Calm Down and Ground Yourself
We so often operate from the head up, we can almost forget to breathe. Need a bathroom break? That’ll have to wait. Hungry or tired? Again, the body must be patient and adapt to our schedule of priorities.
When we are stressed, it really doesn’t feel good – so we tend to find a myriad of ways to “check out” of having to actually feel anything. This is where problems can arise. Ignoring your feelings and your body’s signals often escalates over time. What started out as a quiet tap on the shoulder can become a tug of the arm and then snowball into a full-on panic attack or temper tantrum.
Regularly grounding yourself brings your awareness back into the body. It allows you to feel more of your emotions. Once you can acknowledge your feelings, you can be guided by them. If you walk with the conscious intention of connecting to the Earth, you can easily ground yourself. Imagining a rod extending from your tailbone into...
Calm Down & Believe in Magic
We have been hypnotized and conditioned to be “realistic.” But believing that your scraped knee will heal on its own just doesn’t seem real. To me, even the medical explanation as to how that healing happens is mind boggling and unfathomable…so too are the facts that we are spinning through space, we were once a fertilized egg, and plants give off oxygen.
Worse than being realistic is being incredibly desensitized to the magic that is undeniably everywhere. The notion that we can wirelessly transmit our thoughts through text in an instant and have our computer, television and telephone on a single device that we can pop into our pockets is not anywhere near anything I once thought would be possible. I remember having to sit down when I used the telephone because the receiver was attached by a spiralling cord. Now we're multi-tasking nearly everywhere we go. In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world, learning to calm...
I used to be normal…I used to believe in that which was logical and explainable. In fact, I was raised to be realistic but that didn't stick because I’ve had so many unusual experiences that have changed my perspective and my life.
Here’s one story…years ago, when I was married, my husband and I bought a cottage in Muskoka. We lived in Toronto and we could only get there on some weekends and holidays. Nonetheless, it still needed some light furnishing and decor. Being the non designer that I am, I went into a store that sold posters and I found a matching set that met my criteria exactly. They were both colourful and cottagey. One picture was of fish and the other, of birds and I had them both plaque - mounted and hung in the basement bedroom of our cottage.
A few months later, as my thirty-fifth birthday was approaching, my husband and I were at the point in our relationship when we began discussing when would be the right time to start a family. In fact, I...
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