Hi! I'm Beth.
Most mornings you can find me walking around my neighborhood with a latte in my hand and an audiobook in my ears.
The people in my life would describe me as always up for a dance party, but also the first one most likely ready for bed.
I am painfully introverted (but great with people), annoyingly creative, and hopelessly low-maintenance. I work hard and play hard, and believe rest is just as important as hustle.
I get the most joy out of creative projects that let me express myself, and I love making handmade gifts for the people I love. (I'm the crochet hat girl in my family.)
My podcast, CALM+COZY, is by far my favorite ongoing creative project. I love being able to tell my story while educating listeners on achieving the healthiest, most natural sleep possible. After its first year, my podcast hit 75,000 downloads, and I'm so thrilled every time I receive a review from someone saying my advice has improved their sleep and changed their life!
Sleep (and lack of sleep) has been a vital force in my life, and I can confidently say
that I am speaking from experience. I firmly believe that sleep drives all that we do,
and making sleep a priority is the ultimate act of self-care and self-love.
As a former insomniac, I know what it's like to lie in bed, completely exhausted but unable to fall asleep. My mind has spent too many hours racing when it should have been resting, and it affected my everyday life and my health for years. When I finally found relief from my bedtime anxiety I became passionate about helping others do the same.
Oddly enough, it took perfecting my own sleep habits to bring to light my excessive daytime sleepiness. Just recently, I had finally realized that feeling sleepy all day and needing several naps despite having epic sleep habits meant there was a problem. I went to a sleep clinic and was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and possibly idiopathic hypersomnia. Although struggling with sleep disorder symptoms has been tough, it was a relief to know that it wasn't all in my head. I really was tired.
As a sleep specialist and social media influencer, I have been fortunate enough to partner with several brands who share my passion for sleep and natural sleep products. I review products on my Better Sleep Blog, share my favorite products on Instagram, and offer ad space on my podcast. My favorite part of podcasting is meeting a fellow sleep advocate and interviewing them on an episode. The sleep community is a friendly and exciting place to be a member of!
When I'm not busy working on a sleep-related post or episode, I'm finishing a handmade gift while watching one of my favorite Netflix shows. I've been blissfully in a relationship with my best friend Jake for almost fifteen years, and we spend as much time as we can at our log cabin in the Muskokas with our chocolate lab, Bo. I am a happily childfree woman who has had the honor (and pleasure) of being in the lives of Jake's three children, who are now adults. I just became a step-grandma!
If you're still reading this, I think you should know that I consider myself to be a connoisseur of both cheesecake and carrot cake. I wake up every morning, open the curtains and welcome the day. In every possible situation, I will choose comfort over fashion. I have embraced my natural grey highlights, my eyes that need reading glasses soon, and everything else that comes with being forty.
Life is good, and I thank God every day for all of it!
(Alyssa Tria, Yahoo Canada Style)
(Laura Hensley, Global News)
Reframe Your Life Podcast (Sandy Reynolds)