Too Busy to Rest

Boundaries and Balance in a Nonstop World

In America today, ask someone, “How are you?” and “busy” is a common response. Despite all of the digital devices designed to save time, many people still feel there is never enough. In an age when 24/7 connectivity, productivity, and efficiency often take priority, the boundary blurs between work and non-work, prompting the question, What is rest in our fast-paced, ever-connected world? Independent scholar Lisa Naas Cook will lead participants in a conversation that explores what rest means to people, whether it's a basic human right, and how adequate time for rest relates to equitable and sustainable communities.



Lisa Naas Cook | Hood River |

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.

Program Themes

Faith and Ritual , Meaning and Values , Technology and Science , The Human Condition

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