A pause for reflection

tiredwhitelion“Today, give yourself permission to rest.”

Adele Ryan McDowell, Ph.D.

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6 Responses to A pause for reflection

  1. Adele Ryan McDowell March 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    Great, Naama, with your “vote” we have started a movement. Now, where is my pillow? Meet you in the dream state.

  2. Na'ama Yehuda March 3, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    Amen. Be it a Sunday or another day–it is good guidance.
    Rest is all too often under-rated in our society, and yet it is the ONLY time for bodies to recover and regenerate, for memories and experiences to consolidate, and so much more.
    I vote yes, for rest… (am even getting better at doing it, myself…) 😉

  3. Adele Ryan McDowell March 3, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    You are starting a trend! And, of course, it makes perfect sense.

  4. Meredith Blevins March 3, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

    Exactly. It seems civilized and pagan-ish. Both.

    I happened to mention Down-time Sunday to several different friends, because they wanted to get together, and they rec’d a nice — thanks, but here’s the new deal around here. Two are now doing Sunday as a free day and loving it.

    You might feel like you are going to get behind in work but, 1) You are renewed and Monday feels better, and 2) My body simply feels better and more loved.

    Take it off! Thanks for the heart-filling posts.

  5. Adele Ryan McDowell March 3, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    I like your style. Your own sense of Sabbath, if you will. May be joining you in free and easy Sundays. Thanks, Meredith.

  6. Meredith Blevins March 3, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    Isn’t it something that we have to do this? But we do.

    Win and I have given ourselves permanent permission to rest on Sundays. No work. No internet — or very little, but not work-related. We eat a nice breakfast, lay in be late, cuddle, look into each other’s eyes, chat, read, don’t answer the phone, nap. Read. Write for fun. Listen to music. NO GUILT.

    It is heaven. It is free. And anyone can give themselves permission to have a missing Sunday. (Or some other day.)

    Thanks you for this, Adele.