A representation of an irrational fear, a shark in a swimming pool

What is an Irrational Fear

Some of the things, people, and events we encounter bring about a real reason to be fearful for our safety. Other times though, we have what are called irrational fears, that still feel very real to us in the moment, but aren’t actually as dangerous as we think they are. Understanding what an irrational fear …

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If You Avoid Being Uncomfortable

Just call me Goldilocks. You know, from the story of The Three Bears. She doesn’t want anything too hot, too cold, too hard, or too soft. She wants to stay in her zone and avoid being uncomfortable in any way. This sounds all well and good, but the flip side of this coin is that …

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What is the Vagus Nerve

The vagus nerve is such an important part of our bodies, and affects our overall health, yet most people have never heard of it, and doctors rarely mention it. I’d like to help you have a basic understanding of what the vagus nerve is, and how it relates to the rest of your body, so …

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What is a Mantra

When we want to change a habit, or a belief that is tripping us up, it’s not enough to just identify and release the old belief. To really ground it in, we must also create a new belief for ourselves. Missing this step can lead us to quickly fall back into the very habits that …

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14 Unique Gift Ideas

This post is two-fold…I want to give you some unique gift ideas, while also supporting small businesses and/or businesses that sell eco-friendly products. So, I’ve compiled an assortment of a few of my favorites, that I think you’ll love too. A quick disclaimer: There are a couple of these links that are affiliate links – …

Expect Good in Life

How to Expect Good in Life

Do you find yourself constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop? Is it hard for you to expect good in life because you are constantly worrying about all of the what ifs? I was talking to a friend recently about this…about how we often get stuck waiting for something bad to happen because we’re …

Practice Failing with something small, like growing this houseplant.

Why All of Us Should Practice Failing

I can hear your voice now, “You want me to what now? Practice something that I normally actively avoid at all cost?” My answer is a resounding “Yes”, and here’s why: We learn from our failures. Our confidence, flexibility, and resilience grow by leaps and bounds when we fail at something and then learn how …

The Path of Learning to Love the Journey

Learning to Love the Journey

You’ve heard the phrase, “it’s about the journey, not the destination”. I want to take that one step further and say, “it’s not just about the journey, it’s about learning to love the journey and not resist it”. Too many times in our lives, we set ourselves up for disappointment because we focus solely on …