Trouble Sleeping? How To Sleep Better Using Feng Shui

Do you have trouble sleeping?

Nearly all of us have had difficulty sleeping at one time or another. And this can be very frustrating.

The worst part is when you’re really tired, feeling emotionally and physically drained and knowing that a good night’s sleep would truly help. 

So what is a bad night’s sleep?

A bad night’s sleep can be categorized into three different areas:
1.    Taking too long to fall asleep
2.    Waking up too often throughout the night
3.    Waking up too early and not being able to fall back to sleep

The worst part about all of this may be the challenge you have with your monkey mind. That constant dialogue that your mind has, racing at top speed, focused on replaying certain moments in your life or reminding you about everything that you should take care of, complete, follow-up on or worry about.

This can be incredibly taxing both physically and mentally.

The good news is that I’ve realized a few simple things you can do to help you get a good night’s sleep. This incorporates using Feng Shui, from the mundane to the scientific.

Click play on the video below to learn how to improve your night’s sleep.

Now, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Have you ever had difficulty sleeping? What did you do that helped?

If you haven’t dealt with trouble sleeping yet, let me know the specific insight you learned from this and how you’ll implement it moving forward.

Remember to be as specific as you can. Your wisdom and experience can make a huge difference for others.

Thank you, as always for reading and watching!
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Feng Shui Career: Is Your Commute Harming Your Health?

The results of the American Time Use Survey, which looked at the lifestyles of 24,861 people, shows that an hour-long commute every day might actually take years of your life.

Brown University researchers, in the Journal of Urban Health, wrote, "Spending an additional 60 min daily commuting above average is associated with a 6 percent decrease in aggregate health-related activities and spending an additional 120 min is associated with a 12 percent decrease.”

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Do's and Don'ts of Being Happier

If you're reading this blog, I'm going to take the guess that you're looking for tips because there's some part of your life (or maybe many parts!) that you're not happy with. Here are some “do's and don'ts” to be happier, right now.

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Never Get Sick Again: 5 Tips to Fight Colds with Feng Shui

It's that time of year, when colds and the flu make their rounds and keep us all from being our best. This year's odd temperatures (30 one day, 60 the next?!) have made it hard for everyone to stay germ-free. But these tips will help you all year round.

1. Eat right. - Load up on fruits and vegetables, especially immune-system boosters like citrus fruits, carrots, and spinach, as well as beans, garlic, and foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. If you've already got a cold, try “hot” foods like radishes and cayenne pepper to clear nasal passages and speed recovery by helping you feel better.

2. Wash your hands. - Bust germs by washing your hands frequently with regular soap and drying them thoroughly. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth whenever possible, so germs you do come into contact with won't reach the places where they can make you sick. If you work in an office, don't share phones with co-workers.

3. Relax and meditate. - When we're stressed, are bodies get worn down and more susceptible to colds and viruses. Practice meditation for at least 10 minutes a day and do whatever works for you to relax.

4. Boost your immunity with a lunch-time walk. - When it's 50 degrees out, there's no reason not to step outside for fresh air. But even when it gets colder, it's smart to bundle up and go for a stroll. You'll escape all the inside germs and poor air quality, and the exercise will actually help to boost your immunity. Oh, and it's a great way to relieve stress... Taking time to play outside is a win-win-win.

5. Get enough sleep. - Boost your immunity with a full night of rest -- you and your body should no how much you need. Waking up tired? Follow these tips to Feng Shui your bed for a better night's sleep.
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Keep Your Family Safe: Get Rid of these Hidden Killers in Your Kitchen

There are a lot of Feng Shui myths about what can cause misfortune in your kitchen. Don't display knives? That's a myth. But don't cook with your back to the door -- and if you have to, place a mirror over the stove.

Many real dangers in your kitchen have nothing to do with Feng Shui. Let's identify some dangers in your kitchen, and some things you may have thought were dangerous but are actually okay (under certain circumstances.)

Danger! Danger!

1. Dirty sponges - Just one look and you might draw the conclusion that a used kitchen sponge is harboring all sorts of bacteria -- and you'd be right. But there's an easy fix. Microwave your sponge for two minutes after use, and you'll get rid of most of those germs.

Since microwaves aren't good Feng Shui, though, you may have already tossed yours. If so, sanitize the sponge in boiling water mixed with a splash of vinegar for three minutes.

2. Store-bought cleansers (possibly even ones marketed as “green” kitchen cleaners!) cause a number of diseases, ailments and discomfort. Everything from cancer to migraines and allergies may be caused by the chemicals in many store-bought cleaners. And, because companies don't list ingredients on most products, you have no idea what you're really putting on surfaces.

“Green” products don't have to follow any regulations to label themselves as such -- and they can be pricey. Your best bet is to clean with all natural ingredients you find in your home. Cleaning experts say you can clean practically anything with three ingredients in different combinations: vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice.

3. Raw meat - With all the food sitting in there, including older leftovers, your refrigerator may also be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Clean your fridge from top to bottom (using hot water or, for real messes, a solution of baking soda and water) every two weeks. But in the interim, minimize dangerous bacteria like salmonella by keeping raw meat separate from the rest of your foods -- and especially from fruits and vegetables that you won't cook before eating.

4. Tap water - Is the water in your home really safe? There have been no new standards set for contaminants in drinking water since 2001. Drinking water can contain chemicals such as chloroform and cyanide, in trace amounts, and still be considered safe to drink.

To be really safe, check with the Environmental Working Group to see what contaminants are in your home's drinking water, and then get a water filter specifically designed to filter out the most dangerous chemicals. You might also want to consider filtering out fluoride and heavy metals.

5. Microwave oven - I've pointed out that, because of the energy it emits, a microwave is considered bad Feng Shui. Evidence shows that older microwaves that are beginning to lose their seals may leak radiation. Just to be safe, don't stand directly in front of the microwave while you're waiting for your lunch to heat up.
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