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…

Questioning the Value of Active Meditation

Questioning the Value of Active Meditation

Many health professionals and others promote meditation these days. Combined with stretching, Instagram is filled with images of attractive people in athleisure attire contorting themselves amid beautiful scenery. The Veteran’s Affairs Administration recommends it.  Your health plan probably does too along with your workplace wellness program. Far be it from me to discourage it. I’m…

Beds Aren’t For Calesthenics

Beds Aren’t For Calesthenics

People come up with all kinds of health advice. Some of it’s very good, very perceptive. Some of it is terrible. One of the stupidest bits of advice I’ve come across recently is that you should do calisthenics and other exercises in bed. It’s not repeated in just one place. It’s repeated in many places…

Blast Apart Biases By “Thinking In Bets”

Blast Apart Biases By “Thinking In Bets”

Is there a high-speed underground transcontinental railroad that extends underground from coast to coast in the United States? I’m not sure. You might not be sure either. Common knowledge suggests no. The bias, therefore, would say “no.” The existence of such a transportation system isn’t realistic. When would something like that have been built? How…

When and How To Trust Your Intuition

When and How To Trust Your Intuition

What is the sixth sense? What do you call it when you know something without using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell? This poorly defined other sense has been called the sixth sense, extra-sensory perception (ESP), second sight, psychometry, clairvoyance, precognition, and intuition, among other things. The fact there are many different…