No, I don’t mean waking up crying every couple of hours!
More like, falling asleep quickly and sleeping the night through.
Something that gets harder to do as we age.
To stop tossing & turning with worry about what I wanted to get done the next day, long ago (I’m truly ancient, so I’m talking a long, long, long time ago) I started making a short ‘to-do-tomorrow-list’ before going to bed.
That simple strategy released stress and helped me relax.
Yet, I’ve always been a light sleeper.
Plus, I’ve had trouble getting to sleep. And, if I woke up, I’d usually get outta bed because I couldn’t get back to sleep.
Lately though, for at least a couple, three months, I’ve turned off my reading lamp, and be snoozing out before you could paly all of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’.
I’d not noticed how well I’ve been sleeping until Helen Sanders’s blog post: “Eat to Sleep – Foods That Can Make You Sleep Like A Baby” got me thinking about it.
We already know certain foods help us sleep because they contain hormones like melatonin and chemicals like serotonin, which is derived from tryptophan…
Not that we always remember what those foods are.
Anyway, and as you’ve no doubt gathered from the title, Helen’s post is about 9 or 10 foods heavy with those ‘sleepy-time’ chemicals.
The post is well written and easy to read with lots of images.
So, do you wanna sleep better?
Discover how what you eat will help you when you read the post. Click on the following blue link: Eat This And Sleep Like A Baby
As for why I’ve been sleeping better than anytime I can remember, I’ve no clue. Gotta think more about it…
12 Reasons To Have Sex Every Day:
I don’t know about you, but I don’t need 12 reasons to have sex.
Most days, 1, or even half a reason could get me in the mood.
Some days though, I’m plenty satisfied with some kissing and cuddling kinda stuff…
Yet, at the end of the day, (or at the start of the day, at the middle of the day and a few times in between) having sex does a lot for our well-being.
Emotionally, sex helps us feel connected, safe and yet vulnerable on the same time.
Sex reduces stress and even helps us live longer.
Sex even protects us from heart disease, dementia and osteoporosis!
Whew! I’m gettin’ hot flashes here…
Anyway, researchers and scientist are in agreement: ‘sex is plenty good for us’.
Interested in learning more about the many benefits of doing it?
Click on the following blue link to get: 12 Reasons To Have Sex Every Day
How To Increase Your Brain Power:
Ever been frustrated to the point you wished you were either a little smarter – or a little dumber…
Smart enough to figure out a solution, or dumb enough to no longer care?
I’ve had such moments, and being dumber didn’t exactly work as planned.
And, getting smarter is hard work.
Yet, we’re capable of doing so.
For ideas about how to ramp up your mental powers, click on any of the following blue links: My favorite is # 3…
107 Tips To Increase Your Brain Power
10 Simple Ways To Increase Your Brain Power
How To Keep Your Mind Sharp
Best Foods for Boosting Brain Power
Scientifically Proven Ways To Increase Brain Power
Must Do Before You Can Find Happiness:
Although living within an awareness of gratitude is a prerequisite for happiness, we didn’t empathize it enough in our last discussion about being happy.
It’s difficult to imagine being happy unless we’re grateful for the conditions of where we’re at while we’re accessing our state of being, isn’t it?
The esteemed online version of Psychology Today says this about gratitude:
Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has—as opposed to, for example, a consumer-driven emphasis on what one wants.
Studies show that we can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase our well-being and happiness by doing so. In addition, gratefulness—and especially expression of it to others—is associated with increased energy, optimism, and empathy…”
Whenever I catch myself mentally whining, I try to switch my thoughts into a gratitude mode. This simple technique works for me – not always quickly, but it works.
Anyway, being grateful can be learned. Click on the following blue link for some sensible ideas: Using Gratitude For Happiness
2 Multi-Millionaires Discuss The Benefits Of Gratefulness:
How Health Insurance Companies Are Bleeding Us Dry:
I’ve been having some heart related health problems for the last couple of months.
Dealing with hospital and other health care costs have certainly got my attention.
Uh, they’re not cheap!
Hell, health care costs in America aren’t even reasonable.
Despite their good (?) intentions, I’m thinking you can blame most of the problems on health insurance companies.
It always worries me when someone else agrees with me.
But, when someone who is also a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University and Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, agrees with me, I really start to doubt myself.
Christy Ford Chapin, has published a nifty, well researched post that validates my theory about the state of health costs in America.
The post is entitled: Why Insurance Companies Control Your Medical Care
It’s not a pretty story. You can read it when you click on the above blue link.
Hey, it’s been fun. Talk to you next time.