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When the rain falls, remember that the sun will always shine again. There might even be a rainbow.


Paul Brundtland's picture

Waking? Insomnia? Simple Tips To Help You Fall Back To Sleep


If you are reading this we probably have something in common. That's no stock photo heading this article, that's me.  A 2008 study by the National Sleep Foundation found that 42% of respondents woke up at night at least a few times a week. We are not alone in this condition known as "middle of the night insomnia" or "maintenance insomnia".

Lissa Rankin's picture

1 in 5 Americans Takes A Psychiatric Drug

depression epidemic

A recent study reported that 1 in 5 American adults takes at least one psychiatric drug to treat depression and/or anxiety, a 22% increase since 2001. Do you get what this means? This means that in an office of 100 people, 20 of them – enough to form an entire department – will be on medication.

In the average family of 2 parents and 2 1/2 kids, one of them will eventually take psychiatric drugs. At your next high school reunion of 1000 graduates, 200 of them will be on mind-altering drugs.

Lissa Rankin's picture

How To Treat Insomnia Naturally

natural treatment for insomnia

We’ve all been there. You go to bed right on time, knowing the alarm will jar you awake 8 hours later. You’ve got a big presentation in the morning. Or your grad school interview is the next day. Or you just know the baby will be waking you soon. So it’s critical that you fall asleep - now.

Anonymous's picture

Owning Chaos: Nothing Is Under Control


Tossing And Turning

Hello Dear Pinkies. An exhausted Joy here with you today. I was awake in the wee hours of the night, my head spinning with thoughts of all that I must accomplish between now and 2010. I’m making my first Thanksgiving dinner next week, then flying to the east coast that night for an abbreviated trip that will include a dear friend’s wedding and visits with family and friends. I’m also hoping to be certified as an integral coach in January, for which I have pages and pages of cases and book summaries and essays to write by the end of December. And oh, the winter holidays approacheth, don’t they? So many loved ones upon whom I want to shower tokens of my adoration in the way of gifts, even small ones. Not to mention my three year old nephew’s approaching birthday … Auntie’s got to come through there, no excuses.

Such were the thoughts and lists clogging my brain from 3–5am as I tossed and turned, alternately making mental “don’t forget” lists and willing myself to get some sleep in preparation for a busy weekend filled with even more … stuff.

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