Book Review…The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Simple Rules for Losing Weight While You Sleep

This book is a guide about the connection between inadequate sleep and weight gain written particularly for women faced with the fatigue, moodiness, and weight gain that we often experience because of chronic stress or hormonal changes to show how a good night’s sleep will actually enable you to lose weight, especially if you haveContinue reading “Book Review…The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Simple Rules for Losing Weight While You Sleep”

Nut Butters

Shopping for a nut butter can get overwhelming quickly. There are so many options—almond, peanut, cashew, sunflower, coconut, soy, walnut, multi-nut, hazelnut—and you want to make sure that you are choosing the best of the best. Things to look for when shopping for a nut butter… Full Fat…reduced fat butters usually have a ton ofContinue reading “Nut Butters”

Midnight Snacking

Blame your midnight refrigerator raids and before-bed snacks on your circadian rhythm, or inner time clock…or come up with any other excuse that you can possibly think of, but how many of us find ourselves raiding the refrigerator in our pajamas  before we go to bed every night or while anyone in their right mindContinue reading “Midnight Snacking”

Try One of These Ten…and Let the Sweet Dreams Begin

As I sit here this morning, writing this…I am enjoying my first cup of coffee and all seems right with the world…until all chaos and the “resident four year old” also wakes up and the day eventually drags on and on until I am barely able to drag myself back into bed and begin theContinue reading “Try One of These Ten…and Let the Sweet Dreams Begin”

Music and Sleep

Listening to about 45 minutes of relaxing music before bed can help you relax and fall asleep faster, sleep longer, wake up less during the night, and feel more rested in the morning. Listening to the “right” kind of music can slow down your heart rate to the 60-beats-per-minute range needed to enter the “sleep zone,” help youContinue reading “Music and Sleep”

The “About Me” Blog Page

(posting this here because I just updated my “about me” page today and wanted to see if I could get any feedback, positive or negative, about what I have written, as I start reworking my site… …yes, I do know that’s not me, just the me that I aspire to be perhaps… …no, not offContinue reading “The “About Me” Blog Page”

Essential Oil of the Month—March 2018—Bergamot

When I first heard of bergamot essential oil and found out that it was a citrus fruit, my initial reaction was, “Gee, I’ve never heard of that before. Let’s go to Sprouts and go buy some bergamot oranges.” But nestled among all the other citrus fruits, there was no sign of the bergamot orange. PerhapsContinue reading “Essential Oil of the Month—March 2018—Bergamot”

Essential Oils to Keep…If You’d Like to Be Able to Sleep

When I first started using essential oils, I felt overwhelmed by the selections and how little I knew. Which one should I choose, and why? Almost like being a kid in a candy store. But as I have started reading and studying more about living a healthier lifestyle and beginning new habits, I have alsoContinue reading “Essential Oils to Keep…If You’d Like to Be Able to Sleep”

While We’re Still on the Topic

Another option for using your essential oils is topically.   There are times when deciding whether to use your oils aromatically or topically seems like perfectly good common sense.Applying oils topically simply works better for certain circumstances, such as when using them for aches, pain, sore muscles, and injuries.    Then there are other times whenContinue reading “While We’re Still on the Topic”

Essential Oils—“Aromatic” Use

In order to enjoy the aromatic benefits of an essential oil, you could obviously take a few drops from the bottle into the palm of your hands, cup your hands around your mouth and nose, and inhale deeply for as long as needed… …or simply hold the bottle of essential oil a few inches from your noseContinue reading “Essential Oils—“Aromatic” Use”