December 2018 Challenge – Improving my Sleep Pattern

Be in bed, lights off, by 11pm every evening Get up at 6.30am every morning In September, one of my challenges was to get up at 6.30am every morning, and I succeeded. However, when September ended I immediately slipped back into getting up later, and recently have been getting up as late as 8.45am. I …

Evaluation – November 2018 Oil Pulling Challenge

This month, I challenged myself to: Oil pull properly for 20 minutes each morning I succeeded in oil pulling every morning for at least 20 minutes. I wasn’t perfect – sometimes I stopped swishing – but I usually remembered quickly and picked up the swishing again. I was definitely much more constant in my swishing …

Book Review – ‘Spark: How exercise will improve the performance of your brain’ by John J. Ratey and Eric Hagerman

Published by Quercus. First published 2009. Kindle edition. Other editions have the title: ‘Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain’ – this is the same book. I chose to read this book because it was recommended on another blog, and it looked interesting and relevant to me, especially as I have been …