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Michelle Calvert Ross on Sleep Cycles

cycles_of_sleepSleep Cycle Charts…

Okay so I know I’ve posted this before but now that school has started again i cannot resist….. Get a sleep timer app for your smart phone and calculate the best wake up times and or bedtimes for yourself and your KIDS…

Here’s how it works: If your child goes to bed at 8pm and you wake them up at 6am you are trying to wake them in a deep sleep cylce and they will be impossible…

I HATED WAKING UP my whole life! it was SOOOOO hard UNTIL I got the sleep app… Now I can go to bed later and still wake up refreshed because I’m waking up when my body is naturally waking on it’s own.

Just saying – you can save yourself TONS of heart ache and get the right amount of sleep. You’ll love it. Less Complaining! More rest! The Proper ZZZZZZzzzzzzzz!

Below:  Apps…  and How long to Nap!

Here are some of the apps… Sleepy Time (General),  Sleepy Time zZz (Itunes), Sleep Time Smart Alarm (Android Google)…

how long to nap


4 Health Benefits of Apples

Apple-benefits-for-health-we-bet-you-didn’t-know-about4 Health Benefits of Apples: Unexpected ways the staple fruit of fall helps your health. (FoxHealth) An apple a day will keep the doctor away. But the fall favorite can also improve your skin, help your breathing and help you lose weight. Here are some of the amazing and unexpected benefits of apples!

  • Radiance booster – Treat your skin to a refreshing at-home green-apple mask. The fruit helps replenish moisture, and its acids smooth fine lines, explains Karen Behnke, founding partner of Juice Beauty in San Rafael, California. Her recipe: In a blender, puree one chopped green apple (skin included) with 1/2 cup sliced green grapes; add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/4 cup aloe vera, and continue blending until you have a thick paste. Apply to face, neck, and décolletage; wait 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Note: Before you apply, test on a small area of your face or neck to ensure that none of the ingredients react adversely with your skin.
  • Breathing aid – Think twice about peeling your next apple—the skin is jam-packed with an antioxidant called quercetin, which may protect your lungs from pollutants. A study from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London found that people who eat five or more apples a week have better lung function than those who don’t.
  • Scalp rejuvenator – Say good-bye to pesky flakes with apple cider vinegar, which is believed to nix the bacteria that may contribute to dandruff, says Cal Orey, author of The Healing Powers of Vinegar. Try this remedy: Massage a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar directly into washed scalp; leave on for one minute, then rinse.
  • Waistline shrinker – Substitute unsweetened applesauce for half the butter or oil in cake recipes, and you’ll get a naturally sweeter, moister dessert with much less fat, says Samantha Heller, RD, author of Get Smart: Samantha Heller’s Nutrition Prescription for Boosting Brain Power and Optimizing Total Body Health. The sauce is fat and cholesterol-free, and one cup has almost as much filling fiber as one cup of brown rice.

The Sky’s the Limit

tracksonthemoonNever tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” ~ Unknown

What does the statement mean? (Comments below)

  1. I guess its saying they don’t want other people telling THEM what their own limit is.For example, if i told you that you were only capable of making B’s and C’s when you know that you could do better than what i told you , you could do. ~ Sunny
  2. Put simply: people say that the sky is the limit, but the moon is higher than the sky (what with it being in space and all) and yet people have walked on the moon; thus the sky is not the limit – people can get higher and there may well be no limits at all. It’s riffing on the idea that more is always possible, and that received wisdom is often flawed. and no, you don’t sound stupid. ~ Gene
  3. THIS quote means that there AREN’T any limits – the sky isn’t the limit because we blast through it in space shuttles with every manned space mission. Pretty cool quote. Hope this helps. ~ Jerry

Children Given to much Power

Family Physician, psychologist and author says to parents, “you don’t know what your doing! You give your kids to much power!” Leondard Sax wants parents to know that they are “raising kids wrong.”

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