Improving Your Sleep Improves Your Waking Hours

bedThe other day, I shared my story of how I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and how, now that I'm treated, I have experienced an increase in my personal productivity.Today, I'm going to talk some about how you can increase your productivity and sleep success if you don't have a sleep disorder. So many of my clients will tell me that their bedroom is stressful. Is that what it should be? Of course not! Here are some things you can do to set yourself up for success:

Reserve your bedroom for sleep and intimacy only
If you have any of the following in your bedroom — put them somewhere else in your home. Read more

Hug Your Kids Day June 21

homework help "I'm sorry, but I don't have time.""Just let me finish this first."

"Can you do it?"

"Not now!"

"I have work to do."

"Can I watch you later?"

Have any of these words come out of your mouth as you were talking to your child? Do you have children that you are not able to spend as much time with as you would like? Today is the day to start putting some things in place to be ready for June 21st! Read more

Concentration and Sleep an Important Combination

bed Do you ever have a day where you find that you find you are staring into space more than actually getting things done? Or, maybe you have to read a sentence over and over and it still does not make sense.

Or, maybe you have headaches or debilitating migraines that make it difficult for you to think.

If you experience any kind of concentration or productivity challenges, you may have issues with your sleep. If you don't get the right amount and kind of sleep, you can suffer from a number issues. Read more

You Can Get Organized!

Bathroom Before Organizing and DeclutteringI first talked to "Clara" 3 years ago on the phone.  She had heard me on the radio doing an interview on a talk show.  She was excited with what she learned on the air and called me almost instantly after the show was over.  We talked for 20 minutes and she decided that she could not afford our services.

Never one to give a hard sell, you either are ready to get help or you are not, I told her that we would be around if she decided she needed the help.  Three years later she called, "My friend told me that if I had let you come over when we first talked I would not be so frustrated now." Read more

Getting the Kid's Stuff off of the Floor

Hook for David's coatI don't normally write a lot on my son, but this week I'm inspired, so what the heck! I bet that I am like a lot of moms at the end of the day. So, when school began this past fall, David would come home and his book bag, coat and shoes hit the floor by the front door and he goes running. I was a bit more understanding when he was in kindergarten, but now that he is a "big" first grader, this is just unacceptable.

So, I sat him down and had a heart to heart. Yes, he knew where his things belonged. Yes, he understands that his stuff on the floor looks bad and more importantly, it is dangerous where it ends up. Yes, he knows where his stool is to reach the bar… that is when he admitted the problem. Read more

Understand Before Your Reprimand

child's roomAbout a month ago, I asked my son (who is 7) to pick up his room and organize his desk. When I went into his room, his toys were all over his desk. I was frustrated. He had been instructed to put his toys away and instead I saw them all over his desk so random.

A long time ago, I promised myself that I would understand first. So, I held my irritation and asked him, "David, we talked about organizing your desk. Can you please explain to me what organizing you have done?" Read more