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Archive for the ‘Sleep’ Category

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents

Friday, April 25th, 2014

By Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons 


Childhood can be a frightening and uncertain time for kids, and some mild anxiety is part and parcel with growing up in a fast-paced world. What many parents don’t realize, though, is just how many children are affected by clinically recognized anxiety disorders, and that their own anxiety can be a contributing factor to their children’s struggles.

Our book Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents tackles this complicated issue head on, with a fresh and somewhat unconventional approach to helping both kids and parents who are suffering from the effects of an anxiety disorder or anxious disposition.

Anxiety Management and Prevention


WATCH: Erica Diamond on #HuffPost Live

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

I was honored this week when Huffington Post Live asked me to weigh in on a topic that is very near and dear to my heart, and something I have been coaching for years – how to live a happy, peaceful and thriving existence in life and business. Arianna Huffington, Editor-In-Chief of The Huffington Post recently founded The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power (now a website, video and conference). She talks about the third metric for success, which I will further explain below in an infographic.

Yesterday I shared a few tips and strategies for Third Metric Success. You can watch a small snippet which The Huffington Post has been sharing, or you may watch the full interview. In the full interview below, I come in around the 7-minute mark, but you might wish to watch the entire interview.

Sleep Is Crucial To Success – Erica Diamond

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Can’t Sleep? 5 Tips to Beat Momsomnia (VIDEO)

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Insomnia is a very real public epidemic. If you have trouble sleeping, ladies, you are not alone. An estimated 3.3 million Canadians aged 15 or older, or about one in every seven, have problems going to sleep or staying asleep, and thus are considered to have insomnia, according to a study in Health Reports. To further that, a link correlated between obesity and insomnia has been found. (Stats Canada)

Sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss can put you at risk for: Heart disease, Heart attack, Heart failure, Irregular heartbeat, High blood pressure, Stroke, Diabetes, Depression, Aging Skin, Increased Weight Gain, Decreased Sex Drive, Forgetfulness and many more. (Via WebMD)

So on my weekly parenting segment on Global TV this morning, I wanted to address a very real problem for many, especially moms who who often work a “double duty” and experience sleep interruption. Here are some tips to beat Momsomnia.


Winning Wednesday: Do You Sleep With The Door Open Or Closed?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Okay, today’s “On the fence” question: Do you sleep with your door open or closed?

Why I am asking, is because this weekend, I discovered one of the greatest sleep secrets known to man mom. It’s called… wait… here it comes…. I give you… SLEEPING WITH THE DOOR CLOSED. Winning!

I grew up with two very “open” parents. Open, I tell you. No topic of conversation was off limits. I slept in their bed almost nightly for 12 years. When I wasn’t in their bed, they always slept with their door wide open. That is what I got used to, and my husband and I took the same approach. Our door has never been closed a night in our married life. Not even for… yah that.


Why Being A Morning Person Could Be The Secret To Your Success

Friday, June 29th, 2012

When your alarm goes off in the morning, do you snooze or do you wake immediately? Or perhaps a more appropriate question… HOW MANY TIMES do you hit the snooze button?  Truth.

New research has been released which will make my friends (hopefully) stop making fun of me. My whole life, I have been an early bird. Doesn’t the early bird get the worm? Lol! But, I have always been an early bird, even as a teenager- I wake early, I eat lunch early (11:30am), dinner early (5:30pm), and I go to bed early (9:45pm), pretty much all the time. But, it appears this lifestyle might be contributing to my health, wellbeing and happiness. As research has it, I do what it takes to be successful. So, what’s the big secret? According to this new research, early risers aren’t just nicer to be around in the morning, they’re also happier, healthier, more self-satisfied, even experience more career success than the rest of the population. (Forbes Magazine)

Studies are showing that you hold the key to your success– starting your day in the early morning. While most people are snoozing or still sleeping, research says that success has much to do with being a morning person. I know, shocking right?! (Actually, I’m not shocked. As a Women’s Success Coach, I know this, but perhaps you didn’t).


Momsomnia: How To Beat Insomnia and Reclaim Rest

Friday, September 16th, 2011

By Guest Blogger Malia Jacobson

When my daughter was a year old, I experienced a sleep epiphany. After months of horrific night waking, she finally started clocking twelve solid hours each night. Meanwhile, I continued waking in the wee hours and fighting daytime fatigue at my full-time job. The delicious prize I’d looked forward to savoring—sweet, uninterrupted sleep—was still elusive.

It was 2007, and my interest (obsession may be a better word) with my daughter’s sleep had lead to a role as a moderator of an online sleep forum. From there, after clocking many research hours, I started helping other parents solve their children’s sleep problems. Later, I would go on to publish dozens of articles in national and regional magazines and answer parent questions as the resident sleep expert at And then finally author a book, “Ready, Set, Sleep: 50 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep, So You Can Sleep Too.”

But back to 2007… With loads of sleep information under my belt, I was able to help my daughter sleep well and coach other parents to do the same. But with my baby sleeping like a champ, I could no longer blame her for my own fatigue and insomnia. I was thrilled that she was sleeping well, but a smidge disappointed to lose my sleep scapegoat. After spending a long and draining year getting my daughter to sleep, confronting my own sleep troubles was the last thing I wanted to do.


Sexual Dreams

Friday, July 8th, 2011

By Guest Blogger Layne Dalfen

Why We Dream About Sex

Have you ever dreamt about having sex with your best friend? Or dreamt about sex with a hot stranger, perhaps while lying in bed right next to your partner?! How does this dream make you feel when you wake up? Aroused? Uncomfortable? Guilty? All of the above?

It’s not surprising that of all the dream topics I analyze with clients, sex dreams top the titillation–and confusion–charts. The way we dream about sex can uncover our deepest secrets about ourselves helping us problem-solve and offering critical guidance on important life issues. You just need to know how to deconstruct them. Discovering why you had a particular dream is an investigation. You’ll want to ask yourself questions to solve the puzzle. Remember that in our dreams we are decision-making, testing out different solutions to our problems. We are practicing different behaviors. And all of the possible ways of behaving in every situation we face are there for us in our dreams. Why feel stuck with the same reactions to situations over and over again when our dreams offer us the potential to change our behavior and our lives?