My husband loves to recount this story: When we were first married, he came down with the flu. One night, he was having a particularly tough time sleeping. "Honey, wake up. I don't feel well." I barely moved. "Honey, please. Wake up. I can't sleep." Grunt. The pleading got a bit more insistent until I managed to register that someone was talking to me, and I wasn't … [Read more...] about Is Menopause Playing Havoc With Your Sleep?
What to do when you're awake in the middle of the night? Call a friend! Because chances are that that's when the gremlin strikes them, as well. Middle-of-the-night waking is quite common, reported to affect about 35 percent of us. It's no wonder there are a lot of people walking around dragging and sluggish. Even though you may have banked an eight-hour sleep night, when you wake in the middle … [Read more...] about Awake at 3AM? Try These 6 Things
If you’re planning once again to make some New Year’s Resolutions, but tired of making the same ones over and over and over again, here’s something for you: A dive into what’s getting in the way of your desire to shed some pounds. Because sometimes, you need to silence your inner critic from telling you that you have no self- control... and finally find the truth behind it all. Pain. Chronic pain … [Read more...] about What’s Getting in the Way of Your Weight Loss?
Brrring! Buzzzz! Beeeeep! Ugh. It’s time to wake up. If you’re lucky enough to be the type to pop right out of bed (I never could understand how some people wake up with a smile, raring to go), you might not want to bother reading any further. But, if you’re like me – and I suspect millions of others – who have trouble summoning their inner early bird, or someone for whom pulling the covers … [Read more...] about Seven Ways to Make Waking Up a Breeze
While watching the Oscar awards last week, I got to thinking. There are so many fabulously talented actors and actresses, directors and producers, animators and screenwriters out there. There are so many others behind the scenes who I don't even know about or will never quite understand what it is they do. They all work so hard. Their work consumes them. And they've likely been at it for a very, … [Read more...] about Why I’ll Never Win a Blogging Award
Up until about the age of six, I never went anywhere without my beloved bedraggled stuffed teddy bear; my stand-in for a security blanket. It didn’t matter that its once-white coat turned to a pallid shade of gray, nor that its once-robust shapely body became a sagging hint of what once was. I still clung fiercely. Sometimes I feel like that old teddy bear; my skin no longer glowing nor my body … [Read more...] about C’mon, Brain: Help Me Remember