sleep

Can’t Sleep? Are You Thinking Too Much?

At bedtime, do you ever find yourself thinking too much, so much so that you are unable to find that elusive and much-needed sleep?

You know those nights. You have a problem you’re trying to solve, or an issue you must address, or simply now that the weekend is over you’re having to face yet another workweek.

How do you shut off the mind to get a good night’s sleep?

While I am no expert at this kind of thing, I am one who suffers from occasional insomnia. When sleeplessness hits me, I do something that I learned by accident one night.

I think of something beautiful. (more…)

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When dreaming of snakes

With all of the great sleep I’ve been getting these past few months, I’ve had multiple dreams of snakes.

Snakes in the house. Snakes in the yard. Snakes everywhere.

While I’m not one to be afraid of snakes, the thought of sneaking up on one unawares gives me the heebie-jeebies. (more…)

Yes, I did. I traded sugar for sleep.

It’s been a heck of a journey, but over the past ten months I have shed over fifty pounds of excess weight. The biggest change of all? I gave up sugar. All sugar. Anything that the body processes into sugar found its way to the garbage can.

No more simple sugar carbohydrates for this chica.

Without getting into the details or covering the eating plan I undertook, I’d rather talk about one of the biggest benefits I’ve discovered since losing the weight.

The beauty of sleep. (more…)

When the fuel runs out and your batteries are low

Seems that most of this year I’ve been running on fumes.

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I dream of the sea – a poem

At night I close my eyes and see
A great white wave crash over me
With moonlight shining overhead
In astral dance I leave my bed

The ocean opens arms so wide
I enter her at lowest tide
She holds me with her wet embrace
And sea foam kisses on my face

She pulls me out toward the moon
Who rises slow in dusky gloom
To shine upon my spirit bare
And claim her place up in the air

The moon is high up in the sky
I look at her and wonder why
The ocean dances to her pull
And all at once my heart is full

I drift again through time and space
And find myself back at the place
Where dreaming here I took my flight
To see my siblings in the night

I open eyes and see the light
The moon looks in my window bright
And sleepy though I may well be
I know I saw her wink at me