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Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

Spring Forward 2018

It’s that time again to Spring Forward (on Sunday at 2 a.m.). Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.) I have never been a fan of time change. I don’t get the point of it. I grew up in Arizona where time change doesn’t occur. I say, let’s Spring Forward […]


Fall Back 2017

Wow, It’s been months and months since I’ve written a post. There are definitely things I want to share with you all. Just time isn’t on my side these days. You can keep up with me via social media and my monthly newsletter (you can sign up with the button to the top right.) On […]


Spring Forward 2017

It’s that time again to Spring Forward (Sunday at 2 a.m.). Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.) I have never been a fan of time change. I don’t get the point of it. I grew up in Arizona where time change doesn’t occur. I say, let’s Spring Forward and […]


Preparing for Fall Back 2016

Twice a year I write about time change. And we are upon that time once again. For most of us in the U.S. we will Fall Back on Sunday at 2 a.m. Many of my readers are from Arizona, so this post doesn’t apply to you as much. (And note to my family, starting Sunday […]


Finally, some sleep relief

Recently I realized one night as I was reading my 900-page book before bed that I was finally sleeping better. For years I have had a battle with sleep. And lack of sleep and tiredness was winning. I usually fall asleep without an issue, but I wake up a lot (sometimes more than 10 times […]


Going bone deep

Every week in my yoga classes I have a theme. Last week and today we went bone deep. My theme idea came from an article a student shared with me. It was originally in the New York Times and was reprinted in The Oregonian. Click here for a link to the article. Weight-bearing exercises, which includes many yoga […]


Taking my advice with time change

For many years I write a post when we Spring Forward and Fall Back and I give advice and tips on how to prepare before the change and things to do after. (Here’s last week’s post with tips to prepare to Spring Forward.) I usually follow some of my advice. But not all of it. […]


Preparing to Spring Forward

Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.) It’s that time again to Spring Forward (Sunday at 2 a.m.). I am not a fan of time change. I seriously don’t get the point of it. I grew up in Arizona where time change doesn’t occur. So to my Arizona family […]


Reducing screen time, increasing read time

Last month I had an appointment with my doctor to talk about my sleep issues. I usually don’t have a problem falling asleep. But I wake up numerous times during the night. A good night of sleep means I only wake up two to three times a night. A bad night can be two to three […]


Taking on the teaching

After returning from a visit with the family in Tucson I jumped into my teaching gig at LA Fitness. On Wednesday night I taught a yoga class. Usually right before I teach a new class I get a little nervous. My students were kind and welcoming and the nerves went away rather quickly. I felt […]