Counting steps and sheep

Last Christmas, my thoughtful mother gave me a gift that changed my life: Fitbit Flex. Fitbit Flex is a wristband tracker that counts your steps and syncs the data to your smartphone or in my case, my iPad mini. The goal, as stated in Fitbit’s website is to encourage people to lead healthier, more active lives. I was…

Demystifying how to purchase a bed

I love sleeping. It’s my luxury time. Recently, I’ve been telling my husband it’s time for a new mattress. But then I wondered… how do we get started? What type of mattress would be best for a person who moves a lot (me) and for someone who sleeps on his stomach (husband). So I decided,…

New location for a fresh, new start

SlumberWorld at Pearlridge has moved from its old location, town-side of HomeWorld to its new space inside of HomeWorld. New carpet was installed and the walls were repainted. The result is a space that is new and refreshing. “It’s a great space,” says Kevin Mummery, SlumberWorld Bedding Specialist. “I like the new carpet!” A team of…

How to live longer

On March 5, 2014, Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest person, celebrated her 116th birthday. What is her secret for a long and healthy life? “She always says the secret to living a long time is to eat a good meal and relax,” the employee added. For Okawa, that means an uninterrupted eight hours of sleep…

What You Should Know Before Buying a Bed

” I do love my shopping, but actually, lounging is the big thing.” Delta Burke Actress Here. Here. Lucky for me, cats don’t shop. Everything I need is presented to me for my approval. And if I like it, I eat it. My ancestors may have been hunters. But I prefer delivery over pouncing. But…

How to Keep Cool Under Covers

“If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.” Alfred North Whitehead  Mathematician and philosopher Living in Hawaii has its perks. One of them is the weather. (The other is the fresh ahi. nom.…

The Power of Catnaps by Ollie the Cat

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” Barbara Jordan Leader of the Civil Rights Movement One of the problems with humans is how much time they spend running here…

We can learn a lot from cats

“Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.” Joseph Wood Krutch Writer I think of myself as a semi-pro napper, but I am no competition to the professional napper in my house: my cat. Unlike people, cats…