There’s a very good reason why we refer to is as getting our “beauty sleep”. When we get a great night’s rest, we look and feel fresh and fabulous come morning. We become a picture on a magazine cover, greeting the world with a smile. On the flipside, those sleepless nights we rise to find a completely different person staring back in the bathroom mirror. Bags under the eyes, blotchy skin, … [Read more...] about 4 Surprising Reasons to Sleep for Skin Health
Totally true story. I went through a horrible stretch a few years ago where I was beyond exhausted. I was not sleeping and felt groggy all day. But despite being exhausted, I would lie awake all night tossing and turning. So I totally get that you can be exhausted and still not be sleeping. During the worst of that stretch, I averaged under 20 hours of sleep A WEEK. Let me tell you, that’s way … [Read more...] about 7 Sneaky Reasons You’re Exhausted & Still Not Sleeping
I’m not a doctor. So in this post, I’m talking not from a medical perspective, but from that of someone who has a spouse with sleep apnea. I was pretty unaware of sleep apnea before I started dating my husband. But sleep apnea can affect your life in so many ways. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition where you stop breathing in your sleep. Scary stuff. Before my hubby was diagnosed, I … [Read more...] about Sleep Apnea: Could You Have it & Not Know?
I just love magnesium oil and lavender. Especially right before bed. A few years ago, I experienced horrible insomnia and all the experts said it was tied to my stressed out adrenals. So I’ve learned to take stress management seriously. And that’s why I love this magnesium oil and lavender body balm before bed. I’ve been using lavender with magnesium oil before bed for some time now. And I … [Read more...] about Magnesium Oil Lavender Body Balm for Sleep & Stress Relief
Happiness is something we all want. I mean, we can have all these lofty goals and aspirations. But in the end, doesn’t it all come down to being happy? The simple things are the ones that matter. So lately I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness. I used to think that being happy happened when life went well. And if life wasn’t going well, I had good reasons to be unhappy. But the older I get, … [Read more...] about Happiness: 15 Magical Ways to Get it and Keep it
So you’re ready for the restful sleep You know...that blissful sleep you had as a kid. Aaaaah, those were the days! So get ready for the Restful Sleep Challenge. You’re gonna devote 7 days to luxurious restful sleep. Walking through life in a haze is not the way to go. And how many cups of coffee can you really drink? You’ve put time and effort into everything else meaningful in your life. … [Read more...] about Restful Sleep Challenge: 7 Nights To Blissful Slumber
This is the time of year where people proclaim “out with the old and in with the new”! And all the better when we apply this to our bodies. Most of us have some type of internal congestion. And a quick cleanse can be the answer to feeling great and living fabulous. Because getting rid of all the gunk that we’ve built up over the years isn’t just liberating. It can be life saving. I used to … [Read more...] about The Why And How Of A Quick Cleanse
The value in restful sleep Most of us do not get restful sleep these days. Why does this happen? Gosh let me think. Here's a brief list of some of the many, many possibilities. We're too stressed We've wired from hours spent on our electronics We carry our work into the bedroom on our laptops, tablets and phones We eat too much stimulating sugary foods and foods that turn into sugar … [Read more...] about Restful Sleep in Just 10 Minutes!
Insomnia is a growing problem. And many are surprised, after years of luxurious sleep, to suddenly find themselves staring at the ceiling counting sheep. Insomnia is something that we are more at risk for every year that we live. If you find yourself unable to get good shut-eye, your doctor will most probably talk to you about stress. But you need to also investigate your diet. There are … [Read more...] about Insomnia Alert: Foods You Should Never Eat Before Bed
We are getting less sleep these days than ever before in history. Many of us wear sleep deprivation like a badge of honor. Who here hasn’t at one point questioned whether they could be productive while luxuriating in a full eight hours of uninterrupted sleep? Insomnia has become the new normal. We have a nickname for those who go to bed at a decent hour: old fuddy duddys. After … [Read more...] about Natural Insomnia Relief For The Most Decadent Sleep Ever