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Oct 30 2019

CTLP Episode 140- Cultivating Rest and Renewal with Rebekah Lyons

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Show Notes-

On today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, host MacKenzie Koppa talks with author and speaker Rebekah Lyons about her new book Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose. Rebekah and her husband Gabe, along with their four children, live and work in Franklin, Tennessee. Together MacKenzie and Rebekah talk about both the why’s and how’s of creating your own rhythms of renewal, including:

  • How Rebekah came to write this book on the topic of rest and renewal
  • Some of the challenges we face in the digital age to establishing good habits of rest and health
  • How our bodies are wired to deal with stress and trap trauma
  • The problem with just medicating to cope instead of truly healing
  • Recognizing the need to get back in touch with our humanity
  • Addressing the real physical components of holistic healing
  • The power of true forgiveness in our own lives (MacKenzie mentions this episode of The Ultimate Health Podcast featuring an interview with Dave Asprey. The forgiveness and gratitude link portion begins around 57:13.)
  • Seeking God’s created natural rhythms for wellness
  • Seeing the way that faith and science actually work together
  • How much God cares about rest and Sabbath
  • The destructive affect of the digital and virtual reality age on relationships and intimacy
  • The problem of shame
  • How being creative helps us come alive
  • Borrowing hope from others
  • What Rebekah’s typical day looks like

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Current Lovelies-

Rebekah: bringing in fresh flowers and growing herbs

MacKenzie: adjusting to the darker evenings with lower light

Resources Mentioned-


Rhythms of Renewal

The Soul of Shame

Find Rebekah-

You can find Rebekah at She and her husband have a podcast called Rhythms for Life. You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on InstagramFacebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family-friendly podcast The Same Page!

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