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Take A Break!


“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. — Ovid

 I love the quote above from the ancient Roman Ovid: He reminds us that for millennia farmers have known that every so often they must allow a field to “rest” or go fallow between plantings.”

This excerpt is from an article published on the Huffington Post (read HERE), a great article on why it is important to let yourself rest, and the overall benefits.  I wrote a similar post on Sabbath Rest and referenced a book review (HERE).

It is important to recognize that others are writing about this, right now.  We are in a world where the “Go” button is always on.  That’s not good.  In another study, it was noted that people who worked more than 40 hours per week were actually less productive.

Take notice of these admonishments to rest.  You’ll be thanking the authors someday, instead of your doctor, or worse – your mortician!


Velvet Bricks


“We need to become velvet bricks,” Elmore says, “soft on the outside and hard on the inside and allow children to fail while they are young in order to succeed when they are adults.”

Maybe not the best quote to start with but I thought it would evoke an interesting response!  The article in the Huffington Post made a case for the reality of what we thought was kindness in raising a generation (maybe more than one generation), and instead did a great dis-service for more kids than not.  A very interesting article indeed, with some lively comments!  I am assuming a wide range of ages that have read this blog.  I would love to hear readers’ opinions on this subject.  What do you think?

Read the full article “Are We Raising A Generation Of Helpless Kids?”

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