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Fitbit, my sleep friend (Guest post)

Guest blogger Michelle Lynne Goodfellow, who has written about her breast cancer and her love of aikido, is now in search of a better night’s sleep.  I got a Fitbit Flex several weeks ago, mostly to track my daily steps, because I was concerned that I was sitting too much during the day. On the… Continue reading Fitbit, my sleep friend (Guest post)

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Prioritizing sleep (Guest Post)

Guest blogger Michelle Lynne Goodfellow, who has written about her breast cancer and her love of aikido, is now in search of a better night’s sleep.  See that cute photo at the top of this post? That’s one of my two cats, peacefully slumbering. The way he and his brother do…  all the fricking time.… Continue reading Prioritizing sleep (Guest Post)

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The problem with sleep (Guest post)

Guest blogger Michelle Lynne Goodfellow, who has written about her breast cancer and her love of aikido, is now in search of a better night’s sleep.  The problem with sleep? There are a few problems, actually. I should be getting at least seven hours per night. I’m not. This has been going on for a… Continue reading The problem with sleep (Guest post)

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I walk 20K steps a day… and I’m getting rid of my Fitbit (Guest Post)

Sam’s recent dilemma about whether or not to replace her Fitbit (and Tracy’s two cents about the whole issue of performance tracking devices) got me thinking about my own Fitbit. Like Sam’s, mine was falling apart, although the app was still syncing well with the device. Here’s the thought process I’ve gone through. I originally… Continue reading I walk 20K steps a day… and I’m getting rid of my Fitbit (Guest Post)

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The solution to my long-term insomnia: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Guest blogger Michelle Lynne Goodfellow, who has written about her breast cancer and her love of aikido, is now in search of a better night’s sleep.  So…  After years of insomnia and half-hearted attempts at dealing with it, what finally worked for me? CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia). (Which, by the way, is nothing… Continue reading The solution to my long-term insomnia: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

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What to do when you wake up in the middle of the night (Guest post)

Guest blogger Michelle Lynne Goodfellow, who has written about her breast cancer and her love of aikido, is now in search of a better night’s sleep.  I rarely have trouble falling asleep, except maybe if I’ve stayed up too late and get restless leg syndrome. Normally I fall asleep as soon as my head hits… Continue reading What to do when you wake up in the middle of the night (Guest post)

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Sorry, it’s past my bedtime (Guest post)

Guest blogger Michelle Lynne Goodfellow, who has written about her breast cancer and her love of aikido, is now in search of a better night’s sleep.  So after four blog posts about my insomnia problem, you’re probably as sick of my lack of sleep as I am. The good news is that now I’m going… Continue reading Sorry, it’s past my bedtime (Guest post)

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Insomnia and emotional resilience (Guest post)

Guest blogger Michelle Lynne Goodfellow, who has written about her breast cancer and her love of aikido, is now in search of a better night’s sleep.  I’ve already written about my problem with sleep, the insomnia solutions I’ve tried that haven’t worked, and my recent resolve to make sleep time a priority over working or playing.… Continue reading Insomnia and emotional resilience (Guest post)

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Insomnia solutions I’ve tried (Guest post)

Guest blogger Michelle Lynne Goodfellow, who has written about her breast cancer and her love of aikido, is now in search of a better night’s sleep.  So I have chronic insomnia that’s lasted the better part of 10 years. What have I done about it? Well, I can tell you what hasn’t worked. (I was… Continue reading Insomnia solutions I’ve tried (Guest post)

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Fitness after chemotherapy (Guest post)

This is a photo of me, on my first day back to aikido class after five months of chemotherapy for breast cancer. I look pretty happy, don’t I? Aikido classes are an important part of my life that I had to put on hold during my treatment. This blog post is about my personal experience getting… Continue reading Fitness after chemotherapy (Guest post)