Insomnia versus Sleep Deprivation

By Robyn Priebe on 08/08/2012

It may seem like there is no difference between insomnia and sleep deprivation, however while people may not welcome insomnia, we actually may choose to accept sleep deprivation.   Staying awake late into the night to extend our evening fun or to create more time to get work done may be a common occurrence for us.  Despite the fact that most […] Read more »

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It Happened This Week: Living to Eat, Intuitive Eating & Trust

By Marsha Hudnall on 07/16/2010

Do you eat to live or live to eat?  The Wall Street Journal reviews research into why fatter folks might fall in with the latter camp.  We'd love to see research included that looks at the effects of deprivation on brain signals. Weightless blog interviews Christie from Honoring Health about intuitive eating and includes a variety of intuitive eating tools […] Read more »

It Happened This Week: Women & Chocolate, Sleep Problems & Weight Gain, and More on the Media

By Marsha Hudnall on 07/09/2010

Salon.com explores why women like chocolate and men like beer.  Is it nature or nurture?  Nurture might win as what women and men like seem to change both within and among cultures. More and more evidence is cropping up that sleep problems contribute to weight problems.  This time, researchers found that middle-aged women who report sleep problems generally put on […] Read more »

The Cat Nap: A Wake-Up Call For Busy Women

By Cindy Bishop on 02/23/2010

I often think we should look to nature and particularly the animal kingdom for clues to healthy living. Not in a lion-chasing-down-a-gazelle-Wild Kingdom sort of way, but in an eat-sleep-play-because-it-makes-you-feel-good sort of way. In the past we’ve talked about how even the wildest animals create opportunities to experience intrinsic joy through play.  We’ve also explored how in nature, animals will select the […] Read more »

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