hello all and happy weekend! we’re deep into saturday and all the plans i had seem to have fallen by the wayside. instead of my usual running to be productive, it’s been a leisurely day of lounging and napping, surfing and dreaming.
i’ve been thinking a lot about sleeping lately, talking about it with friends and reading up on the benefits that happen when we get it and the downside when we don’t, even if it’s our choice. funny how some go with just a few hours a night and others need a full 1/3 day. some try to go without it completely although i can’t imagine why…
do you love to get that deep hard sleep where you feel almost drugged? why is is that we fight it like we’re kids who don’t want to miss anything?
i know for parents it’s got to be an impossible task trying to fit it in between moments of silence. that’s probably when you’re least likely to shut down, when you know you have to!
i’ve been reading a bit about it and found that even resting without actually sleeping helps recharge your batteries when you just can’t turn that running commentary in your brain off. in fact there’s some speculation that the body at rest, with the eyes closed, is still getting the exact same nutrients provided during actual sleep.
even if we can’t seem to shut off our brains, we can get horizontal and decompress. there are lots of ways to induce sleep from aromatherapy to yoga to feng shui to eating certain foods. some tips are below and links at the bottom of the post.
if only it were this easy!
if you know someone who needs a nap, taking the reins for a while can be the greatest gift you can bestow on them since it changes everything from an irritable mood to clarity.
and we need it as much as air air and water to do all we do
it’s hard to sleep with abandon, let your problems go, but know you have done what you can for today.
trying to sleep organically can prevent feeling tired in the morning and has the added benefit remembering your dreams. that can lead to a whole other life on a parallel plane!
i’m a firm believer in power naps but there are sure fire trips to get it all at once. one way is to start going to bed a little earlier each night and turn off your electronics for at least 15 minutes before shutting your eyes.
also unplugging all the things in your bedroom with wires, LED lights either blinking or steady…basically unplugging all electromagnetic frequencies so you can sleep uninterrupted
would you be a different person with more sleep?
maybe we’d be a little happier or peppier?
free to conquer the waking and sleeping worlds
even if you’re up from 8 to 8 it’s a long time to be vertical with no rest, it may have to be a conscious decision to shut life down.
sleep is a sure way to wake with a fresh mind and clean slate every single day no matter what happened the day before.
well i hope you have a great night
with lots of dreams
and if you need it, get to bed early
there’s always tomorrow to obsess all over again!
i hope you sleep like a king
and enjoy every minute of unconscious bliss!
hi guys, happy wednesday! i’m finally home alone and it’s nice and quiet. what a luxury to sit and surf for a minute.
truth is i’ve been at it way too long and better call it quits or will never unplug. it’s been a fun ride and started with the shots above from a jason silva video that i didn’t use in yesterday’s post. he talks so much about concepts i love like other planes and telepathic communication so i googled ‘collective consciousness dreaming’ and stumbled on these sites:
and it was a long and winding road from there. so for now i’ll bid you adieu, i’m officially checking out now. happy dreaming!
bonjour everyone, how’s votre vie? lots of us are bracing for a big storm so i hope it’s just an excuse for a fun night in and there’s not too much drama!
it feels like forever since i’ve been here. i got caught up in a project i wasn’t expcting, but then, as they say, (wo)men plan, god laughs! i’ve been spending the past few days with renee finberg, a blogger bud turned friend in the flesh. you may know her from her blog, ‘renee finberg tells all’. she’s florida girl and has just taken the plunge, opening a showroom called ‘the trade’.
it’s going to be sort of a moderne salon where there’s lots of creative, custom design with clients, mostly as implied (or boldly stated), to the trade! she’s asked me to be a part of it and i’m of course thrilled.
except that i’m leaving for a month just as it’s ready to be filled. now the plan is to go to the maison objet and work with vendors and companies who will supply pieces that aren’t in the states yet.
the great news is our similar aesthetics and she is such a blast to hang out with. work is play!
i started bringing up some things…can you believe the places these chairs have been?! paris, ny, new orleans, miam and now boca.
it’s been a jolly good time playing with the fabrics, meeting with companies like holland and sherry and having access to all this gorgeous fabric at our fingertips. so of course this is the start of well, who knows what. but we know it will be fun, whatever it is. i’ll keep you posted on the progress. the big white chair from ‘that corner’ of my apartment is going in tomorrow.
the fabrics she has laying around are killing me! cut velvets, gold on linen, vintage patterns reworked. i could eat them! more soon on this nouvelle projet.
ah, now…as for the giveaway: the winner of the book is… drumroll…maybe it’s anticlimactic but it was actually number 1!
seemed weird but that’s random for you! number 1 is one of my first blog friends, amy of missamyscerra.blogspot.com. we met years ago when we were brand new to blogging and to tell the truth it’s been way too long since i’ve been to her fabulous blog. stopping by just now to choose a photo proved i’ve been missing a lot! check her out, there are great recipies, life lessons and photos. hey girl!
ok then, tout le monde, à demain!
wow, guess i really was stuck for the past week or so. truth is that just doing diligence for the store with lawyers, accountants, plumbers, a/c and insurance agents just about wore me out. i realized that focusing on that was not anywhere i want or need to be right now. as of this minute i’m resetting my chemistry under the starts and we’ll see where life leads…tomorrow!
bonne nuit chéres amies
hey guys i hope you’re having a wonderful week. there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel as we’re getting into a work groove. soon we’ll have it tweaked so everyday has both fun and work in it!
tonight i’m about to stretch out and chill. tomorrow i’m breaking out the manuscript i wrote after the paris apartment. it’s been ages since i’ve read it and liz is going to help me edit. it’s all about moving into a new space so it will be good to take my own advice ! i’ll start with the first chapter/excerpt and give you a sneak peek. also gonna get some flowers and will shoot around the apt. everything looks better avec les fleurs, n’est pas? alors, beaux rêves!
hello my dear and wonderful friends. it’s been a long day and i’m home. the lights are out and my ipod is playing for the first time on a new little bose system. my mom wants me to blog but i know you’d much rather know that i was dancing at home in the dark, lauching and crying to every song and having the perfect night singing loud and bad. at least till the housewives come on! have a great night too, see you in the stars!
photo via flickr blackrose3485
funny that even with my specific goal of not blogging at the last minute, it’s suddenly 11:45 pm.
guess ideas are just that if you don’t make them reality.
i’ll plan better tomorrow. tonight, dreamland! bonne nuit!