationships, their creative abilities, all of the different areas that I talked about with rest, kind of being aware where you're at. If you're feeling depleted in an area, you cannot bring your best self and you cannot do things to the best of your ability when certain areas of your life are depleted. Unfortunately, most of us deplete in the area of our greatest gifting. So, if you're someone who's very social and relational, then you're going to be surrounded by people who want to have relationship with you and want to learn from you and be mentored by you. But that is going to be pulling on that area of your life. You then have to be aware that you also have to restore that area. That's the key mindset shift for most people is that rest was not just cessation of activity, it is restoring what's being poured. It putting something back into that place so that it builds you back up so that you're then able to continue to give.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: So, that could be as simple as for me, I rest when I read. I fussed at because you're not really resting because you're reading and you're not resting your brain. And yet, I'm doing what you just prescribed. I'm taking the medicine, I'm restoring what was depleted, because I give out all day. I teach, I mentor, I coach, I lecture, I train. That's what's being depleted. So, my restoration is to put it back in through reading.

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: Yes. And that's the thing when I think too often other people judge our rest and because we sometimes we don't really want to feel as if we're not living up to people's expectations when they say you're not resting your because you're doing this. We think, well, maybe I'm not resting. But that's the thing. I want people to first of all stop judging other people's rest. You don't know where someone else is flowing out. You have to be self-aware of where you're pouring out because other people will look at your life and they'll say, you just need to close the door and take a nap. But if you're not physically depleted, then that is not going to make you feel any more well rested, because that's not an area of deficiency. I think that's why I've had so many people comment on my free Rest Asseessment that I have them do. What happens is they get a score that lets them know, oh, I'm scoring high in this area. This is where I need more rest/ Most of the time the issue is an area they don't even associate that they're depleting because it comes so natural to them to do that. But they don't see that they're constantly pouring out of that area and not actively replenishing it.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: So, just take an educated guess of how many of our listeners struggle with the concept that you're teaching us now. How common is it and what do you see in your practice?

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: When I first started having people take the Rest Assessment, Rest Deficit Assessment, the very first thing that I found was most people have no idea that social, emotional, sensory or creative rest even exists. So, everyone's aware of the mental, physical and the spiritual. But the number of people who came back to me and said, I have never heard of creative rest, but they're living a lifestyle and their careers have been actively thinking outside of the box, coming up with innovative ideas, just figuring out ways to present information in a new light. That is creative energy. So, you have to restore that with creative rest. But when I have authors that come back and say, I get writer's block. It is because you're in need of creative rest. That's where those ideas get reawakened and the revelations come to you when you're when you're rested in that area. So, it was really amazing to me, I would probably say, if we're looking at 100 people, then 100 of them have one area that they are not at adequately restoring. And that's the reason so many of us say, I'm tired all the time. How are you feeling? I'm tired. But it's not that they're physically tired. They're tired in the area that they're not restoring.

 

For the rest of Dr. Greene’s interview with Dr. Dalton-Smith, please visit cpnshows.com.

Connect with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

·         Restquiz.com

·         Ichoosemybestlife.com

·         On Facebook

·         On Twitter

·         On Instagram

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

Guest: Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

 

Rest does not always mean sleep. Rest is when you need to restore the areas in which you are depleted

 

Listen as Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith shares from her new book Sacred Rest how to recover your life, renew your energy, and restore your mind. She believes once you learn to rest you will begin to enjoy your accomplishments.

 

Introduction

Dr. Steve Greene: It’s time for me to confess it's hard for me to do it. But, I'm going to confess that I'm a reluctant rester. I just can't hang. I'm not good at it. But please don't call me a workaholic. That's the one thing I'll fight with you about because I don't believe I'm a workaholic. I just get passionate about what I do. I get to help people. It seems like there's always someone to help. I just want to do what God wants me to do. You may call that a cop out or a failure to communicate with myself about the rest I need, but I'm doing OK. I just know that I'm reluctant about resting. And that's important to at least come to that place where I know it doesn't come easy for me. I remember what Jesus when his disciples were needing rest. They were they were tired. They had been out busy for two or three days at least. They had had a long, hard Ministry effect. They came to that place where they needed rest. They were coming close to that mountain, and you know the mountain. They came to rest. They were hungry and they were looking for a drive through, I know they were, because they were complaining. They were telling Jesus how tired they were and they were hungry. But the good thing is, wherever Jesus went, a crowd began to form and they gathered and soon there were thousands that were there in front of them in need of ministry. Then disciples did probably what many people would have done; they asked them to let them take care of themselves; we’re just giving out. We’ve got to go rest somewhere, we got to get some food, let's take care of ourselves. Let's go get some food and rest. Then it's the response of Jesus that I keep hearing over and over in my head. I know my therapist is about to give me some help with this. But his answer was, have you no compassion? In other words, we will rest later. Right now, there's a crowd of people here. They're hungry; we're going to feed them, we're going to minister to them. We're going to do what we've been put on this earth to do. We're going to help them. So yes, I do feel guilty when I rest, and I know I need help. I feel guilty when I rest, particularly if I say no to an opportunity to go minister. I know I've read book after book of folks that have told me that the most successful, the most powerful people are really good at saying no at the right time and place. I'll tell you, I know at my age, I should be resting more. I know I need the rest more. So, I look forward to the guest I'm going to introduce you to now. She's here to help all of us understand the need and importance of sacred rest. Listen to those two words together, sacred rest. Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith's book is titled Sacred Rest: Rediscover Your Life, Renew Your Energy and Restore Your Sanity. It sounds to me like she's been talking with my wife. Dr. Dalton-Smith, help us find our way to rest.

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: I love what you just shared about that story with Jesus because every time that I see that, I've had the same response Jesus had where I think, Oh, well, I shouldn't rest. He's telling me not to rest. But for me, I started looking at that completely different as I started doing some studies on rest. Because what I then saw was that it wasn't that he didn't want us to rest, we should already be rested. We should already be ready to minister to people because we have learned how to rest well and we come prepared and energized and ready to do the things God has called us to do. Not out of our emptiness, but out of our fullness.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: Yes, Dr. Smith, I knew you're gonna smack me around about this. I knew I was gonna get it because I read your book. You know the book smacks me around. I’ve read other good books on rest and the Sabbath and I understand it, but during which of those three days where those ministers to stop? When were they supposed to stop their ministry? Because they had had that three days of just giving out and then they were to get out. Then Jesus said, Where's your compassion? Help me with that.

 

What They’re Saying About Sacred Rest

·         “Once you get a taste of a well-rested life, nothing else will satisfy." That quote is a nibble of the masterpiece you will feast on in Saundra-Dalton Smith's book SACRED REST. Through a well-balanced weaving of her life's stories, substantiated research, and inspired selection of Scriptures, Saundra has created a perfect mix for challenging each reader to find their place of rest. I highly recommend this book as it's chock full of practical tips and you'll want to buy ten more for your family and friends, or use it for a book club or Bible Study.” Heidi McLaughlin, international speaker and author of Restless for More, Sand to Pearls, and Beauty Unleashed

·         “Dr. Dalton-Smith has redefined the word REST! In a world with constant "Cerebral Background Noise" you need this book to learn how to set up rest boundaries for you and your family. I love her assessments for the reader to see where there might be a need for more rest, not just in sleep, but in the area of mental, spiritual and CREATIVE rest! I learned so much in this book, I look forward to sharing it with ALL my patients.” Dr. Angie Welikala, CEO, Founder of Healing Agents International. HealingAgents.org

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: What I've been saying I feel like for the problem is most of us are just like them. We have worked and worked and worked and we have been so focused on the work that needs to be done that we don't see the benefit of allowing ourselves the times of restoration before we ever get to the point where there's pressure on us to do what we've been called to do. So, when there are opportunities that God opens up the doors for, you don't want to come to an opportunity empty. You don't want to come to it without having rested prior to that. We should really work out of our rest. We should already be rested. During those seasons, and I call it the waiting seasons in most of our lives where we're like, come on God, hurry up, get it to me. Show me how to get the next step. It is definitely the time we should be preparing ourselves and when the door opens, we should be getting well rested, getting restored so that when the door opens up, you're energized and you are filled with the ability to run through it and you don't wear out as easily because you're not starting from a place of depletion already.

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith’s Credentials

·         Board-certified physician with an active medical practice in Birmingham, Alabama area

·         B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Georgia

·         Graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.

·         An adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan

·         A national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women’s Day, Red Book and First for Women magazines

·         A member of the Christian Medical Association

 

Dr. Steve Greene: Dr. Smith, I want to make sure my listeners understand that you're a physician, that you're the real kind of MD. I'm a PhD, a little different in what we do. But you're prescribing what you see and what you need both on your a basis of your personal experience and what God has given you to write and speak of, but also from a medical basis that you give this advice.

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: Yes, and that's what started me in the processes of writing in the first place. I am a trained board-certified internal medicine physician, and my medical training has given me a lot of great knowledge on how the body and the mind works. But it didn't give me a way of connecting how all of that works with the spiritual. And so often I was seeing patients who had been coming in with all sorts of medical issues that pills by themselves weren't going to help the problem. There was something much deeper that needed to be addressed, a mindset that needed to be changed and spiritual issues that they were dealing with that were really showing up in physical ways that needed to be addressed. So, as I started just seeing some of these symptoms in myself, like when I burned out and got to the point where I had gotten depleted, I knew that a pill alone wasn't going to solve the problem. So, that's what really took me deeper into it. And then once I got that revelation for myself, it honestly seemed very selfish to not share it with my patients when I knew that just giving them another pill wasn't going to really help.

 

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith’s Books

·         Sacred Rest

·         Come Empty: Pour Our Life’s Hurts and Receive God’s Healing Love

·         Set Free to Live: breaking Through 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves

 

Dr. Steve Greene: But I know about your background with an MD after your name you put a lot of hours in, some insane hours for lots and lots of years; probably at least three to four years of you couldn't find rest in your job, correct?

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: Oh, more than three to four. Yeah, that that part was insane, for sure. But even after that, I'm a mom of two boys. And for me, it really got to the point where when my kids were both toddlers … I'm married, and I have a full-time practice in what we call traditional internal medicine, meaning that I actually see patients in the hospital as well as in my office. So, if someone gets admitted, then I follow them. It's not like I can turn my patient over to somebody else like they do in some of the larger cities. I was working on an average 50 to 60 hours a week. I've been a physician for 20 years now. So, I had done that for about 10 years when I got to the point where I truly burned out. And when I say burned out, I mean, I got to the point where I saw no point and no purpose in my life and what I was doing because I just truly felt I had nothing left to give to anyone, not my husband, not my kids, not my patients. I felt like a vapor like OK, I'm going to breathe in and breathe out of their life. But I'm not leaving anything of substance because I don't have anything left. That's got to be a really stressful situation to be in. Because when you when I see people who are whose lives on the outside look like they should be envied … we see people in the media all the time and we think how did they ever get to this point where they committed suicide or they got that low in their life. I can totally understand that because on the outside anyone looking at my life would have thought it was very blessed. And it was in regards to having accomplished much, but I had not learned how to rest and how to enjoy those accomplishments.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: So, we're getting to a definitional line here that you're helping me to understand. So, you can go for a long period of time, you're not necessarily going to tell me that I've got to work six and rest one or that I have to have a legalistic formula. But, you're saying to monitor my closeness to burnout?

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: That's a huge part of it. I think one thing that happens with a lot of people, we say the word self-care. When we say that it has this kind of cliché nomenclature with it where we're thinking, oh, well, we need to go get a massage and go sit on the beach and those kinds of things. I prefer for people to be more self-aware of where they're at, in their mind, their body, their spirit, their relationships, their creative abilities, all of the different areas that I talked about with rest, kind of being aware where you're at. If you're feeling depleted in an area, you cannot bring your best self and you cannot do things to the best of your ability when certain areas of your life are depleted. Unfortunately, most of us deplete in the area of our greatest gifting. So, if you're someone who's very social and relational, then you're going to be surrounded by people who want to have relationship with you and want to learn from you and be mentored by you. But that is going to be pulling on that area of your life. You then have to be aware that you also have to restore that area. That's the key mindset shift for most people is that rest was not just cessation of activity, it is restoring what's being poured. It putting something back into that place so that it builds you back up so that you're then able to continue to give.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: So, that could be as simple as for me, I rest when I read. I fussed at because you're not really resting because you're reading and you're not resting your brain. And yet, I'm doing what you just prescribed. I'm taking the medicine, I'm restoring what was depleted, because I give out all day. I teach, I mentor, I coach, I lecture, I train. That's what's being depleted. So, my restoration is to put it back in through reading.

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: Yes. And that's the thing when I think too often other people judge our rest and because we sometimes we don't really want to feel as if we're not living up to people's expectations when they say you're not resting your because you're doing this. We think, well, maybe I'm not resting. But that's the thing. I want people to first of all stop judging other people's rest. You don't know where someone else is flowing out. You have to be self-aware of where you're pouring out because other people will look at your life and they'll say, you just need to close the door and take a nap. But if you're not physically depleted, then that is not going to make you feel any more well rested, because that's not an area of deficiency. I think that's why I've had so many people comment on my free Rest Asseessment that I have them do. What happens is they get a score that lets them know, oh, I'm scoring high in this area. This is where I need more rest/ Most of the time the issue is an area they don't even associate that they're depleting because it comes so natural to them to do that. But they don't see that they're constantly pouring out of that area and not actively replenishing it.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: So, just take an educated guess of how many of our listeners struggle with the concept that you're teaching us now. How common is it and what do you see in your practice?

 

Dr. Dalton-Smith: When I first started having people take the Rest Assessment, Rest Deficit Assessment, the very first thing that I found was most people have no idea that social, emotional, sensory or creative rest even exists. So, everyone's aware of the mental, physical and the spiritual. But the number of people who came back to me and said, I have never heard of creative rest, but they're living a lifestyle and their careers have been actively thinking outside of the box, coming up with innovative ideas, just figuring out ways to present information in a new light. That is creative energy. So, you have to restore that with creative rest. But when I have authors that come back and say, I get writer's block. It is because you're in need of creative rest. That's where those ideas get reawakened and the revelations come to you when you're when you're rested in that area. So, it was really amazing to me, I would probably say, if we're looking at 100 people, then 100 of them have one area that they are not at adequately restoring. And that's the reason so many of us say, I'm tired all the time. How are you feeling? I'm tired. But it's not that they're physically tired. They're tired in the area that they're not restoring.

 

For the rest of Dr. Greene’s interview with Dr. Dalton-Smith, please visit cpnshows.com.

Connect with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

·         Restquiz.com

·         Ichoosemybestlife.com

·         On Facebook

·         On Twitter

·         On Instagram

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

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