Really, being grateful helps with sleep.

I think it goes without saying that we will be so thankful to see the last of 2020.It really has rocked most of us like nothing we have ever experienced.Oh the stories we will tell the next generation in 20 years from now on how we lived through a pandemic.And that is...

Stay in or get up?

Now what? You get into bed and before you know it, you fall sound asleep.  And then 3 hours later you are wide awake. Perhaps you find yourself muttering why? Or saying to yourself…..NO don’t wake up!But then you do. There you are wide awake and...

How much sleep do you get

It is common to read that the expert recommendation for the amount of sleep we need is anywhere from 6 to 8 hours or maybe even 9 hours a night.I find this interesting because of the way sleep is actually calculated.  For example, you go to bed at 11 and wake up...

Does chamomile really help

I think if I were to ask, most people who have heard of the herb chamomile, know that it is known mostly as an evening tea for relaxation.  And for good reason. It is a traditional herbal remedy that has been used since ancient times for relief from stress,...

Frainbog

One of the challenges I had when I was having so many health problems was the issue of brain fog. Have you experienced brain fog?  I recall it actually scared me when I experienced it for the first time. I was at work, sat down at my desk to type out a...

The deal with snacking

Last week, I asked members in my Facebook group Journey To Sleep if they snack, when do they snack and is it a salty or sweet snack. At the top of this list was eating salty snacks in the evening.  It really was no surprise because it is so common to...

How To Make Kim Chi

Kim Chi is a fermented food that is so easy to make and allows you to be creative, meaning you don’t have to follow the recipe exactly. It is an amazing food that is beneficial for your microbiome that can help improve your gut flora. Your gut plays a role in...

Easiest Way to Change Your Mood

What is the easiest and simplest way to change your mood?Smile.  Yes, the simple act of smiling can help to rewire your brain and change how you feel.  When you smile, it activates muscle movements in your face, a signal then gets sent to your...

Chasing the one

As I have mentioned in a previous newsletter and in my Facebook group Journey To Sleep posts, that the inability to sleep is not the problem.  It is the symptom so in looking for solutions you have to go beyond that one thing that will get you to...

Routine in time of pandemic

Initially, I think most of us were being optimistic and hopeful, thinking that the pandemic could be controlled in a couple of weeks.  And as we wait for word that it is safe to return to some kind of normal, we sit around and perhaps our thoughts turn worry and...