12 Tips for Falling Asleep Faster

12 Tips for Falling Asleep Faster

I’ve struggled with occasional insomnia for years, but, fortunately, have found some strategies to help me cope with the madness. Some are conventional sleep wisdom and others are more along the lines of unconventional Melissa wisdom, but all of them help me fall asleep faster when my anxious mind and busy body are keeping me awake.

Try Grace For A Change

Try Grace for a Change

Whenever I think of the word “grace,” I’m always reminded of the scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, when Clark asks Aunt Bethany to say grace at Christmas dinner and she responds, “Grace! She passed away 30 years ago.” Then Uncle Lewis speaks up, pointing to his mouth for emphasis, “THE BLESSING!!” Aunt Bethany nods as if she now understands, bows her head, folds her hands and proceeds to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Story of Martin's Tree

The Story of Martin’s Tree

Last Wednesday, as he was getting ready for work, my husband suggested I should get out of the house for the day. He’s always worried that I don’t get out enough, that working from home is going to make me depressed. So, I nodded in sympathetic agreement and said, as any woman would, “I am getting out of the house. I’m going to Target!”