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Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

Yawn … so sleepy

I eat fairly healthy and exercise regularly. I drink lots of water. But I feel tried most of the time. I don’t sleep well. I fall asleep just fine. Usually I zonk out on the couch while watching TV. But I wake up during the night. Sometimes just once or twice. Sometimes 5-6 times a […]


A much needed break

This week has been rough for me. Emotionally draining. Monday I didn’t work and went to a very inspiring and emotionally uplifting yoga class. The energy I felt afterward was amazing. I was almost giddy. Then Tuesday happened. I came home from work exhausted. I still went to yoga. And I never regret dragging myself […]


Can’t sleep?

I have a lot of trouble sleeping. I usually have no problem falling asleep. But staying asleep, well, that’s different. One of my yoga teachers Vickie has told class many times that Legs-Up-The-Wall is a great pose to try when you are having trouble sleeping. But you gotta either drag yourself out of bed or […]


Dealing with that pesky time change

Ugh, I seriously hate time change. Most places in North America will Fall Back tomorrow at 2 a.m. Most areas of the world have already Fallen Back. You can see the whole schedule here. My body just doesn’t do well whether we lose an hour or gain an hour. I wrote about Springing Forward in […]


Feeling good, feeling healthy

Yesterday was my first day back toward a healthy lifestyle. I am getting back into my regular exercise routine along with much better food choices. I was a little shocked when I stepped on the scale and saw the weight gain in my four weeks off the healthy lifestyle wagon. I have felt so tired […]


Sometimes you just need a break

I had every intention of going to the gym tonight. I packed my gym bag last night. My gym buddy texted me today telling me that she wouldn’t be joining me for class tonight. I still planned on going on my own. I was going to run an errand before class started. But once I […]


Why I am Child Free By Choice

I think being a mom is the most important job in the world. The second most important job is being president of the United States. I don’t want to be either. This post is about why I, along with my husband, have chosen to be Child Free By Choice. It is not a reflection on […]


Connecting to benefits of massage

As I have mentioned in recent posts work has been exhausting and overwhelming lately. So today after work I treated myself to a massage. I have been going to Bellissima Day Spa for seven years. And probably for the past 3-4 years Thanh has been taking care of me. And Thanh does an awesome job […]


My healthy version of Eggplant Parmigiana

I love Eggplant Parmigiana. It is so delicious but so unhealthy with it being fried and all. I also love eggplant. Lucky for me I like most vegetables (and fruit). At Monday’s Earth Day event at work there was a mini Farmer’s Market. I bought some eggplant, which I normally steam in my rice cooker/steamer and […]


Walking for charity

Today I participated in a charity walk with work and for the MMRF. (There’s still time to donate if you are so inclined. Click here for my page. Thanks to those who have already donated.) Since I didn’t have time to go to yoga (and parking and driving into that part of the city can […]