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  Saturday, June 10th, 2017


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What does it mean to rest in our fast-paced, over-connected world?  Join us for a Conversation Project event, sponsored by Oregon Humanities.


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Lisa Naas Cook Rest

Those of us in the animal field* face unique challenges when it comes to rest, fatigue, and balance - both physically and emotionally.  We work long hours and have a difficult time saying “no;” is it any wonder that we don’t prioritize our own rest and rejuvenation?


Lisa Naas Cook will lead this group discussion and help us open new channels of thought and share ideas.  Through conversation and shared experiences, we can help each other find ways to occasionally step out of the rushing stream we call life. 


*This event is open to individuals outside the animal field. 


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The suggested donation for this event is $5; your generosity is greatly appreciated!  Click HERE to donate via PayPal, or visit our blog for details.


About the Conversation Leader


Lisa Naas Cook has an MA in applied theology from Marylhurst University and a BS in natural resources from The Ohio State University. Her graduate work focused on the universal wisdom that the Jewish Sabbath offers for personal and planetary well-being in the modern world. Lisa writes and leads programs about sacred rest, intentional technology use, and the Universe Story in Hood River, Oregon.


Naas Cook’s program is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, which connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.


Resource list for “Too Busy to Rest: Boundaries and Balance in a Nonstop World”


Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte (2014)

Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller (2000)

Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America, Editor John de Graaf (2003)


“The ‘Busy’ Trap” by Tim Kreider in the New York Times:

“The Disease of Being Busy” by Omid Safi in On Being Blog:

PBS Special Series: Unplugging from Technology:

“The Pointlessness of Unplugging” by Casey N. Cep in the New Yorker:


Center for Economic and Policy Research, “No Vacation Nation Revisited” report,

Sabbath Manifesto, Project offering guidelines for weekly, intentional unplugging and organizes “National Day of Unplugging”

Take Back Your Time,