I admit, I don’t like the site of blood, especially when it’s that deep crimson kind. This was exactly the kind that was coming from the gash on my sons scalp. As I’m driving, my head swirled with worries about all the possible outcomes, while doing my best to seem enthusiastic in keeping my son engaged in conversation about his favorite topic: Pokemon. … More How A Small Bracelet Gave Me BIG Self Care Results In The ER!
Regardless of the wounds had from having gone through the collective crucible of 2017, we always have the choice to turn to ourselves for our own healing balm through the practice of gratitude.
It’s nothing short of phenomenal to me that science is increasingly backing up that, through a consistent practice, we can regularly trigger a flow of good hormones, activate our brain and soothe our nervous system. On our path to creating a purposeful life, we can’t ignore how science is essentially letting us know that we have within us, a free-feel-good pharmacy that we can tap into at any time to help us make better choices.
That is the litmus test isn’t it? when chaos ensues and the !#% hits the fan where are you? Are you running from it? Are you fighting it?
I’m present because what I’m doing feels so good. Although waves of fear come over me and manifest as a clenched chest, heavy shoulders, tightening stomach, sweaty palms etc., my mind is pulled back from indulging in it time and time again. In being brought to the present moment, my old habits …are derailed
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Let’s be real here, we all have busy days that seem to snowball together, where un planned things happen and there’s an urgency in getting important things done. At these times it’s easy to have the fury of the moment crowd out (in your eyes) the value of this practice. When IN this “busy and overwhelmed vortex” you will definitely not be feeling the need for it. This is where the value of physical cues serves us. … More 15 Ways to Make Gratitude a Habit
Isn’t this the missing piece that makes all the difference when navigating a rough patch in our lives?, that precious clarity that cuts through the heart of difficult situations and makes the fog disperse? Acceptance for where we are, in all its sometimes, humiliating messiness, is the precursor of this beloved.. … More How Gratitude Grows Your Stress Resilience
Gratitude expands and widens. To choose to open up to it in the midst of feeling vulnerable and raw is nothing less than brave and a statement of choosing life…The weight and tenderness of raw sadness when fully allowed sinks us into deeper levels of feeling. As if with every navigation through pain and heartbreak a deeper well of feeling is unearthed and equally deep and enjoyable feelings can then be experienced. … More What This Cowboy Teaches Us About The Power of Sadness
What then followed, happened in a matter of minutes at most. In the split second of internal effort to reach for gratitude (because it was effort) the heavy sadness lightened and that familiar stirring of warmth in my chest resurfaced. What followed was what I can only describe as a kind of dam that had been broken through within me by a powerful surge of deep joy, reverence, awe and euphoria. … More How Gratitude Can Fundamentally Shift Your Life
Gratitude if used, can be a basic mental/emotional self care habit that is as powerful as drinking more water, sleeping more, exercising and meditation. Its one of those that no matter who you are, what you believe, what religion you follow , how old you are etc. it will reap benefits almost immediately. … More Why This Thought to be New Age Fluff Practice Actually Works