056 // Movement & Rest for Moms – Lindsey Cornett, Shannon Owen & Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

This episode continues the Healthy Body conversation on KindredMom.com with thoughts about Movement and Rest for Moms. Host Emily Sue Allen chats with Lindsey Cornett and Shannon Owen about the role of movement in their lives–not just exercise and activity, but also a more conceptual look into the concept of how being in motion connects with spiritual, emotional, and physical health. In the second half of the show, Emily interviews the brilliant author of Sacred Rest, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith about what true rest is, and how to find it in various areas of your life.

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About Podcast Host Emily Sue Allen –

Emily Sue Allen is the founder of Kindred Mom, and she hosts/produces the Kindred Mom podcast. Emily is also a member of several communities for writers (including Hope*Writers and Rise Up Writers, among others) and she is a regular devotional writer for Joyful Life Magazine. Soul care for moms and helping women find joy in the midst of their motherhood journey are among her greatest passions. Emily is a contemplative, creative soul who celebrates the beauty of a humble, handmade life and deeply values the power of encouragement. She lives with her husband and six kids in the Pacific Northwest, and personally blogs at emilysueallen.com. Find Kindred Mom on Instagram and Facebook, and follow Emily on Instagram to see her most recent family adventures.

Guests on this Episode

Lindsey Cornett
Lindsey Cornett is a loud talker, iced coffee drinker, and lover of the written word who writes from the intersection of faith, family, and freedom. She’s married to Evan, and together they live in Grand Rapids, Michigan with three kiddos (four and under). Over time, she is learning to relinquish her perfectionism and embrace her life and creativity as-is. In the process, she’s become passionate about encouraging other women to embrace the freedom Jesus offers, which is rooted in the belief that we are enough just as we are. You can find more of Lindsey’s writing on her personal website, on Instagram, and over at the The Drafting Desk, a thoughtful monthly newsletter which she co-writes to inspire women toward freedom from perfectionism.

Read some of Lindsey’s writing:
Two Bites of Humble Pie  /  Facing Postpartum Depression  /  Strong and Brave

Shannon Owen
Shannon Owen is a Dallas-born Longhorn who loves books. She married her opposite– a Houston native and Aggie engineer who loves nothing better than a good lighting project. She and her husband, Lee, live in Houston and are active members of Houston’s First Baptist. Shannon has a passion for discipleship within the local church, and loves serving with student ministry and teaching Bible studies. She has written and taught for ministries such as Waiting in Hope, Abide, YouVersion, Hope Mommies, and Give Grace. Shannon has two little girls, Avery (8) and Kate (4), who take up the majority of her time with snack requests and messy art projects.

Read some of Shannon’s writing on KindredMom.com
Buried Longings Brought to Light


Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a busy physician, author, and mom, who understands that life’s demands can leave you feeling mentally overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and physically tired. She helps the overstressed deal with their work-rest imbalance and find actionable answers to the thriving lifestyle they desire. She is the author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity (affiliate link), and you can learn more about her on her website: I Choose My Best Life.

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith also has a free quiz to help you discern what areas of rest you are most in need of at RestQuiz.com!


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