Monday, March 26, 2007

The Lemon Water Fatigue Flush

Just reading a cool tip about Lemon Water flushing away fatigue ...

Apparently it can take up to SIX hours to process caffeine - so a late afternoon coffee or cola could be keeping you up till the wee hours.

So, next time try drinking 2TBS. lemon juice in 6 oz warm water an hour before bedtime. The "liminoids" help flush toxins, including caffeine, out of the body SIX times faster.

A lot of 6s in this topic. hmmm. I'll try it anyway. Anything for that good night's sleep. Sweet dreams.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Learn How to Dance

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass ... it's about learning to dance in the rain."

Thank you God that I didn't put my "dancing shoes" away!

-Fran, Fredericksburg, VA

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Magnesium & Insomnia & Fatigue -- Duh! What was I thinking?

Today while doing some additional research on Insomnia & Fatigue I stumbled upon my old friend, Magnesium.

For the past year or so I've taken 400-800 mg each night before going to sleep and have, by and large, slept quite well.

Ran out of it about a week ago which corresponds with this recent bout of eyes wide open.

Here is some of the interesting trivia about Magnesium I learned today ...

1. Most women are deficient in Magnesium due to diets high in processed foods, purified drinking water, excessive alcohol, caffeine and exercise, HRT and the Pill.

2. Magnesium levels drop at night leading to poor REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep cycles and unrefreshed sleep. Headaches, blurred vision, mouth ulcers, fatigue and anxiety are also early signs of depletion.

3. In addition to sleeping tight, other conditions that may benefit from MG suppliments include: asthma, kidney stones, gastric disturbances and pms.

4. Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.

5. Men need it too. It helped my husband go from toss and turn to sleeping like a babe. Of course, since I was sound asleep you might wonder how I knew ... he told me and showed me by not being crankkkkky and depressed.

WAIT! There's more ...

There are many brands and types of Magnesium. For best absorption you need to order:

* Capsules vs. tablets
* Magnesium citrate vs. oxide or carbonate

And, take it with food whenever possible. Often at night I'll have a cup of wheat bran cereal, TBLS of Wheat Germ (both are excellent sources of Mg.) and a splash of milk or a milk subsitute. By the way ... don't be worring about gaining weight - the better you sleep, the more you lose.

Hey, make it easy on yourself. Just click here to buy my brand at an excellent discount and have it delivered to your doorstep. Yes, make it easy on yourself and get your need met.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

If you can't beat it - LOL at it!

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up. ~Ellen Goodman

Consciousness: that annoying time between naps. ~Author Unknown

If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he'd make a fortune. ~Griff NiblackNews (Indianapolis, Indiana)--

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. ~Charlotte Brontë

Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it's time to get up. ~Author Unknown

For more, click here!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Super Women peck the air - Real Woman Hug Tight

Why? Because Super Women are trying to hold everything in place - perfectly. A real kiss - a big squeeze could muss something. Real women know that real contact is perfect.

Have you gifted anyone with a big bear hug today? If not, here's a little inspiration ...

Click and see "how to" with The Free Hugs Campaign

Little by little ...

We sure were tired going to bed last night! Had a preeeety good sleep. Still room for improvement. We keep at it and keep you posted ...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Insomnia Be Gone! Day 2

Well. Mixed results. M. tossed & turned last night. I was sleeping like a baby until one of his tosses & turns woke me up. I got back to sleep but it took a little time ... This is a classic delima of couples! Yikes!

We both got up on schedule again i.e. early vs. over sleeping.

I feel good today - he's o.k. - tonight we will hit the hay early and keep on track.

P.S. We're looking at moving & houses & taxes and ... some of this exciting stuff is behind the t & t. Journaling helps me - do you think I can get M. to journal "it" away too?

Click here to read about how to write it down - tune it out and catch up on those zzzzzzzssssss.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Insomnia Be Gone! Day 1

Last night none of us slept. Michael tossed and turned in spite of the Melatonin he took. "Velvet the dog" had indigestion and roused me from a restless sleep every two hours. I know 'cause I checked the clock.

We woke up kind of grumpy but got up anyway because ...

Fatigue & Insomnia Recovery Tip #1. Get up and go to bed at the same time. We get up on workdays between 5:30 and 6:30. BUT on weekends we tend to stay on the cloud until 9-10-11. Not anymore!

Fatigue & Insomnia Recovery Tip #2. Get more exercise. Just got back from the gym and feeling great! Had to tickle M. into going - so easy to keep that butt planted in the easy chair ...
Change is easier with a buddy. (If you don't live with one find one.)

Check back tomorrow ... I'll share our recovery - what we do - what works & what doesn't. Pls feel free to share and post a comment or two or three or ...

Self-Help - Help yourself - reach out & touch somebody!

Self-Help: How To Reach Out & Touch, literally.
Massages, Musings, Girlfriends & More

According to Researchers at Duke and the University of Arizona the number of true confidants that Americans say they have in on the decline. In fact, since the 1980s, it has dropped from about three to about two. And, about a fourth of Americans say they have no confidents outside of their families - twice the percentage of two decades ago.

Translation? Americans are increasingly cut off not only from emotional support but from the therapeutic benefits of physical touch as well. Humans, not just Americans, are pack animals. We are "hard-wired" to thrive in social, touchy feely environments. Studies have proven that a simple hug – a little touch – not only lowers output of cortisol, a stress hormone, but triggers a surge of our two “feel good” brains chemicals, serotonin and dopamine.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Call On Love & Recharge in Minutes

According to Suzanne Zoglio, PH.D., author of Recharge in Minutes, a simple 5 minute call in the afternoon can pull you out of that midday energy slump.

Why? My take is that sharing energy builds energy - the ol' 1+1 = 3.

Today I will call Reeny and thank her for taking me in and all about town during my cousin's wedding last weekend. Who will I call tomorrow? Raises my energy just thinking about it!

BTW - don't forget to sign up for the Fatigue Be Gone NEWS, click here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

LOL! and feed your adrenals the good stuff

Belly laughing always makes me feel better but more than that it is healthy for mind & body. Here are a few facts about the health benefits PLUS some of my fav LOL opportunities. Enjoy!
Therapeutic benefits of laugher – click here for the “rest of the story”

Reduction of Stress Hormones - Laughter reduces at least four of neuroendocrine hormones associated with stress response. These are epinephrine, cortisol, dopac, and growth hormone.

Cardiac Exercise - A belly laugh is equivalent to "an internal jogging." Laughter can provide good cardiac conditioning especially for those who are unable to perform physical exercises.

Blood Pressure - Women seem to benefit more than men in preventing hypertension.

Respiration - Frequent belly laughter empties your lungs of more air than it takes in resulting in a cleansing effect - similar to deep breathing.

LOL with 4 Men – 8 Treadmills, click here

LOL with Cell Phone Karma, click here

LOL with What A Dog Loves! and photo humorist Richard Stone, click here

P.S. Have you signed up for the Fatigue Be Gone! NEWS? Click here to receive weekly re-energizing tips, laughs and support. We are women helping women feel better - FAST.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Read All About It

I've put up some articles that may be of interest to you. And they are:

Massage Therapy Training is for People Who Care About People

Self-Help: How to reach out and touch, literally
Massages, musings, girlfriends and more

Anxiety is not a mother's best friend
3 Ways to Journal "It" Away

When I get back from my family reunion aka "The Wedding" I will pop out a couple more. Until then, remember that Easy-does-it is oh so Energizing ...

Monday, March 05, 2007

Pumping Iron - how can something so small ...

Spent hours today going through all of my clippings and reports. Love reading all about easy ways to feel GREAT - fast.

You are gonna Love this one too.

Pine Nuts - Packed with Iron - 3 mgs of iron per 1 oz serving. Iron eases fatigue and improves focus.

I have a little baggy of nuts on me at all time. In the car - in my purse. I make up a week's worth of nut bags and keep 'em in the freezer ready-to-go.

Pine Nuts (Energy) + Walnuts (Mood Lifter!) + Almonds (Antioxidant Extraordinaire) You can throw in a few dried fruits while you're at it - cranberries, dates, apples ...

Enjoy the taste. Enjoy the extra energy too.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Cheer Someone Up

Want to feel better - Instantly?

Call a friend in need and be a friend indeed.

Cheering someone else on and up always makes me feel better. Who can you call right now? Who could use a joke, some encouragement and affection? Whoever came to mind first, that's who you call. Lucky them.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Afternoon Delight & Energy Boost

I consider having energy in the afternoon an "Afternoon Delight." Do you know what I mean?

Below is my afternoon "Boost" recipe. I take it around 2:00 p.m. to avoid the afternoon slump.
1000 mg Vitamin C
Plus a handful of Walnuts & Almonds
And a tall glass of Water

You are hydrating with the water (not coffee or cola or tea - H20). The Vitamin C boostsyour energy per Dr. James Wilson, the expert of adrenal fatigue recovery,and those nuts are a heart healthy snack to help your jaws release tension and fill you up, not out.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Insomnia & Fatigue : More "Lights Out" Tips

Lighten up with Lavender essence oil - just a little dab will do. On your pillow, on your nightgown right under your nose ... (Another great soothing scent is Jasmine.)

Magnessium Supplements Try 400-800 mg before you go to bed. Keep on hand by your bedside in case you wake up.

Slow down your day with a quiet, 20 minute read before going to sleep. Something inspirational, peaceful ... click here for my recommended reading.

Get Comfortable. If you don't feel like you are sleeping on a cloud, you aren't comfortable enough. Memory Foam Mattress Toppers - Tried them? You will experience 70-80% less toss, less turn. Sleep tight - all night.Delicious! Available in a range of options through

Start slowing down at least an hour before going to bed. Get off the internet, the tube, the phone and ease away from the day. A little journaling would do nicely ...

Talk it out! Is a disagreement with a loved one on your mind? Make amends to them & to yourself then let go and turn out the lights.

Skip the "nightcap." It might help you fall asleep but it will interrupt your sleep patterns.

Go to sleep with your first normal urge. For example staying up beyond 11:00 may kick you into an exhausting "second wind" that keeps you up even later. It's a bad habit and you will pay for it in the morn.

re-Energizing Tip - Break Your Fast Right

After we wake up & after that big glass of hydrating H20 and between lunch there is this event called breakfast. The old me used to drink my water through it. Oh about 1/2 a pot of coffee was all I needed.

Adrenal fatigue cured that bad habit. Now I start my day with the Blueberry Oatmeal Energize and that is how I feel - energized! And alert, satisfied and ready for anything.
Click here for the recipe and see if it doesn't give you a boost up on your day.

Feel like a piece of burnt toast throughout the day? Or maybe your brains feel like scrambled eggs? You might be suffering from adrenal fatigue. Take our free Fatigue Questionnaire at to discover the true causes of fatigue.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Insomnia and Fatigue : Insomnia is the "dark side"

It is cruel how insomnia and fatigue seem to go hand in hand. No wonder so many of us feel tired all the time.

Here are a few tips, tools and techniques to help you sleep tight, all night.

* Get to sleep before 11:00 p.m. Our adrenals do most of their recharging between 11:00 pm - 1:00 am. (And you want to be asleep before that adrenal fatigue "second wind" comes in.)

* Start slowing down at least an hour and 1/2 before going to bed. Get off the Internet, the tube, the phone and ease away from the day. A little journaling would do nicely ...

* Fluctuations in hormones mean women are more prone to missing out on a good night's sleep than men are. In fact, studies show that women are up to 50 percent more likely to suffer from insomnia than their male peers. My favorite on-line community for this issue is Drop Tracy a line or jump into a conversation. There is a lot of great healing going on here and her "herbal harmonizing creme" works great for me.