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...
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...
How to be a better sleeper

How to be a better sleeper

This post is not about how to sleep better. It’s about how to be a better sleeper. There’s a difference. When you take steps to be a better sleeper, the result will be you’ll sleep better. I know, sounds like circular hamster wheel thinking. But the difference is...
Too Sensitive

Too Sensitive

Back in July, I wrote a piece for the Huffington Post on why bedtime is a parenting priority. In case you missed it, here’s the link. Now it seems things “out there” have gotten even harsher.  These are not the values any family wants to have their...
Mindful Parenting and Routines

Mindful Parenting and Routines

Mindful parenting can be a challenge.  But what is the alternative? Allow those fleeting feelings of irritation or resentment to contaminate our relationships and our peace of mind? Practicing mindful parenting is the only solution to our family’s wellbeing....