18 Foods That Help You Sleep Better

Getting a good night’s rest is a desirable yet elusive event for many of us as we live our lives in this stressful world. According to the National Sleep Foundation, one in every three adults suffers from insomnia. Despite this statistic, sleep is often the first thing that gets the cut when time is short and stress is high.It seems almost impossible to get quality sleep when we’ve had over an eight-hour workday and taken care of home and family, plus squeezed in a gym session.

Good sleep starts with good sleep hygiene. With kids, parents often develop bedtime routines that successfully help the little ones to sleep. This might mean bedtime stories, dimming the lights, or tucking the kids into bed. Read more

Your Practical Guide to Mindful Eating

Think about the last good meal you had.

Did you savor each bite? Or was it gone in two seconds? Were you really present during that meal?

Often we finish our meals in a hurry because we’ve got another meeting coming up or we’re distracted by good company. You might even find yourself eating by yourself with your thoughts completely elsewhere.

While we can appreciate the taste, health benefits, and even appearance of our food; most of us don’t really pay attention to how we eat our meals.

However, it can be just as important and beneficial to be truly mindful of our eating habits.

The practice of mindfulness is simply to practice bringing your whole attention to the present moment. You can practice mindfulness through meditation or breathing, and now you can also bring mindfulness to eating. Read more