The Downside of Fitness Trackers

Do you have a fitness tracker? Like a Fitbit or an Apple watch or something similar? If you’re not familiar with these, they’re usually a watch-like device you wear around your wrist, that can monitor all sorts of things for you (described below). They tend to range around $40 – $600, depending on the features […]

Should I Nap?

Let’s talk about naps. Are you someone who adores a good nap? Who dreams of curling up in (or maybe on) your bed for a good snooze in the middle of the day? Or are you not a napper at all? I must admit, I fall into the latter group. I’ve never been a napper, […]

The One Thing I Always Forget To Think About

I am a person who is on the go all the time. I love being busy, I operate at a pretty fast pace, and I don’t love sitting still. I’m trying to get better at it, but it’s an ongoing struggle for me. One thing I do really believe in is consistency. If you are […]

How to Stay on Track on Vacation

Hello, summer! Are you a fan of summer? I LOVE summer! I love the warmth (though not too hot, please!). I love the laid back feeling, I love the social calendar filling up. And I love going on trips (big or small) and adventures, even if they’re not long. I know not everyone takes a […]

What We Can Learn From Chaos

I remember being in high school chemistry (apologies if you didn’t take high school chemistry, I promise I’m not going to get very technical here) and learning about the concept of entropy. I was fascinated by it. For those of you didn’t take high school chemistry, or if high school chemistry was MANY years ago […]

The Awkward Way I Learned To Ask For Help

When I was in high school, I was part of this group that taught me so many incredible things. The focus was on community involvement and leadership development in youth. I met so many wonderful people, some of whom I’m still very close with, and learned incredible skills while I was in this program. Every […]

The Truth About Coffee

Coffee – the nectar of the Gods? Or no thanks, not for you? This luscious, rich, dark liquid is revered by many. And coffee is more than a taste – it’s often an experience. It’s a ritual, it’s a habit, it’s an enjoyable part of the day for most people. For many, it’s also a […]

How To Be Comfortable With Discomfort

When I was pregnant with my younger son, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I had to have surgery to remove an unknown amount of my thyroid as soon as possible after he was born. I was diagnosed too late into my pregnancy to do surgery while I was still pregnant, so I had strict […]

Avoid These Supplement Mistakes

How many supplements do you think exist for sleep? My guess is thousands, in various combinations. Every single supplement company I know makes a sleep supplement. The most common ingredients I see, either on their own or as part of a combination supplement, are: Melatonin Magnesium L-theanine 5-HTP GABA Valerian root Passionflower Chamomile Lemon balm […]

Why Some Foods Ruin Sleep

Do you feel differently when you eat different foods? That might sound like a silly question, but different foods affect us differently. I feel different when I eat salad, compared to steak, compared to ice cream, compared to bread, etc. And how I feel when I eat a lot of bread is going to be […]

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