Four Things I’ve Learned From Practicing Meditation

Four Things I’ve Learned From Practicing Meditation

I have been told for more than half of my life that I should try meditating. I would always respond with, “I can’t meditate!” or “It’s physically impossible for me to stop thinking for a second, let alone five to ten minutes!” And many other iterations of the same sentiment. Back in September, I hit rock bottom with my anxiety and depression and decided that for once I would try something I had never (sincerely) done before. I started meditating five months ago (and this is what happened). Premeditated Erin Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by your own mind. via GIPHY I have struggled with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) as far back as I can remember. To be real, since as young as five years old, where I felt what I would later call, ‘panic attacks’. My Montessori school referred to my behaviour as a ‘tantrum’, but it was severe overwhelm and fears that my child-mind could not communicate properly. Naturally, the child panic manifested into teenage anxiety and depression, which led to multiple eating disorders and a host of other bad habits throughout my 20’s and (most of my) 30’s. The problem was always my… View Post
Three Tips for Healthier Eating

Three Tips for Healthier Eating

Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, as the junk food items we regularly enjoy strike out when it comes to providing vital nutrients and the healthier eating our bodies need. Addiction can set in, health issues can arise, and we might one day regret our dependency on those foods that we’ve grown to rely on so much.  So, there’s no way around it – junk foods can be enjoyable to eat. From sugary cakes to the occasional takeaway, we can gain much satisfaction from the foods that manipulate our tastebuds.  To ensure a healthier life, you do need to cut back on processed, nutrient sparse foods, especially if you have already struggled with mental or physical health-related problems associated with food, such as emotional eating.   Check out these three tips for healthier eating #1: START YOUR DAY THE RIGHT WAY If you eat a nutritious breakfast in the morning, some studies suggest you will be less likely to fall hungry later in the day, and less likely to face the temptation to snack on anything that isn’t good for you. Eating around 15g of protein is the best way to stave off pre-lunch hunger and stabilise blood… View Post
The Importance of Having Trust In Your Doctor**

The Importance of Having Trust In Your Doctor**

The relationship between doctor and patient is an important one, but often misunderstood or underrepresented. As a result, you could find developing effective communication with your doctor a challenge. Lack of understanding between doctors and patients is relatively common because some believe that doctors do not have their patient’s best interests at heart. Read on to learn more about the importance of having trust in your doctor. TRUST MAKES IT EASIER TO COMMUNICATE It’s essential to maintain healthy communication with your doctor to trust them. Trust makes it easier for you to speak confidently about specific issues, and it also means that you can more openly talk to them about your health concerns. When it comes to healthcare, being your own best advocate is the best way for a doctor to understand your struggles and needs thoroughly. When you trust that your best interest is at heart, you will be more inclined to receive the best care available. TRUST MAKES DIAGNOSIS MORE BELIEVABLE Many people fail to accept their doctor’s diagnosis because they haven’t developed a trusting doctor/patient relationship. However, failure to listen to their advice could potentially cost your health. Trust in your physician provides a healthy level of… View Post
The Perfect Energy Healing Bath for Empaths (and Highly Sensitive People)

The Perfect Energy Healing Bath for Empaths (and Highly Sensitive People)

Are you an Empath or Highly Sensitive Person who struggles with restoring and detoxing from all of the daily stressors? For those of us who take on or are triggered by the influence of external energy, we have to find ways to cut the negative cords and restore inner peace. This is post is all about the perfect energy healing bath for Empaths (and Highly Sensitive People). HOW I DISCOVERED MY EMPATHIC NATURE About ten years ago, I was living in New York City. Throughout my life, I’ve often encountered people mysteriously drawn to me. One day, while I was walking down Houston Street with a friend, a man started to walk along with us. He was asking me for ten dollars. He didn’t just ask for the money but positioned his case in a way to explain why specifically it was ten dollars. He was currently homeless and needed the money for a bus ticket to Philadelphia. I gave him the ten dollars. Something inside of me connected with his desperation, and I knew that I needed to provide him with that money. My friend, of course, said, ‘you’re CRAZY to have given that guy your money!’ She then… View Post
Gaining Confidence After A Car Accident**

Gaining Confidence After A Car Accident**

There are many things to consider after a car accident. One of these things is you are going to struggle to get into a car again. An accident can lead to a lack of confidence, and in some cases, drivers never set back into a vehicle as a driver again. Beyond physical healing and overcoming the emotional trauma is gaining confidence after a car accident. The good news is that there are plenty of things that you could be doing to improve your confidence after an accident. If you want to get back behind the wheel and are struggling with your regular car, you may be better off with one of the best Vauxhall Motability Cars available. Getting back in the car itself is going to take time and possibly some physiotherapy, but it’s not impossible. What takes time is rebuilding your confidence to get back behind the wheel. TIPS FOR GAINING CONFIDENCE AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT Always start small when you’re feeling a lack of confidence about driving. The worst thing that you can do is go too big too soon. You can scare yourself doing that, and if you don’t take it slowly, you’re going to end up worse off. So,… View Post