Life before the baby came was so different. You were cleaner. You ate out more often. And the hours and hours of sleep you used to take for granted! If you’ve recently had a baby and are having a hard time getting enough rest each night, you’re not alone. According to a study by PLOSone, new […]
This is the second post in my series on Sleep; and I will be discussing the mechanics of sleep. Basically explaining circadian rhythms, sleep cycles and sleep stages. Circadian Rhythm is a natural recurring process that occurs on a 24-hour cycle. It is activated by lightness and darkness. The circadian system sends alerts in preparation […]
For this post I thought I would share some information I recently acquired at a seminar. I’m thinking it is going to be a series of posts giving you digestible amounts of information each time while making an effort not to be too technical. I’m thinking it will be in 3 parts: 1) Description and […]
Flashbacks are our brain’s way of processing traumatic events that we’ve experienced. But what tends to happen is, our subconscious goes to our storage cabinet to access some important memories regarding the event, and everything sort of tumbles out of the cabinet all at once. This falling out or flashback experience can feel almost as […]
Grieving for a loved one is very possibly the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do. Understand that it will take time and effort to heal, but you will heal if that is what you want. (Holding onto the past and your anguish is an option, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it.) While time will be the […]
Experiencing the death of a loved one is the hardest thing we can go through in this life. What can make grieving even more challenging is the feeling that we’re somehow doing it wrong. But grieving is a unique experience and there is truly no “right” way to do it. Author Anne Morrow Lindberg put […]
Few things are more sad or difficult than finding out that a loved one has suffered a personal loss. Many times we fail to reach out to a loved one in grief out of shyness or uncertainty. We worry that we don’t have the words, or know what we can do to help or console […]
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