Overwhelm. It’s quite possibly one of the worst feelings out there. It can be a source of anxiety, it can make you feel like you “just can’t”, it can hinder your ability to push forward, create self-doubt, make you feel incompetent…..1it’s overwhelming thinking about overwhelm!
Sometimes it's important to remind yourself of what you're really capable of, what your personal boundaries are, and what's most important to you. These 40 truths are powerful statements you can come back to when you need to be reminded of your worth, power, and your ability to make decisions that fuel your life and existence. Being mindful and living in the moment allows you to always come back to yourself and take the action you need.
The world of journaling is a magical place. No matter what your interests, beliefs, or desires, a journal can help you build a deeper sense of awareness and creativity in your life. And here's the fun part:
Ever wonder why it feels like you can’t make time for yourself? The idea of “you time” seems impossible and when you DO have the time and the energy, you don’t always take action to do the things you know you really need to do?
It wasn't until this past year that I realized I was a highly sensitive person (or that that was a thing with a definition and nuances I could totally identify with). Feeling the emotions of others sounds nuts but if you're also an empath you'll know how draining it can be when you pick up on it constantly.
In parts of Polynesian and Melanesian cultures, there is a strong belief in spirits and their ability to have an impact or power on objects. This power or force is referred to as mana and can be interrupted in many different ways depending on the object, and whether or not it has a negative or positive attribute tied to it.
Every now and then we feel a strong tug within our bones letting us know an emotion is about to overwhelm us that will be hard to manage. Intuitively we know what we think, how we feel, and what we’d like to do, but more often than not, something stops us altogether in a swift and heavy urgency…guilt.
Growing up, I was always taught that it doesn't cost anything to be a decent person. The words we use, how we interact with others, how well we listen or respond when someone says something unexpected or different than what we're used to --- there is always a way to be respectful vs. ignorant, hurtful or plain mean.
The new year. Whether you're waiting for it, just stepped into it, or are thinking about it from either side, it's often a time of excitement and pressure. Don't get me wrong, I love the start of something new, the idea that what's before us is in our control, that new things, better things, are on their way.
I first heard about TED Talks about 10 years ago when I was spending a lazy Saturday at my computer playing the YouTube game. I remember watching one...and then another...and then becoming fascinated and intrigued by the various topics and amazing presenters. It wasn't long before I was hooked and always looking for more.
On less-than-strong days, when our shadow creeps up – the “dark side” of our personality, as Carl Jung described it – comprised of what we tend to deem shameful, unacceptable, ugly, and want to deny (the parts that make us think: ugh, this again? Am I not over this yet?) we best rise to the occasion of dealing with it. Otherwise, it’s all too easy to get down to that place of feeling powerless to it.
When I first learned about the powers of meditation, I thought I'd need to sit crossed legged on the floor, surrounded by mystical lighting and deep intentions. While that still sounds blissful (adding tranquility room to my vision board), meditation can happen in many forms and also evolves over time as a unique and individual experience.
Jenny Eden Berk shares 6 unexpected or more unfamiliar ways you can move towards self-love and self-acceptance no matter what your size or where you are on your health journey. I’d love to hear your thoughts and in the comments section and please add some strategies you use for yourself as well!
It seems to be a trend these days. Make more time for YOU, put yourself first, devote time to taking care of you. For some, this is embraced with open arms, and for others, it's a whole new realm of perspective that might feel different, uncomfortable, or even selfish.
At one point you may have thought, “What would I tell myself 10 years ago with what I know now?” Ah yes, the perspective we gain through the crap we have to deal with!! But really, there is so much we continually learn as we experience life.