Reading in bed

From the time we are infants, we are “put to bed” with some type of soothing ritual, ie. lullaby or being rocked. It seems natural to acquire a bed time routine in order to reach for a good night sleep. So, yes, reading a light book that is not too emotionally activating is often what helps people reach that desired drowsiness that transfers them into sleep. I hear often that reading poetry is a fabulous way to end your awake hours. It is much better to allow your body to naturally fall asleep as opposed to being exhausted to sleep such as by watching TV or by tossing and turning.

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Katie defines her role as a psychologist as one who holds a guiding light, while her patients choose the turns in this maze we call life. In her practice, Katie refrains from offering advice, but instead helps her patients overcome obstacles that cause emotional suffering, and shows them tools to use when deciding on the desired changes in their lives.