Be Grateful and Be Well!

You may think it’s already December if you have spent any time outside of your house, been online or watched television! The retail push for Christmas is in full swing and radio stations are already playing “Jingle Bell Rock”. While shopping at Build-a-Bear with the kids and my mom on November 14th, we found ourselves, unintentionally, at the National Harbor during its Christmas Tree lighting. It was a nice event but really -- it was only NOVEMBER 14th! While there, we also saw families bringing … [Read more...]

How we Learn

Blogger:  Jasmine Wood I saw an interesting piece on MSNBC about a new book that can help you sharpen your mind. I must say, it was really interesting because it talked of things I deal with myself. The book is titled, “How We Learn” by Benedict Carey. In the book, Carey goes into the details of how the mind actually learns things and how we don’t learn everything the same way. I found this particularly thought-provoking because I will begin graduate school this spring, and the tips given … [Read more...]

Sleep to Learn – Replace the Three R’s with “S, D and E”

Blogger:  Terry Cralle, RN, Certified Clinical Sleep Educator It’s hard to believe that it’s already back-to-school time. This year, instead of focusing solely on the 3 R’s; Reading, wRiting and arithmetic, take time to also focus on Sleep, Diet and Exercise – the very foundations of health, wellness, and optimal cognitive functioning. Along with a healthy diet and sufficient exercise, sleep is critical to the physical and psychological development of the school age child, and equally as … [Read more...]

A Bed for Every BODY!

Blogger: Terry Cralle, RN, MS, CPHQ and spokesperson for the Better Sleep Council @PowerofSleep No matter what your weight or body type, a comfortable mattress is a key component in healthy weight management. Although traditionally weight management has been equated exclusively with diet and exercise, recent research demonstrates that sleep quality and sleep duration are equally important. With more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7 percent) exceeding a healthy weight, it is more important … [Read more...]