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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.

Gentle Daily Detoxing

Gentle Daily Detoxing

Detox is a word that is thrown about pretty often these days. From the Master Cleanse, to juice cleanses, colon cleanses and Dr. Oz's 48-hour cleanse, to more traditional detoxes such as fasting, sweat lodges and enemas. Some detoxification methods are a wonderful way of healing and ridding the body of toxins, while others are going to cause more harm than good.

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