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22 Tips For A Good Night's Sleep

22 Tips For A Good Night's Sleep

Shorter days are upon us and the time to hunker down and cuddle up in cooler weather is here. With the onset of early darkness comes the opportunity to focus on getting more satisfying and rejuvenating sleep.

As a recovered insomniac I understand how debilitating it is to miss out on a good night's sleep and I've experienced all of the negative side effects it has on mental and physical health.  The good news is that there are many simple hacks you can do that will allow you to have consistent, rejuvenating, quality sleep.

I Used to Associate the Holidays with Food-Fear, Dread and Guilt

I Used to Associate the Holidays with Food-Fear, Dread and Guilt

"There was a time in my life when I associated the holidays with food-fear, dread and guilt."

Over the years I’ve learned how to enjoy the holidays, indulge in my favorite holiday treats mindfully and enter the New Year feeling good about my choices. I don’t feel deprived. I don’t feel guilty. And I don’t feel the need to punish myself for my holiday season choices.

Here are a few simple tips that will help you do the same

What Living With Chronic Stress Did To Me

What Living With Chronic Stress Did To Me


I had extreme adrenal fatigue and barely made it through my day. I would wake up and peel myself out of the bed, motivated only by the fact that once I got through my work day I could crawl right back in. I called it “living in survival mode”. My cortisol levels were completely off. I couldn’t sleep through the night even though I was beyond exhausted. My thyroid was failing, I developed a goiter and hypothyroidism.  I lost my period (for 4 years) and was an anxious, mental wreck in a constant brain fog. Sound miserable? Well...it was.