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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

May 25, 2021

This episode is all about sleep – and the epic journey I’ve been through to get a good night’s sleep after five years on insomnia. I’ve learned a great deal and am here to share it with you. But first, I begin with Part 2 of What It Takes to Make Big Sweeping Changes in Your Life.

Part 1 ended as I arrived in San Francisco for a radically new life that included becoming a lesbian on a different US coast. While coming out isn’t for everyone, of course, the experience of making sweeping changes in a life can be universal. Some incredible things were learned on this journey and I’m eager to share them. Listen to catch the good, the bad and even a bit of the ugly…

So what’s it take to get a really good night’s sleep? If you’ve gotten into a bad sleep pattern, first it begins with recognizing just how many nights you can’t fall asleep or stay asleep. Among other things, I share thoughts on the following

  • The very first things you can do to ensure better sleep
  • My experience with a ‘sleep therapist’
  • Does a better, even expensive mattress really make a difference?
  • Helpful supplements that support sleep
  • The magic of sleep restriction
  • How to keep that good sleep going
  • Helpful mindsets

May all of this support YOU to get a great night’s sleep—and make any changes that might be just up your sleeve!

With love,


What It Takes to Make Big Sweeping Changes in Your Life, Part 2

Self-Care Assessment

Julie Yogaressa’s Yoga Nidra on Spotify

Sleepy Supplements: Calm

Hyland’s Calms Forte


Say Good Night to Insomnia by Dr Gregg Jacobs

Surrendering to Joy


Suzanne Falter is a writer, podcaster and essayist whose work has appeared in SELF, O, More, Fitness, New Woman and The New York Times, Tiny Buddha and Elephant Journal. She is the author of multiple self-help titles including How Much Joy Can You Stand? (Ballantine) and the upcoming book, The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care (Sourcebooks). Suzanne also hosts the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast where she interviews leading self-care authorities and shares her own ideas.