Adrien and I was honored to meet and attend Shawn Stevenson’s Sleep Smarter book launch party in St. Louis. If you are not familiar with Shawn Stevenson, you are truly missing out. Shawn Stevenson is a graduate of University of Missouri, St. Louis. He studied business, biology, and kinesiology. He is also the founder of The Health Model Show. The Health Model Show has been featured as the #1 health podcast on iTunes with millions of viewers around the world.
I first heard about Shawn from his Health Model Show Facebook page. From there I decided to check out his podcast to see what he talks about. At first I thought he would be just another “health freak”. Boy, was I in for a surprise. I listened to episode 144: Mind Over Medicine with Dr. Lissa Rankin and it was truly soul changing. That podcast was so powerfully inspiring, I bought Dr. Lissa Rankin’s book “The Anatomy of a Calling”, which talks about finding your life’s purpose. I wanted to hear more, so I started listening to several other podcast from The Health Model Show. Being a part-time student, full-time employee, and a family, time is not my friend. However, I made time to listen to Shawn. I would listen to Shawn in my car during travel time and on my Bluetooth speaker while cooking dinner.
As you may know, I am currently in school to become a Dietitian. Which means I am not only learning about which foods are healthy vs the unhealthy foods. I am also learning the biological and scientific approach and effects that foods and lifestyle have on the body, most importantly health. When listening to Shawn’s podcast, I surprised to hear him apply biology and science to his topics. Which coincide with what I am learning in my studies. He has a range of topics from dealing with stress, creating healthy habits, weight loss vs fat loss, and the benefits of sleep. His podcast are entertaining, easy to comprehend with an added spice of humor.
I have heard and I am sure you have heard that sleep is important to health. Although we have heard that over and over, do you truly understand why and how? Because, I don’t. Well, now we all have access to a book that will give us all a better understanding about the importance of a good night’s rest.
Below are two links where you can find the book and a link to Shawn’s website. On his website you will also find his book tour dates. If he will be in your area, buy your tickets. Invest in you!!!!