Inhale for a count of two. Exhale for a count of three. Do this twice (I mean, actually do this, mindfully) and any frustrating comment, difficult conversation, or reactive temptation becomes something you’re totally capable of handling. It’s probably the easiest practice I can think of to release stress. Since our breath is our most […]
Our lives are shaped by our thoughts. The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. Here we emphasize bringing the full might of our conscious mind to the present moment, the positive possibilities, and the love.
Deeply-felt gratitude is powerful, and it happens to be the exact thing we need to be practicing if we want to live a happy and meaningful life. Whether we’re down in the dumps or feel on top of the world, gratitude remains one of the surest pathways to lasting fulfillment (and feeling good in general). […]
Think of these gratitude journal prompts like a treasure hunt. You are searching for the subtleties of your life experience that you’d otherwise miss if you weren’t acutely aware of them. I bet that when you follow along with these prompts, you’ll notice a lighter energy flowing through you: appreciation, abundance, awe, and then joy. […]
There are all sorts of ways to have more peace at home, the kind that welcomes you in from the day instead of adding to your burdens. For me, there are three material items in particular that help me come home to a relaxing space where I can write, sleep, and live with greater peace […]
By far my most challenging aspect of living in peace is living in the present moment. Declaring that “there’s not enough time” never makes me feel better about what I’m trying to accomplish. If you’re at all like me, try these five mantras for presence instead. Heal your relationship with time, and I bet all […]
It’s a challenge to find clarity when we feel so stuck in the sensation of worry. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of things to do instead of worrying; I know how impossible it can seem to free yourself from the grasp of worry when you’re smack dab in the middle of it. I also […]
I’m thankful for the practice of reciting positive affirmations; it’s been a key element in my healing journey. Affirmations are powerful because they’re declarations of what’s TRUE, for you. We tell ourselves what’s true for us all day long, whether we realize it or not. Here are some affirmations to feel better (not later, but […]