A 2016 article (yes, that long ago) title “Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice” made its way to my browser’s favourites bar and continues to draw me back for another read every few months. When reflecting on why I am drawn back to the article, I think it’s because the main theme is […]
Finding the missing link…..
I’m the first person to do whatever I can to get a good night’s sleep – and I know I’m not alone in my quest. However, sometimes finding out what’s getting in the way of the sleep we all crave is not as obvious as we would all like it to be. Darn you life […]
Is it time to be a ‘Hot Dog Princess’ when it comes to sleep?
An article in 2016 about a young girl’s inspired choice of princess outfit for her ballet class captured my imagination back then, and still does to this day. Ainsley Turner from North Carolina, responded to her Holly Spring’s dance school’s Princess Week, by choosing a head-to-toe Hot Dog costume. Ainsley’s outfit choice turned her into […]
Sharing my sleeping thoughts to stay ‘Active After 35’………
I was very excited to recently be interviewed by Stephanie Kay Atwood as part of her Active After 35 Thrive to 105 Stories from Life podcasts – now available on iTunes. Joining Stephanie and me was my good friend Bev Short and between us, we talk about how important sleep is to health – especially […]
Sleeping Separately….. an intelligent Trump card
You would need to be living under a rock at the moment to miss the news that Donald and Melania Trump don’t share a bedroom. I can’t tell you the sheer volume of Google Alerts I’ve been inundated with since US Weekly broke the earth-shattering news. My responses cycled between mild interesting, to ‘meh….’, to […]
Who said Millennials weren’t switched on and sensible…..
A recent article in the Style section the Sunday Times (UK) features two millenials talking about their separate sleeping. What’s so interesting about that I hear you ask???? What makes it interesting is that separate sleeping is mostly considered the domain of older people (I won’t give a specific age, lest I offend). “My grandparents […]
The bigger picture…
I recently had a chat with Bev Short, Vitality Coach and Menopause Specialist from New Zealand, on her YouTube channel. Bev’s focus is to work with women over 40 around the world to transform their health, energy, menopause symptoms and happiness. One of Bev’s key messages for her clients is to get good sleep. Unsurprisingly […]
Sexy, separate sleeping…
Many thanks to Katelyn Swallow from Women’s Health and Fitness for writing such a balanced, interesting and informative article about separate sleeping. While I appreciate all publicity and discussion around the topic, most media tend to approach the topic as a curiosity; a ‘weird’ thing some couples do. Also, the predominant images in the media […]
Is 2017 your year for a Clean Sleep Revolution?
I know I’m leaving it a little late to be talking about new year’s resolutions, but I figure there may still be folk out there furiously planning their goals and change plans for 2017. So……. if you are still struggling to articulate a new and fabulous YOU for the 365s of 2017, I have a […]
A mighty dilemma….
In the last few months, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about relationships that stray from the path of ‘normal’. Specifically, what to do when the solution to keep a relationship on track strays from the Western culture norms we’ve grown up aspiring to. A question I keep coming back to is what draws […]