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Two Years Ago Today I Was Headed Into An Operating Room

    Exactly two years ago, I ignored a growing, intense pain in my abdomen for about 24 hours, because I felt that I could not afford to take a break from all the work I had to do.     Only when I was passing out from the pain did I have to be strapped into an ambulance and rushed into surgery because my appendix had ruptured. I ignored it and ignored it until I was in a life threatening situation. That was so dumb of me. I wish I could say two years later I was working less […]

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The Easiest Way I Know To Fall Asleep Faster

Insomnia is a huge problem, one that begs to be resolved during the winter months. Mother Nature offers you shorter days, longer nights, cooler temperatures… all in an effort to get you hibernating each winter and prepared for the year ahead.   If a little winter hibernation is eluding you, today’s medical study can help. It’s long been known that cooler temperatures help deepen sleep. Typical advice is to make the bedroom a little cooler at nighttime (68 – 70 degrees is ideal) and never sleep with socks on (one study cites that sleeping with socks on increases the incidence

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Insomnia? 6 Unusual But Effective Ways To Deepen Your Sleep Tonight

In the northern hemisphere, we are deep in the heart of winter… …it’s the darkest time of the year and the perfect time to catch up and fully repair any sleep deficit you have built up throughout the year.   You absolutely, 100% ***NEED*** deep, restorative sleep! This is very important work. Make the time to DEEPLY SLEEP right now, when winter is gently urging you to hibernate. And even if you are in summertime in your part of the world, use this reminder to check in with your sleep habits and make sure you are supporting your health through

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10 Things I’m Doing Right Now To Prepare For Fall

Ahhh… fall. How I love you. The cooler mornings. The walks outside. Leaves swirling through the air. Loading up on firewood for the winter. My children laughing as they swing, run, play, spend more time outside than ever before. Oh, but how you hold a dark secret inside of you. You don’t fool me for one instant… I know that the cooler mornings and campfire evenings are possible because of your tilt away from the sun… and how the days are now shorter than the nights, until they are so brief we wake up to darkness and eat dinner in

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