Category: S.E.L.F. Care

I can’t keep my mind quiet. It keeps racing. Is there anything I can do?

Mindy, The first step is not to pick a fight with your mind and experience it as your adversary. Make friends with your incredible mind and brain. Create a plan that helps you relax your mind. This helps you create greater happiness and mental and physical health. Take a meditation or mindfulness class. If you…
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Why should I be thankful for my body?

Patricia, Most of us go to work, eat, sleep and live our entire lives without thanking our body for the miraculous work it does. You should be thankful to your body because it works very hard for you; your heart beats 3.3 billion times in your lifetime, you breathe 6 quarts of air every minute,…
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How do I start journaling?

Kelli, Research shows us there are health benefits to writing your thoughts, emotions, and experiences down on paper. To begin journaling: Choose the best time of day to journal. Take five minutes in the carpool line, when you get back from lunch, or before you go to bed. If you have more time, journal more;…
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How do I take a cleansing breath?

Adriane, To take a cleansing breath: Inhale deeply into your belly, through the nose (if you can’t, use your mouth), bringing the air deeply into the lower lobes of your lungs. As you do this your abdomen will rise. On your out breath, your abdomen will sink back into your spine. Be aware of your…
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What is apathy?

Lorie, Apathy is a real death sentence to your life. When you just don’t have curiosity, don’t care, and don’t get involved in life, you are dead. Apathy is seductive because you just sit on the sidelines of life, criticize others, and do nothing. Whatever philosophy, spirituality, or religion you espouse, none of them honor…
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How can I stop worrying?

Maya, Worry is negative guided imagery. When we allow our minds to imagine what “could” happen, it is nothing more than negative guided imagery. Our worries are not real, but worrying will rob you of your life. The fact is most of your worries will never happen, and worrying will only keep you living in…
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What is living from the inside out?

Hailey, I have come to see that the path to one’s true Self comes from living from the inside out. It is the keystone teaching of all the great religious and spiritual teachers throughout time and can be distilled down into one basic message: Look within, listen, and live from your center. Living from the…
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How can I find direction in life?

Lauren, We have our own inner global positioning system (GPS). When we choose to accept responsibility for our own happiness, we become aware of our internal compass. Our internal GPS will guide us. We can choose to be more aware of internal GPS, pay attention, and then choose the direction of our life. Just like…
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What is my authentic self?

Brooke, Your authentic Self is when you feel at one with your Self and your experience. You experience a sense of energy, power, and connection. The ancients used to call this “the place of knowing.” You “know” you are aware and fully present. This is an experience of fullness and communion. It feels as if…
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What are the possible benefits of work-life balance?

Ashe, When a company promotes work-life balance for its employees, it benefits the employees, their families, and that all-important bottom line. A corporation that focuses on work-life balance provides a “benefits package” that does not add to the cost of payroll, so everyone wins. Encouraging self-care, stress reduction, and wellness gives enormous and lasting benefits…
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