In this Smart Sassy Seniors podcast, Jen and Alice chat about some of the myths about sleep as we age; some of the facts about the importance of sleep for all ages; and some of the practices that help us nourish great sleep in our lives. 

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When we are born, we are blessed with a certain amount of chi and we spend it every day. We are meant to replenish it during our sleep time. Particularly 2-4am. The challenge is that we spend my chi (adrenal energy) than we replenish. The end result is being core tiered and the focus needs to move from exercise to replenishing mindful movement.

Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Walking, Yoga, and Pilates are all very useful at replenishing tired adrenals.



Links to some FREE Online classes with Dr Alice Mackinnon

QiGong with Dr Alice 

Yoga with Dr Alice

Chair Yoga with Dr Alice

The Web. A guided meditation with Dr Alice


You can find Dr Alice McKinnon at





Smart & Sassy Steps

The Smart & Sassy steps we want to share with you today.

  1. Stop flogging yourself if your tired. Do mindful things.