Saturday, 28 March 2009
Friday, 27 March 2009
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Check out the progress of MOMSthatROCK! Productions with our first installment of our video diary!
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
Sunday, 15 March 2009
o Set the alarm and get up at the same time every morning (before 9:00 a.m.) no matter how much, or little, sleep you had the previous night.
o Do not go to bed until tired or before 9:00 p.m.
o To fall asleep do the slow, deep, regular breathing counting backwards to yourself from 100 with each breath. This allows your body to relax, and blocks out stressful thoughts. Do not rush this process.
o If you go to bed and are unable to sleep after 30 minutes, go to another room and engage in a relaxing activity, such as reading, until tired. Do not fall asleep in another room. Return to bed only when you are sleepy.
o Keep bedroom as dark and quiet as possible. You want your bedroom to be a sleep haven that gives your mind and body the message: when I am in here and lying down for sleep: I Sleep.
o Clear bedroom of all distractions: no TV, computer, stereo, etc. You make think "I HAVE to have the TV or radio on to sleep." What you do not realize is that every time there is a change in a song or a commercial or a laugh track your body is brought out of the restorative sleep stage-- even if you do not fully awaken.
o Use background noise such as a fan or white noise maker if you have a history of awakening easily. Many folks have what I call "mommy ear." You sleep with one ear open to protect the household and when you hear a creak or snap or crackle or pop it arouses you.
o No caffeine after 12 noon; consider totally eliminating caffeine from diet.
o Get your exercise in before 5:00 p.m. It would be best to do your regular exercise routine in the mornings.
o Keep a note pad and pen by your bed. If a thought occurs to you that you feel is important and you must remember, write it down. This technique has been like medicine for folks and eliminates the waking up to tell yourself, "oh I have to remember to do . . . tomorrow."
o And, sorry to say, but alcohol may feel like it lulls you to sleep but it is horrible for sleep and keeps you from reaching the level of restorative sleep you need.
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Monday, 9 March 2009
Sunday, 8 March 2009
I dare you . . .
A birth announcement is forthcoming tomorrow: International Women's Day.
I dare you to look back here and find read that announcement. . .
I dare you to enjoy the excitement of participating in global change . . .
I dare you to join the cause . . .
Acting locally for change globally . . .
til tomorrow . . .
Saturday, 7 March 2009
Serendipity. . . intuition . . . vibes . . . coincidence . . . magic . . . miracles . . . synchronicity . . . grace . . .
These are all part of our everyday life if we only allow ourselves to be open to the experiences. Many of us grew up programming ourselves to ignore our ability to see these magical messages we were receiving.