Things Are Good: A Heavy Blanket Helps People with Anxiety and Insomnia

A good nights sleep can make a world of difference to one’s health, getting that sleep can be hard though. A simple solution can help those who need more slumber: a heavy blanket. Sleeping under a weighted blanket kind of acts like a hug for your whole body – and everybody likes a good hug. ...

cartoon life: The old and the young

One is 23. One is 19.  Something I rarely do is paint from a photo, but this scene was likely going to change quickly. So, yes, I traced over the photo for the figure and forms, otherwise completely digitally hand painted free form. No filters, no sampling. Filed under: art Tagged: boy, Cat, couch, napping, ...

Things Are Good: Mindfulness Meditation Effective in Improving Sleep

Mindfulness meditation is already pretty great, and it keeps getting better! Not only can it help you go amongst your day in a more thoughtful, productive, focussed manner, it can even help you sleep! A six week trial of getting people who had trouble sleeping to mediate proved to help them get better rest. Importance ...

cartoon life: What dogs do best

Filed under: art Tagged: dog, sleep, stop bugging me

Things Are Good: Lucid Dreamers Demonstrate Better Awareness When Awake

People who can lucid dream are able to transfer skills acquired for lucid dreaming into the waking world. In fact, this skill makes lucid dreamers more aware and cognizant than non-lucid dreamers. Lucid dreaming is essentially the ability to be aware of and in some cases manipulate dreams as they happen. Like the movie Inception. ...

cartoon life: Asleep. A dream.

Our older tuxedo. He goes outside, even in this weather. He is about 16 or 17 years old now. He is sleeping in this one. Really.  Nice composite image built from sketches in Paper, filtered in Popsicolor. Composited, layered and painted some more in Procreate. Filed under: art Tagged: Cat, dream, not dead yet, paper53, ...

Things Are Good: Bees are Great for Honey and Sleep

Bees are wonderful little beings that spread pollen to places that need it and, as a bonus they create delicious honey. It turns out that a spoonful of honey can help you sleep! Suffering from yet another poor night’s sleep? Then how about trying some local beekeeper’s honey for a rejuvenating sleep! Here’s why: Researchers ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: How much time should I be spending on Social Media every day?

None. Next question. No, seriously, what is the right amount? It depends. Do you have other things to do? Like, I don’t know, a job? Let’s assume yes, and let’s assume it’s about eight hours a day. Okay, so that … Continue reading →

wRanter.com: Adventures in parenting, Part 2: Longing for some sleep

I’m writing this post while in a bit of a haze. Actually, I’ve written all the posts on this site while in a bit of a haze. So if you find any typos, please excuse them, because I’m a dad of longstanding. Let me explain. All the books and advice on parenting emphasize that the first ...