CBD 2018: The Power of Rest

Saturday, November 3, 2018

5:00 pm


Sponsored by:
Health Improvement Program

In today’s 24/7 always-on world, overwork has become the default, and rest is an afterthought. But we neglect rest at our peril; and as I argue in my book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less, some of history’s most famous thinkers learned to use rest to be more creative and productive. This workshop builds on the lessons of REST to examine what kinds of rest are most mentally and physically restorative; the structural and cultural forces that prevent us from resting well; and how we can find more rest in our lives.

Instructor: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a futurist and author whose work focuses on people, technology, and the worlds they create. His most recent books include The Distraction Addiction and Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. His books have been translated into a dozen languages, and the latest edition of Rest features a foreword by Arianna Huffington. Alex has a Ph.D. in history of science, and has held fellowships at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Oxford University, and Microsoft Research Cambridge.

Saturday, November 3, 2018
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Free and open to the public, registration will open on September 11th.


Lecture / Reading Health / Wellness Careers Science 

General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
650 723-9649, healthimprovement@stanford.edu
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