The Value of Rest – and what we gain from refrain

We live in a society where stress is a public disease and where action, work and constant activity is supposed to solve everything for us. The Value of Rest – and what we gain from refrain –  is a personal and multifaceted book about NOT doing anything in the best possible way. 
Research shows that when we learn to step out of the hustle and bustle, the grass will become greener, the quality of the wine improves and the orgasm can be enjoyed more deeply.
Not to mention that we become more generous, more productive and more intelligent when we rest, so there is no doubt that rest is worthwhile. 
So why don’t we manage to stop?
Siw Aduvill takes us through brain research and floating thoughts, everyday life and refugee camps, yoga, sex and wine tasting in this entertaining, educational and wise book about the simplest and most difficult of all: doing nothing.

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Fevennen, Norway

Aduvill conveys old and new knowledge from physiology, biology and biochemistry and thoroughly examines how our nervous system works (...) The strenght of this book is the self-help it offers in a fair, green light

Stavanger Aftenblad, Norway