Sleep – For a variety of reasons including perimenopause, night sweats, depression, being a light sleeper and life in general, my sleep has been disrupted for years. Having a good evening routine helps, limiting your blue light exposure at least two hours before bed, a hot bath/shower some stretching, yoga or yoga nidra and magnesium with vitamin D do the trick for me. However, it is the waking up in the middle of the night that is my problem. And once I’m awake, the mind tends to start working. I keep a pad of paper and a pen by my bed to write down the ideas floating around. If I don’t start to fall back asleep within 20 minutes, I get up and out of the bedroom. Turning on lights and reading a book (NO online blue light) for a short while, and maybe a cup of chamomile tea or milk. Then after 20 – 30 minutes I head back to bed. This usually signals the body and brain that it is time to go back to sleep. The Women in Leadership Retreat will feature Yoga Nidra from Karen @foreverfitover40 We hope you will join us. To Register click here.
Canada – Today my American family & friends are celebrating Independence Day. Saturday as Canadians we celebrated Canada Day! Canada Day is a day to reflect on what it means to be Canadian, to share what makes us proud and to celebrate in our own way. Canada Day highlights the richness of our land, our diversity, our culture, our contributions, but above all, our people. Since 1868, July 1 is an opportunity for Canadians from all communities to come together. The history of Canada Day – Canada.ca What do you do to celebrate Canada Day or Independence Day?