I enjoy a good nap. Nothing speaks to slowing down quite so well as taking time to rest when we need to.
In fact, most weekend afternoons I’ll indulge in a half-hour snooze on the lounge, or bed, or hammock, or grass…
Occasionally I feel a pang of guilt about these siestas, but today’s guest is on a mission to bring back the nap – no guilt allowed.
Dr. Sarah McKay is a neuroscientist, health writer, TedX speaker, surfer, Kiwi and mum, and is here to tell us why napping is good for our brains.
In today’s episode of the podcast, Sarah and I talk about the science of mindfulness and napping (yes! there is now a scientific reason for you to indulge in an afternoon siesta!) and its impact on our brain health.
We also talk about her personal story of stress and overwhelm as a mum trying to Do It All, and what it took for her to realise that life lived at double speed was robbing her of happiness and health.
While I’m obviously no neuroscientist, we did discover a whole lot of similarities in our personal stories which made me feel more intelligent, simply by loose association.
Honestly, I’ll take the extra IQ points where I can, and I hope you enjoy the show!
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Things to Check Out After Today’s Episode:
- Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali
- What IS neuroplasticity?
- Indulge your Neurobiology – Sarah’s TedX Talk
- Sarah’s blog: Your Brain Health
- Social: @SarahMMcKay | Facebook
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