How has 2017 been for you? I can tell by my own social media feeds that the tension is not dissipating for most.
Why am I bringing this up? Not to talk about my political viewpoint, that’s for sure. What I do want to share are some ways we can bring peace back to our lives, relationships and social media feeds.
Here are four things you can do to make YOUR world a bit more peaceful:
– Take a break – Our brains aren’t designed to handle the constant bombardment of news, causes, arguments, and opinions. I meditate to get away from the stresses of the day. I turn off social media to get away from the stressed of the world. It’s ok to take a time out.
– Don’t engage – ‘You don’t have to attend every argument to which you are invited’. If someone starts resorting to name calling, or lacks the respect to hear your point of view, simply don’t engage. It’s not worth your energy.
– Be compassionate – Everyone has a story, and their own foundation for their viewpoints. I recently had the most beautiful discussion with someone who couldn’t be more opposite than I on many issues. We were able to discuss them, recognize each other’s points of view, and agree to disagree. That’s why they make vanilla and chocolate. We aren’t supposed to be clones, but we are supposed to try to understand each other – lovingly.
– Remember who you are – I could break out into my favorite song from Moana on this one (if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend!). We are all a combination of light and dark. I have my dark days – where I get salty and sassy. I just don’t live there. I remember that I am a being of light. That I am here to share my light with others, and to spread love. Remember who you are. You are not inherently angry – even if a situation makes you feel that way. You are love.
Sending all of you SOUL much love!
They all have something in common….they love to tell you the “right” way to do something.
The right way to handle a situation. The right choice to make. The right path to take.
I believe that many on the above list have great insights based on experience, education and innate knowledge. But guess what? I believe that you have more. More insights into your own choices. More insights in how you should handle a situation. More than anyone outside of your soul could ever have.
Do you want to have an immediate rise in happiness? Start listening to yourself.
It doesn’t mean that you can’t take into account the opinions of others. It doesn’t mean that you can’t utilize the education and experience of others to help your process your decisions. You can still value the opinion of those around you, but the end choice? It’s yours.
If you know you need closure, seek it.
If you know you need to make a change, make it.
If you know that you are on the right track, don’t let anyone deter you.
Sending you so much love knowing that you are wise, powerful, and amazing beyond measure.
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like home security! No? Well, it definitely plays a role in relationships, so when Alarm.com reached out to me to ask a few questions about technology and love, I was all about it. Check out the article below!
99% of the time, I am happy. Truly happy, and content.
But I have been hurt. I have experienced heartache, and anger over that heartache, both against the situation, and the person involved.
Frankly, I’ve been still feeling angry about something that I thought would have blown over by now. It’s not worth the energy, I know that logically, and I’ve moved on in every way. But I’m still pissed.
_**And it’s ok.**_
It’s ok to be angry about something. It’s ok to feel anger against someone who hurt you, or broke your trust. I wrote in an Instagram post today how akin anger is to a crying toddler. The more you ignore it, the louder it will scream.
So what do we do about this anger?
Embrace it. Validate your anger – and yourself for feeling it, because _**it is ok to be angry**_. Never be afraid to feel your feelings. Talk them out. Write them out. Cry them out. Scream them out. The key word? OUT. The longer we hold in our feelings, or shame them by feeling they are “wrong”, the more damage they can do.
Let the feelings out. Accept their existence. Eventually, the pain will pass, and the wound will heal. And on the other side of that anger? There is new knowledge, perspective, and likely the puppies, rainbows and unicorns you’ve been missing.
Oh life! You sure know how to push my boundaries – and I LOVE it!
I recently learned about the gorgeous Northern Iceland and the possibility of doing a retreat there. So, my partner Laurel Attanasio and I started looking at it for an epic adventure in 2017. After all, seeing the Northern Lights has always been on my bucket list.
Then we found out that the Northern Lights may not be visible for 11 YEARS after this winter. That’s right, over a decade. What?! Time to push things up….a lot. (More HERE about the disappearance.)
So we have partnered with One Yoga Collective to find our inner lights and chase those magical views this March 6-12th!
In this amazing environment of deep tranquility, classes will focus on connecting with your inner light and absorbing all the amazing energy Iceland has to offer. An amazing yoga flow followed by hypnosis sessions to help spark your personal motivation so you can shine your light throughout the world!
Daily Yoga and Group Hypnosis
Two Snow Shoe Excursions: Water Fall Hike and Island Hike
Northern Light Chasing (AHHHH!)
Excursion to the Famous Myvatn Geothermic Volcanic Region with Nature Spa
Beautiful Accommodations and Most Meals
Picturesque Flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri
Free Time in Both Reykjavik to Akureyri
This is an adventure you will not want to miss and it will sell out quickly!
For further details and to grab your spot click HERE!
**Receive $300 OFF if you register by December 15!**
PS – If you need further convincing, read here why Lonely Planet listed Akureyri, Iceland as it’s favorite place to visit in Europe!
PPS – Nonstop flights from the NYC area are under $500!