5 Reminders to Empower You When You’re Stressed

They say life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it. I agree. It’s easy to let our emotions get the best of us – it’s familiar territory. But what’s groundbreaking is taking control and not letting our fleeting emotions affect how we show up in the world. When we’re stressed, our emotions are ruling our thoughts. Our ability to calm down is clouded by the emotional response we’re experiencing. The good news is that we have the…

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How to Say No Politely to Reduce Stress in Your Life

As a natural people pleaser, I hate saying no. Too many times I’ve said yes to things I hate, things I didn’t have time for, and things that weren’t serving me – just because I hate saying no. Once I realized that saying no more often meant saying YES to myself, I made it a point to set boundaries in my life. If you’re always saying yes to everything, you sacrifice the time you have to spend on things that truly matter to you. You may…

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7 Things You Need to Make Your Home a Stress-Free Haven

After a trying day, long vacation, or a night out, there is truly no place like home. But is your home giving you the stress-relief and restoration it’s supposed to bring you? If the answer is no, it’s time to change that. Your home is your sanctuary from the chaos that you may encounter in the world. It should make you feel happy, safe and relaxed. *This post may contain affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I…

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12 Mind, Body and Soul Activities to Relieve Stress Fast and Help You Relax

Between work demands, home responsibilities, constant digital connection, and everything else going on in the world, stress is an inevitable part of our lives. While we can’t just flip a switch and be immune to stress, we do have control over how much we let it affect us. *This post may contain affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. The truth is…

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How to be Mindful Daily to Slow Down and Simplify Your Life

How often do you really appreciate the present moment? If you’re saying not enough, I’m right there with ya. The truth is that we’re all guilty of being distracted. Whether we’re eating, driving, working, or cleaning, we’re often thinking ahead or dwelling on the past leaving no room to take in the moment that we’re experiencing. Our awareness of the present moment becomes clouded and cluttered. These spiraling thoughts that hijack our present often turn into worries that only makes us feel even more stressed,…

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