accidental naps. 4 pm sugar raids. staring at the ceiling for hours even though you're so tired you could sleep for a day. yes, friend, you need help sorting your sleep. just five more minutes. . . you've tried everything? yes, i know. let's go back to basics and audit the basics-- you might surprise... Continue Reading →
When December sets in, I always start looking for ways to boost my energy. Between the lack of daylight, the end of semester crunch, and cold, I spend a decent amount of time thinking about my next nap. While it's not bad to lean in to the hibernation instinct and slow down a little, sometimes... Continue Reading →
Youth is wasted on the young. So how can we recapture some of that magic in our more mature days? Lately, I’ve rekindled some hobbies that I had as a teenager. It’s so easy to think that we don’t have time to do things for fun, or when we do have time, we have no... Continue Reading →
I don’t mean like, my turn-ons are long walks on the beach and well-defined abs (although I do like those things). Yes, being “turned on” is definitely used to mean sexually aroused— and that’s cool (hot?), but I like the metaphor beyond that. Hear me out. I’m thinking more “tune in, turn on”. When you... Continue Reading →
Pay attention to energy vampires— sugar and alcohol. It would be easy to drink wine and eat dessert every single day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. This will probably make your energy levels tank. Both will disrupt your sleep, in addition to taxing your system, dehydrating you, and giving you that fuzziness (you know). So just pay attention.
We have been conditioned to think of exercise as punishment for eating— especially women. While men’s fitness magazines often discuss how to fuel for a workout or eating to build muscle, women’s magazines usually focus on how to burn calories. Prime example: Shape magazine’s “you ate it, negate it” feature that tells you how many... Continue Reading →