Getting Better Sleep

Getting Better Sleep
Some (no) sleep facts: Staying up for 24-hours will have you acting like you've got a .10% blood alcohol content; 36 hours is when you start seeing problems with hormone levels drop (tes, stress levels, emotional balance, etc (click the link to dive in and see what some of the consequences are); 48 hours is going to hinder your immune function and make you sick; and at 72 hours you're more like to hallucinate and your body will demand a shut-down, whatever else you are trying to do (including if you're standing up.) As many as 35% of American adults don't get solid sleep on an average night - perhaps you're one of them. Abigail has some tips in this Lunchtime Learning to help you relax and get better rest.
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Navigating Junior High

Navigating Junior High
In looking back through my youth, the time of my life that I look back on with the most embarrassment and discomfort, is junior high. That stage between 11 and 13, where you're too old to keep playing little kid games, and think you know everything, but aren't old enough to accept that you don't (know everything, that is), and to top it all off, you want very much to be accepted by a group... any group.. and in the pursuit, you lose a lot of yourself for a little while and make some really un-wise decisions. Anyone else feel that way about those years?

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Essential Oils and Emotions

Sometimes life just kicks you in the teeth, and you don't know what to grab, or what to use to balance everything out. Abigail McDonald is going to share some Essential Oils for aromatherapy and topical use. Take a few minutes to learn about her faves, and comment your own for us to try. 

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