my messed up sleep schedules

Messed up sleep schedules!

When I was young, I used to sleep like the dead. And I mean this in the most luxurious way possible! Not only would I sleep through the nights, I could often sleep until noon and just loved the feel of my body buried in covers, down in the dark of my cozy and eerily silent basement bedroom.

Now things are different. I believe it started when I was pregnant with my daughter. I just couldn’t get comfortable. I’d roll to one side, roll to the other side. Tried experimenting with pillows. It was no use.  Continue reading

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The true purpose of anxiety

I think the word “anxiety” is the perfect descriptor for those times when you are feeling overwhelmed, not in control or feel something is wrong, but your thoughts are just a muddled mess of which you cannot make sense. Just sounding out the word an-zi-e-tee seems to roll off the tongue easily, correspondingly describing something that is not easy to describe – especially to those who do not experience anxiety. Continue reading

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The elusive meaning of life unveiled

For those of you who read Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy when they were 19 like I did, and then started to search for the meaning of life more seriously after that, this article’s for you and will save you some time.

If you are on your own search and do not want a spoiler alert at this point, close this article immediately and I wish you all the best in your travels! It will come to you at the right time. Continue reading

The Yin Yang of Apologies & Forgiveness

Yin Yang symbol - featured thumbnail imageDon’t you just love it when basic life concepts don’t actually click until middle age.

This happened to me recently regarding the relationship between the spoken apology of one person and the corresponding spoken forgiveness of another. I have come to the realization that this is actually a two-step process, or rather integrated energies flowing together much like the yin yang symbol. Continue reading