Improve Sleep Quality With Yoga Nidra

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about improving your sleep quality with the use of yoga nidra. Many of my clients report that they have a really hard time falling asleep. Many struggle with middle-of-the-night wakings that take them forever to fall back to sleep. Some have both which can really have a negative impact…

The Importance of Reading to Your Baby at Bedtime

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about bonding with your children through bedtime stories. Snuggling with my boys is probably my most favourite thing in the world. They are five and six and snuggle time has been on a decline for quite a while but I still manage to get some in each night before bed…

Sleep 8 hours – you’ll live longer!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of getting proper sleep. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Cesar, referred to sleep as “the honey-heavy dew of slumber”. Just reading this makes me drowsy. But for millions of people a good night’s sleep is elusive. And new research shows that insomnia may lead…

Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares tips for a better night’s sleep. Most people with sleeping problems have the inability to either fall asleep or stay asleep for any length of time. This condition affects most people at some point in their lives and struggle to get a decent nights sleep. For some, this is…

Essential Oils to Help Sleep

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about essential oils that help with sleep. There are several reasons why you might have a sleeping problem, the leading cause of sleep problems today is stress. Stress often leads to depression and anxiety, which are also conditions that keep you lying awake at night.  The results are…

Is Screen Time Interfering with your Child’s Dream Time?

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about how to make sure your child’s sleep is not influenced by electronic devices. There really is no denying the fact that screen time in the evening is having an extremely negative effect on our children’s sleep.  If screen time is interfering with dream time in your house, it…

Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about the benefits of orange essential oil. Cold pressed from the fresh fruit peel of oranges grown in the United States, orange’s sweet, citrus fragrance induces relaxation and encourages positive emotions. Orange Essential Oil is uplifting and assists as an anti-depressant. Sedative:  Orange Essential Oil helps you cool…

Keeping Your Child From Jumping Out of The Crib

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about helping your child stay in the crib. Many times the solution for parents who have a child climbing out of the crib is to move them into a bed to keep them safe. My response is, if you have a child climbing out of their crib you…

Can I Sleep Train My Older Child?

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about sleep training older children. Most people think of babies when they hear the term “sleep training”. My personal philosophy is that it is never too early or too late to work toward getting the healthy sleep we need. Over the past few years I have noticed that…

Keep Your Baby Sleeping this Holiday Season!

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about how to keep your baby sleeping during the busy Holiday Season!  The holidays can be a very difficult time for families to stay on track with some of their usual routines and schedules. Life happens, and let’s face it, with all the hustle and bustle this time…

How Much Sleep Do We Actually Need?

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about the amount of sleep we need at each age. Sleep is such an important part of our lives and we all know what it feels like to not get enough. Although children are different in many ways, the amount of sleep they require in a 24 hour…

A good night’s sleep for children

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about how to make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep. I get asked all of the time about products on the market that claim to help your children sleep better. For the most part, they do not. When we teach our children that they need to…