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    Back to Center,  The Complexities of Life

    Back to Center: Update 8

    It’s been a minute, but I’m back with a long-overdue Back to Center update.

    One of the best things I’ve discovered this year thus far is the song “Go Lay Down” by NaJe.

    Lemme tell you something. This song is a testimony that stirs my spirit. This song is also a reminder that self-care doesn’t always been to be about material things. Sometimes, all you need to do is rest.

    Grab a blanket and go lay down friend.

    Until next time,




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    My 5 Favorite Spotify Playlists for Sleep

    The Recovering Pessimist: My Favorite Spotify Sleep Playlists -- I have moments where sleep eludes me. Listening to some of my favorite Spotify playlists usually relaxes me enough to fall asleep. | www.therecoveringpessmist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistI’m a creature of habit and my nighttime routine is no different. I stop using my computer 45 minutes to an hour before bed. I avoid drinking sugary drinks a few hours before bed. I turn off all the lights in my apartment.

    Usually, this routine works like a charm.

    Keyword: usually.

    Some nights, despite my most valiant efforts, sleep still manages to elude me. On top of that, just one restless night ruins my sleep for the entire week. When I have those restless nights, I go to my favorite Spotify sleep playlists.


    1. Sounds of Home | Noise Therapy

    This playlist is full of white noise! Think along the lines of ventilation units, electrical appliances, fans, etc.

    2. Gentle Rains

    As a child, I would dance in the rain. It was so relaxing to feel the water against my skin. This playlist puts me in the perfect mood for a good night’s sleep.

    3. Nightstorms

    There’s something about night storms that make me want to cuddle up with a comfy blanket and a soft pillow. Thunder + nighttime are the perfect ingredients for a sound slumber.

    4. Nature Noise

    Living in the city, I miss the sounds of my country upbringing.  This playlist hits the spot.

    5. Dreamcatcher

    I found this collection of Native American flute music on a whim. It’s unique and soothing. Perfect for when it’s bedtime and your mind doesn’t get the memo.

    These are my five favorite Spotify sleep playlists. Do you use sleep playlists? If so, please feel free to share in the comments.

    Until next time,