know about you, but a good night’s sleep has been harder to achieve as I’ve
gotten older. And, after menopause,
geez! I have found a few things that
have helped me better a better night’s sleep and may just help you as well.
Develop a pattern and stick with it. It is better to have a consistent time to go
to sleep and wake up than to be different every night. Your body will become accustomed to the
schedule and it will be easier to fall asleep.
Lately I have been irritable and angry at all of the negative and fake news. Thus really isn't healthy. The world continues to spin out of control ad the so-called leaders are out for themselves and not for the American people. How can you turn around these feelings and feel positive toward life and the future. Here are a few tips that seems to be working for me.
1. Limit news time. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, factual news was reported at 6 pm and 10 pm.
I have been struggling with weight control for the better part of my adult life. I've tried all the diets and have found some to be successful and have used alternative approaches as well. When someone suggested intermittent fasting, I just laughed. I like to eat too much. Visions of wasting away crept into my head. I have always thought of fasting as not eating for days at a time. It turns out there is another way of fasting that actually might turn out to be powerfully effective.
I was wondering around Costco the other day picking up several items and ran across something I have never seen before, manuka honey. My last blog gave a run down of some of the great things honey can be used for, so this caught my attention. The price was quite high, so what is so special about this honey? This is what I learned.
Manuka honey is a very special honey, considered to be on of the most healing honeys in the world. It is produced by New Zealand bees pollinating the Manuka bush.
Most people, unless they are allergic to bees or honey,
enjoy honey in their tea or substitute the sweet taste in other foods. But it is so much more than that.
Honey has been around since the ancient Egyptians, Chinese,
Greeks, and Romans, more than 8,000 years ago.
It was valued not only for the sweetness, but for its medicinal
values. It contains more than 200
compounds that are quite useful for the body.
Some of which include:
-Antibacterial and antifungal and antiviral properties- this
is perhaps one of the most fascinating features.
time of year when we begin to think about the new year and starting anew. Many people choose to set new year’s
resolutions. Are you one of them? Are you also one of them who has set the same
resolution each year with the same outcome…failure? So, how can you really break that cycle and
bring success upon yourself? Let’s get
1. Prioritize what it is that you want to change
in the coming year. List all the changes
and prioritize them from most important to less importance (because they all
are important, right?
journaling? Journaling, according to
Susan Borkin, author ofThe Healing Power
of Writing: A Therapist’s Guide to Using Journaling with Clients, is any
type of writing or related expressive process used for the purposes of
psychological healing or growth.
when you were a young girl, you may have had a diary. Your “dear diary” captured events and
emotions in your life. Now, as an adult,
things happen, circumstances change, and those things are either good, bad, or
October is Breast Cancer awareness month. One in eight women will experience breast
cancer in their lifetime. We, as women,
take much better care of our hair and face than we do our breasts. And yet, this part of our anatomy is
extremely vital to life, in nursing our children, as well as our self-image, as
dictated by cultural mores. So, what can
you do to take care of your breasts?
1) It is important to know your body. What is normal and what is not normal?
I have tried many diets
throughout my life, and all have ultimately failed. Since my breast cancer diagnosis, I have been
on the hunt for the best diet since this is definitely part of the equation to
health and healing. I have been
frustrated to receive little to no answers from physicians. They are uneducated about nutrition in
general, and seem to have no interest in learning about it. Unfortunately, their training is geared to
treating symptoms and in prescribing medications.
My husband and I recently came back from a vacation to
Colorado where the air was fresh and clean and the outdoors was
invigorating. Our location had no
television, radio, or phone. For 5 days
we were media free. I admit the first
day was a bit unsettling, but after that was quite liberating. I found myself focusing on my health,
actually paying attention to the world around me, and meeting and actually
engaging in conversations with complete strangers. My husband and I found each other again.