Category Archives: Sleep

Should you help your kids with their homework?


How much do you do for your kids? As dad to a teen and a tween, it still surprises me how they seem to take more time as they get older, not less, and particularly with homework. For example, the seemingly … Continue reading

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What’s the one goal to achieve for a better 2016?


How did you start the year? Maybe you bounded into 2016 full of hopes and dreams. Maybe you stumbled into it full of cynicism and sarcasm.

We want to talk about making little changes. Actually just one small change to lead to greater changes, for a better 2016. Continue reading

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Want an effective nap? Start with a coffee.


Ever fallen asleep at work?  Even just a quick little nod off before you snapped awake. Maybe, as I have, you’ve dropped off in a meeting, woken, and hoped your colleagues thought you were just concentrating… If this is you, … Continue reading

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How the mafioso in your brain keeps your business running


There is a guy who gets things done

He lives in the in-between spaces.

He’s the guy who takes care of business. The guy who takes out the trash. The ‘removal man’. The ‘eraser’. The mafia call this guy ‘the cleaner’.

Your brain has one too.

He’s the brain’s hired gun, removing the corpses, executing the soon to be corpses, and disposing of the bodies.

He takes care of the grey matters.

You should meet him. Continue reading

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How your macho ego is slowly destroying your brain.


The report isn’t finished, the deadline is tomorrow, and it just has to be done.

You have no choice.

So you’ve loaded up on Red Bull, No-Doz, whatever legal upper you can get, and got busy.

You worked through the night.

You got it done.

You’re a legend.

And maybe it’s killing you. Continue reading

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Bonus! A reason to tear your hair out.


Sneaking in at night and then massaging the truth to your parents about what time you really got in, just got a whole bunch more difficult. Continue reading

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I’ve tried it 14 ways


One. Baaaaaa. Two. Baaaaaa. Three. Baaaaaa. Four. I said “FOUR!” Baaaaaa. Continue reading

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Tired. Sooooo tired.


I must have knocked on the door for ten minutes. Then a window or two. I called them on the phone. Nada. There were shoes outside the door and a bike was propped against the fence. I could see recent signs of eating. Continue reading

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Sleep, wake, sleep, wake, sleep, wake


I once spoke to my sister. Continue reading

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Your eyes aren’t getting heavy


It is, undeniably, the single most depressing noise known to humans… It goes like this… Continue reading

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