Feeling A Little Blue? Try These Mood Boosting Tricks To Feel Better Fast

Feeling A Little Blue? Try These Mood Boosting Tricks To Feel Better Fast

I don’t know about you, but there are times when I can find myself feeling stuck, blah or just a little blue. But the difference between a few years ago and now is that I know how to move through those feelings and bounce back by using all the tools I’ve learned.

And there are a few I’ve been pulling out of my toolbox lately I wanted to share with you, including the thing I use to shift from lower to higher vibe emotions, the new mood boosting self-care practice I'm currently obsessed with and the books, podcasts, videos and meditations I turn to when I need a little dose of inspiration.

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3 Steps You Need To Know To Overcome Your Fears

3 Steps You Need To Know To Overcome Your Fears

During what felt like a particularly messy time of personal & spiritual growth for me a few years ago I kept wondering why it felt like things were just getting worse, instead of better.

I felt like things were falling apart rather than healing and falling into place.

I kept asking my coach Gina, when will this be over? Shouldn’t I feel 100% happy and wonderful all the time now? I mean, I was meditating like it was my job, working to release judgment of myself and others, trying to face and overcome my fears....you get the drift.

I was doing the work, but I still felt stuck.

She painted a great visual that has gotten me through many a day of doubt ever since, and when I thought about it recently it reminded me of the one big thing that has helped me face and heal my fears and kept me on the path to get to where I am today.

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Do You Self-Sabotage When You're Trying Change?

Do You Self-Sabotage When You're Trying Change?

If you've ever experienced the mind-numbing frustration of self-sabotage and not known how to stop it you're in the right place. 

For me, self-sabotage usually rears its head when I'm trying to make a change in my life. 

And I've learned that changing how you be, eat, drink, react, show up, engage with others, and well, live your life takes commitment, but maybe not in the way you think.

Underneath all of the promises we make to ourselves (never drinking coffee again, gossiping again, snapping at the people we love again, eating junk food again...you get the drift) what it really comes down to is what gets in the way of us doing all those things we say we want to do and at the bottom of that is what we're truly committed to.

 

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Are You Stressing Yourself Out? (And What To Do About It)

Are You Stressing Yourself Out? (And What To Do About It)

When was the last time you just stopped what you were doing to take a moment to just be and breathe? Stress and chaos seem to be the common speed for so many of us these days with every moment filled with something "to-do," always pushing forward and rarely taking a moment or two to pause and just be where we are.

Stress can unconsciously become like a drug to some of us. We're fueled by it, feed off of it, talk about how stressed we are all the time but never really do anything about it.

Why???

Do we feel stuck in place? Scared of what would happen if we slowed down even a little bit? Or do we not want to know what thoughts and feelings we might have to face and actually work through if our bodies and minds settled into a few moments of silence and solitude? Or maybe we're afraid of losing our edge if we let compassion and vulnerability replace judgment and putting on a brave face?

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How I Finally Quit Coffee For Good

How I Finally Quit Coffee For Good

Last fall I was trying, unsuccessfully, to quit drinking coffee. I've always loved coffee. Like really, really, really loved it. But I'd finally hit a point where I was doing so many things to lower the unnecessary stress in my life and boost my energy that it just started to irritate me that I couldn’t kick the coffee habit to the curb.

Coffee was stressing my body out and I was over it. But I also felt that pull every morning like my life wouldn't be complete without that steaming mug in my hand to start the day. I was hooked and couldn’t remember the last time a day had gone by when I hadn’t had a cup, or two, or more. 

Like with anything, my decision to stop was a totally personal choice based on what I was going through to try and heal my adrenals, but that's really what all of this is about.

As we delve into what "wellness" really means to us we have to make choices about what's most important to us.

So I had to ask myself, do I want to feel better or do I want to keep drinking coffee?

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My Story of Burning Out, Bouncing Back and Breaking Through

My Story of Burning Out, Bouncing Back and Breaking Through

Over the past year and a half I’ve shared a lot about what was going on with me in terms of my spiritual and personal growth, but the one thing I didn’t share about publicly was the debilitating burnout I was experiencing in the midst of it all.

I didn’t write or talk about it at first because I didn’t want it to be happening to me. I didn’t want to admit that I couldn’t “do it all” and was worried what people would think. I was ashamed I couldn’t just suck it up and push through like so many other people seemed to do.

I mean, we all know people who are stressed all the time and seem like they’re exhausted and overwhelmed, but they keep going and push through it all, right? 

But then it got to the point where I couldn’t remember anything and could barely put two words together, and that's when I got really scared...

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36 Things I've Learned in 36 Years

36 Things I've Learned in 36 Years

This list is a product of all the influences I’ve had throughout my life from childhood until now, but really came in to form when I discovered the work of teachers like Brené Brown, Gabby Bernstein, and Marianne Williamson a couple years ago.

Their teachings are the thread through this list for sure, but overall, it is my interpretation of the messages found in their work and the things I've learned from friends, family, and strangers alike who have touched my life. It is my expression of the lessons I’ve seen to be true in my own life and the ones I am still learning more about every day. 

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