Archive for sleep

How to Fix Insomnia

I Cant Sleep!

I’m lying in bed after a hard day. I’ve got another hard day waiting for me tomorrow and I NEED to sleep. So why am I not sleeping yet?

I check the bright, blue numbers on my alarm clock; 11:30 PM. Have I really been in bed for an hour? Huh, feels like 4 hours.

I’ve got so many things to do tomorrow. Maybe if I run through them in my mind again I’ll be able to sleep . . . Nope, that didn’t work. I wish someone would just knock me out!

Does this sound familiar? If so, you probably have insomnia. Do you want to learn how to fix insomnia? Keep reading. Read More →

Meditation For Beginners

What is meditation?

Depending on the person you ask, meditation might mean praying, breathing deeply, dancing, or hiking. This post is about meditation for beginners, so let’s define meditation like this: deliberately focusing your attention on something neutral or comforting while you dispassionately observe inner and outer experiences.

In other words, meditation is a way to relax so you can relieve stress, improve focus, regulate emotions, and increase mental performance.

But how do I meditate?

Meditation has been around for a long time and is practiced in a variety of ways. I’ve tried several different approaches to meditation personally and with my therapy clients. I have found that if you’ve never tried it before, it’s best to start simple. Read More →