December 8, 2020
Dear Sleepyhead: Dream. When the day turns into night, turn off the news that rinses and repeats murders, fires and furies. Take 7 or 27 minutes and settle down your sleepy self. What would that look like? Well, no snacking. Instead: wash up, brush teeth, floss. Quiet down. Stop, really, stop laying the phone by your bedside. Let yourself listen to the sound of your exhale as you lay it down for the day. Breathe. Read a prayer, a book on self-compassion or a Sufi poem. Let your breathing silence the day. Let a dream come uninterrupted. Love, You.