Getting Some Z’s: Sleep Soundly Every Night

We’ve all experienced a bad night’s sleep at one time or another. It leaves you feeling irritable, sad, exhausted and due to the effect it has on your hormones it can even make you feel hungrier during the day. As bad as this is in the short term, chronic bad sleep can cause high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and make any existing mental health issues a lot worse too. Our bodies need sleep as it’s a chance to repair, transfer memories into long term memory storage, synthesize hormones and grow and repair muscle. Here’s some more information about sleep – and how you can get more of it! Continue reading


World Suicide Prevention Day: In a Minute You Can Change a Life

The World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed September 10th to be annual World Suicide Prevention Day. The WHO sponsors this event with the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

As those who have followed my blogs for some time and read Pathways to Illumination already know, I tried to take my life. It was several years ago, and I have grown stronger, particularly in the past few years. Do I want pity? Heck no. I share this personal note as it Continue reading