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People who know me know that I have spent a lot of time traveling and living overseas. There’s almost nothing I love more than being in a new place where everything is different. It is definitely not always easy, but it gives you a perspective you can’t really get in a 9-5 life.
For a time when I was a kid, I would have given just about anything to have been someone else. I didn’t like way I looked, was painfully shy, and never seemed to fit in. That time of my life was wrapped up in shame.
Shame is super uncomfortable. It’s not a belief that you make mistakes, but that there is something fundamentally wrong with you. Often it’s that voice inside of you that tells you you’re unworthy, not good enough, unlovable, even worthless. Continue reading Let go of shame→
We all experience anxiety and stress. Worry can center on relationships, money, health, work, or even things we have absolutely no control over. Those times can feel very overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few simple things you could do to turn down that response, letting your heart slow down and your body relax? The truth is everyone has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Here are some simple things you can do to unstick yourself from that old response, no matter what is going on around you. Continue reading Easy steps to turn down anxiety→
With 100,000+ hits on YouTube at last check, you may have already seen this adorable video of the little girl who is given a paperclip as a gift. Beyond being seriously cute (almost as cute as the little girl that rules my house with glitter and tutus) it has a beautiful message about gratitude. It got me thinking, why is gratitude so important? It feels good and doesn’t take much effort, but what is it affecting?
Social anxiety and shyness are not the same thing. Shyness is being uncomfortable at first in new situations, but you have the ability to warm up and be okay with that. Social anxiety is no fun. Just thinking about having to talk to or meet new people can trigger a fight or flight response when you have social anxiety. It’s the fight or flight response that creates that feeling in your chest when your heart is racing and you can’t quite catch your breath. Maybe your stomach hurts or you get sweaty. Continue reading Start overcoming social anxiety with these handy tips→
Looking for something to add to your playlist that can help you feel more calm and relaxed?
Neuroscientists from Mindlab International found listening to Marconi Union’s song Weightless reduced anxiety levels by as much as 65%. Those who participated in the research experience a slowing of their heart rate, lowered blood pressure and reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Who hasn’t overstuffed themselves during the Holidays?
No matter how good you are at eating sensibly it can feel downright impossible this time of year with all of the parties and social gatherings. Add an irritating relative and giant bottle of wine, and all of a sudden that cheese platter or mountain of cookies has your name written all over it. Continue reading How to Enjoy a Happy & Healthy Holiday→
Have you ever had a day when it felt like the entire universe was conspiring against you? The “everything goes wrong from dumping coffee in your lap to stepping in dog poop and smearing it all over the interior of your car while you drive down the road and almost have an accident because you’re desperately trying to figure out where the hell the smell is coming from” kind of day…and it’s only 8:15. Yeah. We’ve all been there. Some days can be pretty rough, but you have the power to turn it around. Here are my favorite quick tips to boost your mood instantly. Continue reading Quick tips to boost your mood instantly→
You might be the person who most of the time feels pretty good about yourself. You’re making it into the office on time, drinking your cold-pressed juices from Squeeze, even finding time to do a bit of yoga, yet you still have days where you feel down on yourself. Maybe today you experienced a situation where you know you were completely capable of doing something,
but then that old self-doubt crept in. Maybe it was a feeling or that negative voice in the back of your mind. Rationally, you know this shouldn’t be a big deal, but your confidence is shaken, maybe even shot. Continue reading 3 ways to create greater self-esteem→