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Ann Silvers' Books on Amazon

Ann Silvers' Books on Amazon 0

I now have 12 books on Amazon. Topics include anxiety help, what works and doesn't work in relationships, and emotional intelligence skills.

This post includes links for each of my books on Amazon.

What is a Normal Sleep Pattern? What is Insomnia?

What is a Normal Sleep Pattern? What is Insomnia? 0

Do you wonder whether your sleep pattern is considered normal? I used to think that healthy sleep meant that you fall asleep a few minutes after your head hits the pillow and you stay asleep until the next morning. I used to be wrong. 

My understanding of what healthy sleep looks like expanded when I met a sleep specialist counselor and then again when I took a class on helping clients overcome insomnia naturally. 

I'll pass on my learning about what healthy sleep patterns look like and what insomnia looks like in this post.

 

What's In This Post

In this article I'll cover:

  1. What is a Healthy Amount of Sleep?
  2. What Does Healthy Sleep Look Like?
  3. What is the Sleep Cycle?
  4. Insomnia Symptoms
  5. What is Acute Insomnia and Chronic Insomnia?
  6. How Common Is Insomnia?
  7. What Happens When You Don't Sleep
7 Insomnia Natural Remedies

7 Insomnia Natural Remedies 0

Having trouble sleeping? You aren't alone. The CDC has declared insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. 

One in 10 people suffer from chronic insomnia. About 4 in 10 have trouble sleeping. That's a lot of people. 

I recently attended an excellent class by Dr. Catherine Darley, ND about helping clients overcome insomnia naturally. In this post, I'll pass on some of the things that stood out to me from the class along with information about insomnia that I've learned from other sources over the years. 

 

What's In This Post

In this article I'll cover:

  •  Signs of Insomnia
  •  3 Things to Stop Doing if You Want to Sleep
  •  Medications that Can Cause Insomnia
  •  7 Natural Remedies for Insomnia
200 Word-of-the-Year Power Words for Your New Year Goals

200 Word-of-the-Year Power Words for Your New Year Goals 0

Rather than creating new year resolutions, many people pick one or a few words that represent the value(s) behind their new year goals. These words become a check and motivator throughout the year.

Your power word(s) set your intention or theme of the year. (Of course, you aren't stuck with them. If you want to change mid-year you can do that too.)

I'll give you some questions to ask yourself to help you hone in on your desired new year goals, ideas on how to use your word-of-the-year, and a list of 200 word-of-the-year words to help you start brainstorming the possibilities. 

30 Best Baba Ram Dass Quotes

30 Best Baba Ram Dass Quotes 0

Ram Dass (also known as Baba Ram Dass) was a psychologist, Harvard professor, and author who inspired many people by passing on his words of wisdom for a happy successful life. Here is a collection of my favorite Ram Dass inspirational quotes.

 

What’s In This Post

I’ve divided these Ram Dass quotes into several categories:

  • Helping Each Other Quotes
  • The Key to Listening Well Quote
  • Be Here Now Quotes
  • Being Enough Quotes
  • Life (Including Suffering) Offers Learning Quotes
  • Letting Go Quotes
  • Humor and Joy Quotes
  • Start Where You Are Quotes
  • The Paradoxes of Life Quotes
How to Use Light Therapy for SAD, Winter Depression Treatment, and More

How to Use Light Therapy for SAD, Winter Depression Treatment, and More 0

The shorter cloudier days of fall and winter bring a loss of energy and other symptoms of depression for over 10 million Americans. Light therapy has been used as an effective treatment for this physical and mental seasonal dip known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or Winter Depression. Research is also showing that light therapy can help with other mental health issues.

 

What I Cover in This Post

In this post, I'll talk about:

  1. What is SAD?
  2. Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, Treatment
  3. What is Light Therapy or Phototherapy?
  4. Phototherapy for Depression and Other Mental Health Issues
  5. Light Therapy Research
  6. The Standardized Light Therapy Lamp
  7. How to Use a Light Therapy Lamp
  8. Who Should Not Use Light Therapy