Agnosticism, Sleep, and Lent

Agnosticism, Sleep, and Lent

Lent: the Godfather of self-improvement programs. Lots of people say they’re “spiritual but not religious” these days; 27 percent, according to a 2017 survey. Graphs show the number has been increasing for years. Spiritual but not religious is a self-description that means different things to different people. Most often, it means agnostic. Spiritual. Non-religious. Intellectually…

How To Always Sleep Well On A Bus

How To Always Sleep Well On A Bus

Congratulations on both deciding to and being able to see the big, beautiful world on an intercity bus. This planet is full of adventure, both the good kind and the not-so-good. The key in life is to have more of the good kind of adventure and less of the bad.  Yet even what seems to…

Feng Shui Has No Effect On Sleep Quality

Feng Shui Has No Effect On Sleep Quality

When they’re out in the field, soldiers don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the “vibe” of the area where they sleep.  Male or female, they have a cot and maybe a footlocker. Maybe they live out of a rucksack. It’s a simple, spartan existence.   Of greater concern than the vibe projected by where they sleep are the…

The Power of Nap or The Power of Walk?

The Power of Nap or The Power of Walk?

To nap or not to nap: that is the question. Some people swear by the power of naps, actually calling them “power naps.” They’re powerful, they say, because they feel recharged, refreshed, and rejuvenated after they wake up. Others, not so much. They insist that if you’re struggling through your day after a night of sleeplessness,…