Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bathroom reno ideas.

In an effort to pin down what I'm actually dreaming about when it comes to this upcoming bathroom update - I put together two boards of what I like at this point. Kind of the same idea, mostly modern, very white, greys, yellows, yada-yada, the usuals that I am drawn to.


 Pretty much, I could get on board with anything West Elm brought over to the house.

And so far...
Ikea mirror
White vanity

I'm guessing I need a little more time spent in the local home improvement store. WITHOUT my Visa card.

Any ideas?

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Do you remember your dreams?


I have dreams every night, that I remember vividly upon waking up, but usually lose them within an hour. Sometimes they'll come back to me later in the day, or another day, but at some point I always remember them. I always wonder if this is normal, or healthy? After a little research, it seems that it's not so bad.

One study suggests that  "One speculative possibility is that dreaming allows you the opportunity to practice things you may or may not ever have to do, like running away or fighting off a predator." 

Oh. Well, that makes sense. 

It's noted that your dreams are important for your good health.
  • Your dreams are valuable because they reveal your secret desires and subconscious feelings.
  • Your dreams give you an increased knowledge about yourself. They show you things you would not admit during your waking hours.
  • Your dreams bring about self-awareness. You get to know yourself through your dreams.
  • Your dreams are healthy because they help you confront your fears and express our feelings.
  • Your dreams are healthy because they help you relieve stress.
  • Your dreams are healthy because they unlock long forgotten memories that lead to wholeness.
  • Your dreams regulate your mood.
  • Your dreams will help you make connections in a safe place and allow you to integrate thoughts that may be troubling to you during your waking life.
Laboratory studies have shown that we experience our most vivid dreams during a type of sleep called Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. During REM sleep the brain is very active, the eyes move back and forth rapidly under the lids, and the large muscles of the body are relaxed. REM sleep occurs every 90 - 100 minutes, 3 to 4 times a night, and lasts longer as the night progresses. The final REM period may last as long as 45 minutes. Less vivid dreams occur at other times during the night.
So, if nothing else, it seems that in order to have dreams, you must be getting good, quality, long periods of sleep. That's comforting to know! (especially since the dogs wake me up at least once a night.)

Do you remember your dreams every morning when you wake up? I can't be the only one, can I?

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Sources: Common Questions, Dreams, Healthy to Dream
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Round it up.

If I have ever died and gone to my-dream-style of a blog, she's finally arrived. Currently Coveting is just about the best thing ever. If I could describe what I'd love for my evolving style to be, it's this. {sigh, eventually!}

And, I finally ran my first 5K Saturday. I've created my first Running playlist. Wan' hear it?



That's all for today. Have a great rest of the week.

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