A guest post by Atava Garcia Swiecicki. This is the first in a series of articles that will go in depth about all the ways herbs interact with sleep and dreams. But to be able to dream, we first must be able to fall asleep. Insomnia and other sleeping disorders are rampant in the United [...]
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I’m not sure what is creepier: this holiday greeting card depicting ole St Nick colluding with the Krampus, or the fact that the “Christmas Devil” is actually Jack Nicholson. Did you know about Santa’s dark companion? He’s been largely scrubbed out of the American Christmas tradition, despite the fact that he’s been riding shotgun with [...]
The longest night of the year may be behind us, but there’s plenty of winter ahead. Don’t despair, these short days and long nights have something for us that has been forgotten: the gift of rest and renewal. Winter is a natural time to withdrawal, move inward, and ruminate. These dark days are meant for [...]
What is the universal symbol for medicine?
Chances are, you thought of the caduceus – a staff with two snakes spiraling up, flanked with two outspread wings. Used today by thousands of doctors and medical associations, including the US Surgeon General, this image has a secret history that taps into an ancient mythological power. But contrary [...]
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I recently stumbled onto an incredibly effective strategy for hitting the restart button during a mid-afternoon slump. Don’t try to recharge with a cup of coffee. And don’t take a nap.
Instead, do both.
As the parent of a newborn baby (ain’t he cute?), my sleep these days is pretty much toast. Seven weeks in, I’ve accepted that I’m not going to sleep for a period of more than two hours at a time for the foreseeable future.