Wow, is THIS why you can’t sleep?

Stressed woman

We’ve all experienced sleep issues due to the stress in our daily lives. Whether it’s work, relationship issues, financial problems or just life in general, we’ve all suffered a sleepless night or two, dreading the alarm, missing a restful night’s sleep. According to a study in the International Journal of Psychophysiology, evolution may be to […]

Sleep Better – 25 Proven Tips That Work

It’s 10 p.m. You’re in bed. It’s getting late, but you’re not sure you’re ready for sleep.  Your mind goes over the events of the day and stress creeps in when you think of all the things you haven’t done yet. You take a deep breath, close your eyes and try to relax. It’s 12:30 […]

Sleep is Vital for Kids’ Health – What You Need to Know

We all know sleep is crucial to our physical and mental health. As adults we rarely get the good, quality sleep that most experts say we need. What about our kids? If we’re not sleeping well and setting a good example, chances are our kids aren’t getting the sleep they need either–and this lack of […]

Causes of Brain Fog: What Causes Brain Fog in Your Head?

Brain fog is something we’ve all experienced at one point or another. Why does my head feel foggy? Occasionally, people may mistake a feeling of pressure in their head if their head feels light. That feeling of being foggy headed, a groggy, listless feeling usually results in: Poor memory and recall Inability to think clearly or […]

How Long Should I Nap? Five Tips to Effective Napping

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Taking a nap midday is still common in many Mediterranean and European countries.  As children we frequently napped, whether we wanted to or not.  As adults in the United States, we’d love to take a midday break, but rarely take the time for this important practice.  With busy lives and schedules, super stress, and our […]

Get Grounded…

As the world stays home, we’ve seen some huge changes in our environment.  We’ve seen the canals in Italy clear, the skies clean over big cities and we’ve even seen holes in the ozone close.  The earth is a remarkable healer. But, have you ever thought about how the earth can be instrumental in helping […]

Spring Clean Your Brain

Spring is a time of renewal and cleansing.  We watch new buds form.  We spruce up our gardens and flowerbeds.  We clean our homes to make things fresh and new.  Drawing inspiration from experts like Marie Kondo, spring encourages us to simplify.  We find ourselves with excess clutter and have the urge to streamline our […]

Stress Awareness Day

Stress Awareness Day is traditionally observed on April 16th, the day after tax day. Tax day has been postponed this year until July, but being aware of stress and how it is affecting us–especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic–is especially important. Our world is operating in a state of chronic super stress and […]

Resolve to Meet Your Goals This Year

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when we feel like we have to completely overhaul our lives for this year to turn out better than the last. New Year’s Resolutions are HARD! I finally stopped making them. I just couldn’t live up to the expectations I had built in my mind […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Personally, I love Christmas. For me and my family it really is the most wonderful time of the year. I love the hustle and bustle of shopping and baking and decorating, seeing family and friends, the bright lights, and Christmas songs on the radio. But for many people, the holidays and the stress that ensues […]