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Disconnect to Connect: Reclaiming a Morning Routine

As you all know, the end of December through the end of February was quite the rollercoaster for Mike and I. I feel like we have been continuously treading water. Simply staying afloat and getting by. As March rolled around a sense of normalcy began to return, in fact a lot of great things happened. We had a wonderful trip to New Orleans, I got my new title at work, and we sold our condo! Things were definitely heading in the right direction. So why was it that two Saturdays ago I found myself crippled in bed with anxiety. Things have been moving in the right direction…so why did I feel as if I was slipping backwards? I realized that I needed to re-evaluate some of my habits. I needed to reclaim my routine

That tapping thing

I think one of the most frustrating things about how we as a culture talk about stress is that we constantly emphasize how bad stress is for you, but offer very little in terms of actual effective and easy to use tools to use to reduce our stress and create happier, healthier lives.  

Enter: that tapping thing.  AKA EFT (emotional freedom technique) or tapping.

The Power of I: Intuition & Intention Setting

"Within every storm there is intention, strength, and beauty" 

Ever since I was a little girl countless people have referred to me as an old soul. Being an old soul is often associated with having experience, wisdom, or a deeper understanding of the world around you. Am I an old soul simply because of all I have experienced, and been witness to, in my mere 29 years? Furthermore, many believe old souls are individuals who have learned from past lives or even incarnations.

One of the biggest roadblocks to the management of our mental health is rooted in our innate fear of failure. So many of these self-help books by big name motivational speakers can often do more harm than good. Readers often end up feeling increased pressure to solve their issues in the inspired “go big or go home” mindset of some of these authors and become discouraged when they can’t adhere to these massive changes for an extended period of time.