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Jun 13 2018

CTLP Episode 68- The Importance of Rest with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

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Show Notes-

Today on the CTL Podcast, MacKenzie talks with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a practicing medical doctor, as well as a wife and mother. Dr. Dalton-Smith has authored a few books, and today’s podcast focusses on her newest title, Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.  MacKenzie and Saundra discuss real self-care, burnout, motherhood and more:

  • Saundra’s journey from the usual diagnose-prescribe sequence with patients to digging deeper to the root causes of poor health
  • Her own experience with burnout in motherhood and career
  • The seven types of rest and how to find what kind of rest you need 


  • Where to start when you have a rest deficit in all areas
    • get everything out of your head before bed by doing a “mind dump” on paper
    • practice evaluating your body and analyze how you are feeling
    • take time for social rest
  • The problem with “mommy shaming” and not allowing ourselves to make time for self-care
  • Recognizing that we can’t do motherhood alone and that we need each other
  • The value of looking a friend in the eye over just scrolling social media


  • What to do when experiencing longer periods of acute stress 
  • Taking the baby steps to build restful habits into your life
  • Having a Sabbath mindset and living in the rest of God

Current Lovelies-

Saundra: seeing God in everything, reclining in the holiness and beauty of God and His creation

MacKenzie: committing to pray specifically for a few friends and keeping accountable to intercede for others on a daily basis

Resources Mentioned-


Sacred Rest


Spotify Sacred Rest playlist


The Sound of Music

Find Saundra-

You can find Dr. Dalton-Smith on her website,, as well as her podcasts, I Choose My Best Life and Worship Therapy. You can also follow her across social media on FacebookInstagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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