We all know that sleep is an important factor in our overall health, and as an active and vivid dreamer, I unfortunately do not ever really get a full night’s rest, even if I fall asleep easily and sleep for the recommended seven to eight hours. Not to mention, as a writer, I sometimes write deep into the night, because you can’t turn off inspiration and you never really know when or where it will come from, so after long hours of work, my body needs good rest. Therefore, the mattress I sleep on is incredibly important, because if it’s not comfortable, then it adds to my inability to get a full night’s rest. The right mattress, however, helps to improve my sleep.
Trauma is something that stays with us our whole lives. Even when we're doing great, it lives with us in different ways, sometimes triggered in unexpected ways and sometimes affecting us in unexpected ways. Traumatic events like this week's mass shooting may re-trigger trauma for many. One of the ways it can affect us is in our sleep, but there are ways you can treat trauma related sleep issues, and of course other PTSD symptoms.
Yoga Booty Ballet (YBB) was the second Beachbody workout I ever bought, and I still love it. It’s just fun. Everyone’s in bright colors, Teigh and Gillian (the trainers) are full of positive energy, and you get to dance! I have to admit though, sometimes I prefer to skip over the hippie zen parts; but other days, I find it’s probably the most necessary part of the workout.
Today I found a brilliant new app to help me change up my workouts, and after trying it out I was massively impressed. The Nike Training Club App (NTC) is like having a personal trainer on your smart phone, and it’s FREE.
When I came home Friday, I found a big box of wine and a bigger box containing my new Balance Ball Chair at the front door. Can you guess which I was more excited about? I opened up the box with my Balance Ball Chair and tackled it like a fun sized IKEA puzzle ;).
I’ve never had a fear of needles. In fact, when I was a kid I always got really excited going to visit the doctor whenever it was time to get a shot. I also quite enjoy donating blood every chance I get, although, that pleasure is derived solely from the goodwill of donating.
I was looking for some new workouts to mix into my weekly routine that would add more ballet and Pilates to my workouts, when I came across Pop Physique. If you need a serious ass whoopin’, this is for you. Pop Physique is a blend of ballet barre inspired exercises, Pilates, and light weight work that will hand you your ass, but leave you feeling strong, long, and lean, and ready to take on the world.
Ever since I was a kid, my dad has always emphasized the importance of wearing the right shoes. You don’t want them too small or too big, and they must feel comfortable to walk in. So these days, even when I’m buying 6” heels, I still only buy them if they’re comfy and easy to walk in. I know, that sounds weird, but you really can buy good heels that won’t kill your feet within the first 30 minutes of putting them on. Of course, some shoes are just too cute to pass up, so I just throw my hands up and go out one foot in front of the other, and a smile on my face.
Music and alcohol seem to go hand in hand—whether it’s wine, Louis, and a bubble bath; kegs, hippie music, and fraternization; or Jack, a broken heart, and neon lights. I should also add music industry offices with office kitchens stocked with beer for the 5 o’ clock hour, or special meetings. No matter what though, there is a difference between enjoying and abusing the consumption of alcohol.