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HOW TO Move Through Grief

01/12/2022

Grief is a natural response to loss. Often it can be overwhelming, and you can experience all kinds of unexpected emotions. It is a unique process for every individual, and we should not compare the way we grieve to the way others do. It’s important to be patient with yourself and practice mental, emotional, and physical self-care. There are typically five stages of grief: Denial: “This can’t be happening to me.” Anger: “Why is this happening? Who is to blame?” Bargaining: “Make this not…

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Why You Should Take DANCE BREAKS DURING THE DAY

02/09/2022

The past decade or so has made a major case for mindfulness, and we absolutely back that. We’re No. 1 fans, seriously. Peep our journal selection. But when it comes to anxiety, it’s a complicated animal. It can live deep within our bodies and can take months or even years to access through a meditation practice, especially if we’re just setting out. So how do we tap into our bodies down to the core? Allow us to introduce the age-old method known…

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The Healing Benefits of a CRYSTAL SINGING PYRAMID

01/09/2022

A singing what? A crystal singing pyramid is not only pretty to look at, but chock-full of powerful symbolism, healing vibrations, and somatically calming chimes. We spotted one in Kendall’s room and our interest was piqued— it’s futuristic, it’s spiritual, it sparkles. We wanted to know just what it was adding to her sanctuary of rest and abundance. The pyramid shape itself is one of restorative, enduring power. Using the exact angles of the great pyramids of Egypt, these crystalline…

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Mindfulness Exercises if MEDITATING ISN’T YOUR THING

09/08/2022

The point of meditation is to surrender and to relinquish control, says Tamarin Oblowitz, M.A. Clinical Psych, spiritual and holistic therapist, and founder of EmpowHER Healing. Raise your hand if the thought of relinquishing control sounds terrifying. For those of us who aren’t big fans of meditation, it’s OK—there are other mindfulness modalities we can try that offer similar benefits (think: decreased anxiety, increased self-awareness, more creativity). Below, Tamarin shares three mindfulness exercises to try if you’re not a fan of meditation. 1. A grounding exercise “Sit upright…

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Are you GASLIGHTING YOURSELF?

01/08/2022

Gaslighting feels terrible. If a friend or loved one has ever made you question your sense of reality by downplaying or manipulating a situation, it’s absolutely awful. You feel unseen, unheard, and start to believe that you’re crazy, despite your best instincts, understanding, and personal experience. What’s even more dangerous? Doing it to yourself. Leaning into your feelings and emotions isn’t easy, but being honest with yourself is a crucial start to understanding boundaries, self-love, and setting yourself up for growth. Taking…

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THE POWER of Play

27/07/2022

When is the last time you took time to genuinely just play? Jumping on the trampoline, laughing during a game of truth or dare, running around in the park or your backyard, jumping in the pool with all your clothes on, bringing out your favorite board game—the list of ideas goes on. What matters most is finding a playful outlet that brings a smile to your face. We tend to refer to the word “play” with children. They have their…

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What’s Your RELATIONSHIP WITH ANGER?

23/07/2022

We are conditioned to think of anger as a completely negative experience, when in reality it’s a natural reaction on the spectrum of emotions. When we shame it in such a way, we suppress it, feel guilt around it, or harbor it inside our bodies. This could let it morph and grow into something else entirely—something typically deeper, more stuck, more harmful, or harder to release.Coming to terms with anger as a normal human emotion or reaction is the first step in how we manage…

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Yes, CRYING Can be a FORM OF SELF-CARE

20/07/2022

What better time to talk about the benefits of crying than the middle of Cancer season? All this water sign energy has us in our feelings, so we wanted to take a minute to remind everyone that crying—no matter what season we’re in—is good for us and is even a form of self-care. “Crying helps you express strong emotions in a safe way,” says Aimee Daramus, Psy.D, a Chicago therapist specializing in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and trauma. “It‘s all about…

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5 Ways to GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD

16/07/2022

What goes on inside our heads, and the quality of our thoughts, affects our lives in so many ways—our moods, confidence, relationships, self-love, compassion, self-care, and much more. Learning how to get out of our heads and change our thought habits is key. To do so, we have to use certain tools for relief to eventually get rid of negative thoughts. Here are five achievable ways you can do this: 1) Take action. Break free from your cycling thoughts by: • Going for a…

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Are you GASLIGHTING YOURSELF?

25/04/2022

Gaslighting feels terrible. If a friend or loved one has ever made you question your sense of reality by downplaying or manipulating a situation, it’s absolutely awful. You feel unseen, unheard, and start to believe that you’re crazy, despite your best instincts, understanding, and personal experience. What’s even more dangerous? Doing it to yourself. Leaning into your feelings and emotions isn’t easy, but being honest with yourself is a crucial start to understanding boundaries, self-love, and setting yourself up for growth. Taking…

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