Morning Affirmations Are Mental Medicine

Morning Affirmations Are Mental Medicine

Taking medicine first thing in the morning is common. It’s easy to remember. It can be done after using the commode, washing hands, and brushing your teeth. You can wait until after breakfast, too. Morning affirmations should be thought of as a pill too; a thought pill. They go down best when they’re short, simple,…

Never Let Yourself Become Sleep Deprived

Never Let Yourself Become Sleep Deprived

Some people lead a staid, predictable life.  Lucky them. They can count on being at home almost all the time.   They’ve got a consistent routine. They’re the furthest they can be from sleep deprivation. Nothing bad ever seems to happen to them. They live in a place with quiet neighbors or space between the…

The Osteens Are An Antidote To Oppressive Realism

The Osteens Are An Antidote To Oppressive Realism

Life might be nicer if everything was fair all the time. If it were, however, life wouldn’t be a challenge. We’d all probably end up bored. If everything for everyone was fair, we wouldn’t need to ever feel guilty. We wouldn’t have more than someone else. We wouldn’t have less. We wouldn’t have to think…

The Hidden Power Of Distraction

The Hidden Power Of Distraction

Like sleep, distraction is disreputable in Western society Distraction and sleep go hand in hand. Letting yourself fall asleep means letting your mind wander. That’s another way of saying letting yourself be distracted. Both sleep and distraction have had a bad name for years. The photo above has become a famous meme about distraction. The…

How To Stop Watching Porn At Bedtime

How To Stop Watching Porn At Bedtime

Stuck in a porn-watching cycle? You go to a porn website on your phone or laptop. You watch a few videos. You masturbate. You fall asleep. The next night you do it all over again. Does it seem hard to stop? Some people (usually men) feel like they need to masturbate to fall asleep. It…

What To Do When You’re Too Troubled To Sleep

What To Do When You’re Too Troubled To Sleep

Police officers get to see the worst of humanity. Dealing with violence, crime, neglect, narcissism, anger, and the general underbelly of humanity is their stock-in-trade. This carries over to bedtime. A study from 2011 showed 40 percent of police had at least one sleep disorder. Most commonly, the disorder was physically expressed as sleep apnea.…

Self-Care Means Sleep Enough

Self-Care Means Sleep Enough

There’s no good way to measure the direct effects of “self-care.” There are indirect measurements, like average blood pressure, cholesterol level, and other things like that. Beyond that, there’s only you and the way you feel. You’re obligated to do it alone; by yourself. Everyone else is too. It suffers from a lack of support.…

Sacred Space: Creating An Environment To Nourish Your Spirit

Sacred Space: Creating An Environment To Nourish Your Spirit

  Sometimes the words of a language fail you. They come up short when describing a concept. There are numerous examples of this. To take one, waldeinsamkeit is a German word meaning being alone in the wilderness while relaxed, solitary, and contemplative. In English, we can group words with this meaning. The result doesn’t quite…

Why You Need To Play Every Day

Why You Need To Play Every Day

They say variety is the spice of life. Maybe they should say the same thing about playing. Being playful brings all kinds of good things our way. It’s a disposition, an indirect root cause. Sometimes it’s not seen that way because sometimes playfulness can be confused with silliness or foolishness. They can look the same…

5 Keys To Understanding Your Sex Dream

5 Keys To Understanding Your Sex Dream

In general, there are many reasons to try to remember and understand your dreams. The No. 1 reason is it’s an excellent way to understand yourself better. By understanding yourself, you can become more certain about who you are and what you believe. When you do that, you’re confident. Confidence is a positive state. Words…

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