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  • Rest Is Resistance

  • Free Yourself From Grind Culture and Reclaim Your Life
  • By: Tricia Hersey
  • Narrated by: Tricia Hersey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Rest Is Resistance

By: Tricia Hersey
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Summary

'Dreaming of a world that includes justice for all those sleep-deprived, exhausted and caught up in the hustle and shenanigans of white supremacy and capitalism. May we have space to navigate our lives from a liberated rest state. May all of culture slow down. The time to rest is now'.—The Nap Ministry

By founder and creator of The Nap Ministry, Rest Is Resistance is a call-to-action for anyone suffering from the toxic urgency of modern-day life. It centres around the systemic issues that cause us to overwork, and ultimately burn out, and offers us liberation through rest. In its simplest form, rest becomes an act of resistance and a reclaiming of power because it disrupts and pushes back against capitalism and white supremacy. Slowing down moves us away from trying to operate at machine levels of productivity, to make us all more human.

In this fierce and tender manifesto, Tricia Hersey, aka The Nap Bishop, elevates rest as a divine right, and paves the way towards a more well-rested life that empower imagination, invention and healing. Divided into four sections, Rest Is Resistance will explain Tricia's philosophy and methods, and will include both storytelling and practical advice. It will offer you the guidance and context to craft a rest practice for long-term health, both within yourself and society as a whole.

Rest is Resistance is not self-care: it is the urgent wake-up call you need to nap, rest and, most importantly, dream once more.

©2022 Tricia Hersey (P)2022 Octopus Publishing Group Ltd

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"Essential... Rest is a necessary step in reclaiming our power to resist systemic oppression." (Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist)

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Brilliant strategy to dismantle grind culture

This book goes into detail on why dismantling grind culture is so important. It’s not a manual for how to rest, more why we must. Fantastic call for all of us to take to our beds and rest. This is where the resistance happens

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An Essential Read.

The author is speaking my language when it comes to the importance of Rest - not only in the physical sense, but resting wholistically.

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Important message

It's an important message but I felt like it was the same points over and over again.

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Glorious message and beautifully read

The author preaches her message so wonderfully. Absolutely loved the book. I’ll listen again and again.

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Revolutionary

Tricia is a pioneer of systematic change that will improve the lives of everybody! Her work is needed so desperately in the world.

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Essential listening

I have been looking forward to this book coming out and it is probably one of the most important I have ever listened to. Tricia Hersey has a message we all need to hear and I will be buying this book for friends too. Her narration is excellent, clear audio and heartfelt.

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A necessary and loving book

This book made important connections between the history that has got us to now and what we do next to disrupt exploitation in a deeply loving way. I'm grateful for the way Hersey brings parts of her own story in alongside practical wisdom and honest deconstruction of the systems we live in but can dream beyond.

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Loved the book!

Such a lovely book, very thought-provoking. Loved the combination of the intellectual and the spiritual. Loved the narration also.

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Beautiful call to arms

Thank you thank you thank you! Tricia 🙏🏻❤️ this was wonderful and I am recommending it to everyone I know.