Sleep in the Heat

Sleep in the Heat

It can be a challenge to sleep in the heat. Here are some tips to help your family make it through the night. When we face a heatwave, summer sleep is can be even more of a problem. The reason is physiological: what happens to our bodies before sleep. The fact is, we...

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Breathing for sleep

Breathing for sleep

When sleep is elusive, one of the best antidotes is intentional breathing. We can be cautious about our daily habits such as caffeine intake Or meticulous with our evening rituals. There will still be those nights when we're not asleep within 20 minutes of lights out....

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Cure distraction with rest

Cure distraction with rest

Distraction is everywhere and the cure is mental rest. Social scientists, psychologists, and productivity experts are gathering data on our distracted culture. Our digital world, overwhelm, free-floating anxiety or even anxiety over reasonable concerns generate...

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Go screen free for better sleep

Go screen free for better sleep

This week is an opportunity to try a family experiment and go screen free for better sleep. It's definitely a challenge to reduce, let alone eliminate, screen time. Yet, like all challenges, the screen free challenge reaps enormous benefits. Not just in terms of...

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Create New Habits in 2019

Create New Habits in 2019

Let's talk about how to create new habits this year. Creating new and better habits can actually simplify our lives. “Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.” Horace Mann We all have times in our lives where we intentionally want...

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Guided meditations work for sleep

Guided meditations work for sleep

Back in the day when I was in elementary school, my friends and I practiced guided meditation for sleep and didn’t even know it. We practiced it when we had sleepovers, only we called it “hypnotizing”.   After games and dancing and a TV binge, we’d go down in the...

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Get kids to sleep on Halloween

Get kids to sleep on Halloween

Halloween comes once a year presenting challenges of how to get the kids to sleep at the end of an exciting evening. It’s not just the sugar from trick-or-treat candy that doesn’t help get the kids to sleep on Halloween. You know what it’s like when the kids don’t...

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Epiphany

Epiphany

Epiphany – flash – insight – discovery – aha! It didn’t take a lightning bolt aha! to tell me my kid needed a nap. It was Sunday, January 8th. She was 14 months old. She was pulling her ear, rubbing her eyes and you could not hear the bishop recite the liturgy of...

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