Falling Asleep and Doing The Right Thing
If you’re having trouble falling asleep and feeling that maybe you aren’t doing enough to empower women and girls in the developing world "Stories for getting back to sleep" is the cure.
In the dedication of this wonderful book the author Diane Gillespie writes:
“To all the sleepless people -- especially women -- whose good rest we need to create a more caring, just and peaceful world.”
A PhD in Educational Psychology Diane uses her expertise to create stories designed to be told to oneself as a tool for falling asleep and/or helping you get back to sleep when you wake in the freakishly early hours.
All of the stories are set in relaxing places extremely conducive to sleep and you get to choose the one(s) that works best for you. Fancy warming up in a cozy mountain cabin or chilling in a luxury spa? Dig the beach or love curling up in overstuffed chair at a Victorian Inn?
In each story, you secure your surroundings. Then, through recounting (out loud or silently to yourself) the peaceful details in your chosen setting, you relax your mind and body, letting your worries melt away and sinking deeper and deeper into stillness--until you are soundly sleeping.
Once you become familiar with a story you are able to remember the sequence of events (it’s easy) so that when you can crawl into bed and snuggle under the duvet all you do is imagine yourself as the woman in your story.
Hand to heart it works. I have yet to make it all the way to the end of my cozy cabin story without dropping into the sweet relief of sleep.
When you gently rise out of your sound and thorough sleep you will feel extra wonderful because all of the proceeds from the sale of this precious little book go to Tostan, dignity for all , one of Melinda Gates top 5 charities in the world empowering women and girls in West African communities.
Doing the right thing in your sleep, does it get any better than that?
Lovely dreams ladies X
Article by VERVE Founder & CFO (Chief Feminist Operative) Anna Quick-Palmer