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Get the weight of “should” off your shoulders

Get the weight of “should” off your shoulders

Should is the enemy of want and choose, and “shoulding” yourself can hold you back from true personal empowerment. Nevertheless, sometimes should can also be a tool for freedom. Take some time to think about what can happen if you’re more selective about your use of should and more open to the possibilities.

Stressed out? Two crystals, 15 minutes, and this exercise are all you need

Stressed out? Two crystals, 15 minutes, and this exercise are all you need

It’s important to spice up your daily self-care practice so that you do it with intention rather than on auto-pilot. Crystals are some of my favorite tools to “power up” my routine. Learn how to use crystals to balance your system in only 15 minutes—and find out about a new crystal healing toolbox I’m so proud to share with you!

[Video] How to show empathy without trying to fix

[Video] How to show empathy without trying to fix

How often have you shared your pain with family or friends and not felt supported? Do you simply show up when your friends need an ear—or do you give advice and try to fix things for them? This vlog shares 5 essential skills for listening with true empathy and 3 solutions for those times when you’re the one sharing but you don’t feel supported.

Coping with a world on fire

Coping with a world on fire

I lived through four wars from the time I was a child until I was a mother. It left me with lingering trauma and lots of empathy for mothers around the world who feel helpless to protect their children. In difficult times, I am grateful for the tools I have now that I didn’t have then.

Calling bullshit on fake positivity

Calling bullshit on fake positivity

What is fake positivity? It’s encouraging someone to “choose happiness.” Instead, help yourself and others to rise and shine when you fall by developing the emotional agility to connect with your emotions.

Time to Thrive: Our Post-Pandemic Role

Time to Thrive: Our Post-Pandemic Role

2020 was a doozy. While we learned a lot, we also face a lot of consequences and new challenges as we slowly emerge from our COVID-19 cocoons. Thriving may feel harder than ever before, but we all have the strength and the tools it takes to rise and shine.

Why empaths seek comfort (sometimes too much)

Why empaths seek comfort (sometimes too much)

Is there such a thing as being too comfortable? If you find yourself maximizing your space with creature comforts—or even escaping into food for comfort—maybe it’s time to re-evaluate your relationship with being comfortable.

[Video] The ONE thing you should do when bad things keep happening to you

[Video] The ONE thing you should do when bad things keep happening to you

Sometimes we find ourselves feeling like we’re stuck in a pattern of history repeating itself. We face the same challenges over and over until we think there’s something wrong with us. I have a lot of good advice for you in these times, but instead, I’m share the ONE thing you need to know to find your way to freedom.

[Video] How to take things less personally

[Video] How to take things less personally

“Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally…It has nothing to do with you.” While we may understand these wise words from don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements, how do we put them into practice? Try using this step-by-step formula.