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Wickedly Smart Women

Mar 30, 2022

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith built a beautiful life. She had the family, the house, the car, everything she ever wanted. But she still felt drained every single day. 

She knew she was burnt out. As a medical professional, she turned her attention to her sleep. After perfecting her sleep schedule, she found that although she was sleeping, she wasn’t truly resting. 

Dr. Saundra is a board-certified internal medicine physician, work-life integration researcher, speaker, and bestselling author. She is the author of Sacred Rest, where she shares her research on the seven types of rest needed to optimize productivity, increase happiness, overcome burnout, and live a full life.

She is also the founder of Restorasis, a firm dedicated to helping companies cultivate positive well-being cultures within their teams. 

On this episode of Wickedly Smart Women, Dr. Saundra joins Anjel to discuss the seven types of rest she identifies in her research and how to practice mindfulness to combat fatigue.

Listen in as Dr. Saundra shares what drove her to begin researching rest, why restoration is the key to recharging, and why many high-achievers can still function as “burnouts”. 

What You Will Learn 

How Dr. Saundra found herself feeling unfulfilled by living the life she thought she wanted

Dr. Saundra’s research on high-achievers and how they can function as “burnouts”

Dr. Saundra’s experience trying to figure out the cause of her fatigue outside of what science could explain

Three different ways Dr. Saundra has found people become drained throughout the day

Cessation versus restoration and the different ways to achieve sacred rest

The seven types of rest: physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, sensory, creative, and social

Why many people struggle with creative rest deficits and Dr. Saundra’s advice for how to recharge your creative mind

How Dr. Saundra helps her corporate clients change their company culture to welcome well-being focused initiatives

What inspired Dr. Saundra to become more than an internal medicine physician

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Dr. Saundra’s Website

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Find Your Rest Deficit with the Rest Quiz

Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

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