Your pathways to rest, sleep, and yourself make a difference.

Learn to rest into yourself with the 7 Pathways.

It’s all about relationships—not who you date, but your relationship to sleep, your mind, your body, emotions… and more.

When your relationships are off kilter, you lose your ground. When you lose your connection to yourself, your ability to renew gets lost as well. Your unfettered mind creates a wall around your heart.

Understanding your mind (and your body, emotions, etc.) helps you ground into your truth, rest, sleep, and being present with fluidity and kindness. Renew and be present in your world.

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You’ve probably tried many things to help –

Like a gazillion remedies, stress-reduction techniques, meditation, therapy, pushing through with coffee, and still you’re hanging on by a tiny, worn thread.

The thing is, these don’t address the whole picture. Exhaustion is usually not just one thing but a constellation of issues – physical, emotional, mental, and attunement to who you are in the world. A single remedy isn’t really going to solve the problem unless you address the underlying context.

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I learned a new perspective on my struggle with insomnia. I now spend my awake time in a soothing, relaxed way – actually getting the rest I need.

~ Fran Dixon

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Don’t you already know how to rest?

Rest seems simple, doesn’t it?

But it’s not always that easy.

Things like a non-stop mind, tense body, rumbling anxiety, loneliness, endless to-do list, and maybe jealousy of your partner asleep next to you — that leaves you frustrated and alert, even if your body is still.

Follow the 7 Pathways to Rest and Sleep, so you can restore and rejuvenate.

Discover how to relate to yourself — your mind, body, emotions, and more — to soothe stress and get the rest you really need:

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1. When you chase after sleep (or after connecting to your self), the chase itself is a big part of the problem. You can’t make yourself sleep or force yourself to emerge. But you can create deep rest for the body, mind, emotions, and self. Rest is the first step of sleep and touching into to your true essence. Rest renews, gently opens inner knowing, and attracts sleep.

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2. Your environment makes a difference. Learn how to make your environment reflect your body and heart, and support your rest. But things aren’t always in our control, are they? You can shift how you relate to an imperfect environment. Create space for you to move into deep rest and be present with where you are.

Touch base with your body

3. It’s kinda hard to listen to your body – heck, even remember you have a body – when you’re caught up in errands, work, screens, or your mind. We create paths to settle into your body and learn from its wisdom, to support rest and your whole self.

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4. A non-stop chattering mind – from serious issues to trivial concerns – can drive you to the edge, especially at night. But listen, your mind is not the boss of you! In this pathway, you learn how to change the relationship to the mind, so it has less power to keep you awake and tense (at night), and gets you more in your body and inner knowing during the day.

Space around difficult emotions

5. If you’re stressed out that even a simple hangnail brings up anxiety or anger – well, it’s hard to see life clearly. And at night, there’s little to distract from feeling overwhelmed. You can get rest and be more present in life, even in difficult emotional times by getting space around them to move into awareness and rest.

What's bigger than you?

6. It’s a lonely and isolating road when it’s you against the world. And even more so when you’re awake while the rest of the world is asleep. Connecting to something bigger – be it family, community, nature, spirituality, whatever resonates with you – gives you resources to live your life and space to let go into rest.

Re-tune to who you really are.

7. In our culture that focuses on consumption, separation from others and the earth, and constant interruption and stimulation — it’s so easy to lose your connection with yourself. When you’re out of alignment with your life, stress and insomnia are frequent companions. As we explore your values and goals, we create a pathway to experience your purpose in your daily life.

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Connecting with your body photo by: Eric Kilby