You’ve Got Lael Episode 67: Why Rest Matters

Rest is one of those seemingly simple concepts. Rest! How complex can that be? Doesn't everyone want to rest? Isn't rest inherently rewarding? If that were true, why are we a culture of burned out, overworked, and disconnected people? On today's episode, we're talking about the radical practice of rest. Not because I have it nailed, but because I'm practicing alongside you. Turns out rest, in its various forms, can be a powerful tool for liberation - if we are courageous enough to stick with it. Rest invites us to reclaim our bodies, intuition, spirit, and loosen the grip of grind culture. Thanks for listening today. May we all experience the deep rest we need.


Belong to You Retreat - our theme is REST!

Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey

White Supremacy Culture

TED Talk: The Real Reason We Are Tired and What To Do About It Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Article: The 7 Types of Rest That Every Person Needs by Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD (Jan 2021)

Rest, Pause, Be: Stillness Practices for Courage in Times of Change by Octavia F. Raheem

American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal by Kerri Kelly

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski 

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This episode is brought to you by Lael Petersen Coaching. Lael Petersen Coaching provides personalized coaching for humans who want to know themselves on a deeper level, shift outdated habits, and live their lives with purpose. If you are tired of feeling stuck and are ready to grow and change, let’s talk!


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Podcast editing and production by:

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Song Credit: In Another Place by Isaac Elliott