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5-books-that-have-helped-with-my-stress-anxiety

I’ve done a lot of things over the years to work on managing my anxiety and also the stress levels that create even MORE anxiety. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to anxiety and panic attacks, less is truly more!I started off by learning to do yoga in my living room back in 2010. In 2012 I added running – something I used to do on the cross country team back in high school. I also worked on meditation in fits and spurts. Right now…

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how-to-use-affirmations-to-improve-your-life

One of the most amazing things about the human brain is that as complex as it may be, you can trick it into believing something just by repeating it often enough. The downside, of course, is that if you constantly tell yourself, “I’m not good enough” or “I am terrible at [insert whatever you’re telling yourself here]” or “I’m stupid,” then you’ll start to genuinely feel that it’s true. The not-always-obvious upside, though, is that this means you can change your story…

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how-to-beat-the-monday-or-any-day-blues

The blues suck, am I right? A lot of people suffer from the Monday Blues, when the weekend is over, the work week has just begun, and Friday night seems like an eternity away. Sometimes the Monday Blues actually start on Sunday, which can really rob you of the remainder of your weekend. I mean, the weekend is almost over, do you really want to waste what’s left fretting about Monday (and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and…)? Yeah, I didn’t think so.It’s easier said than done…

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how-to-find-time-for-a-meditation-practice

I know how it goes. You welcomed in the new year (or maybe you just decided to create some new habits regardless of the date on the calendar) and you decided you really wanted to start meditating regularly. You had great intentions too! Maybe you downloaded a app or found some meditation videos to follow, or perhaps you simply created a new alarm on your phone to ring daily to remind yourself to sit and meditate.But how often do you make a resolution to yourself only to find life…

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holiday-gift-guide-for-the-stressed-out-person-in-your-life

Once upon a time I was a child of the 80s and I had no idea what stress was. I went to school, came home, played with Barbies in my room or GI Joe figures outside with the boy up the street, and spent my weekend and summers out on my bike. There was no stress. Perhaps you grew up like this too.Then we grew up and found jobs, got our own apartments or houses, and became bill-paying adults trying to figure out how you live your life…

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There are so many things I wish I knew before I started meditating.Remember when meditation used to bring about images of Buddhist monks in robes, sitting in a cave high up in the mountains, thinking about nothing for hours and hours on end?To be honest, a lot of people STILL likely visualize that when someone mentions meditation.I didn’t quite think it was necessary to incorporate all of that, but I do admit I had some pre-conceived notions about meditation in the past. I put off…

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meditation-for-menstrual-cramps

Sorry gentlemen, while meditation can benefit anyone and everyone, this one is geared towards the ladies!(Although if you’re a man who has a woman in his life who deals with this issue, you might want to pass this post along to help them out!)Once a month, pretty much like clockwork, I find myself clenching my jaw and trying not to let the entire world know that I am currently dealing with painful PMS cramps. I’m pretty lucky, it usually only lasts for the first day of…

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meditation-for-drama

It never fails right? You’re having a great day and then someone else’s nonsense blows up in your face and leaves you frustrated and annoyed. Why is that? It has nothing to do with you, but you’re the one left with the fallout. How irritating! That’s exactly why you need a simple meditation for drama in your life.No matter how well you might be managing yourself, sometimes bullshit from other people may slip into your own life. It is so important for your mental health…

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I want to preface this with my official disclaimer: For the most part I am an excellent sleeper. I’m not very good about actually getting myself into bed; I’m usually up until at least midnight on work nights and when the weekend hits? Well, weekends are when I just might be up until 3 or 4 am for whatever reason. I’m just a night owl, and it’s pretty difficult for me to change myself into an early to bed, early to rise girl (I’m a…

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