Always Well Within

Calm Your Mind, Ease Your Heart, Embrace Your Inner Wisdom

Month: April 2017

Is Meditation the Best Solution for Stress and Overwhelm?

Too busy to meditate?

Have you tried to meditate to manage stress and overwhelm, but found it impossible to maintain a regular practice?

No doubt, you want to meditate for a reason. You know that mindfulness meditation is good for you – for your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

But perhaps you’ve come to see meditation as another pressure and resent the time it takes away from your real-world obligations. Sometimes, you may feel aversion at the very thought of meditation. And, when you try to meditate amidst all the pressing demands of your life, sitting still may feel excruciatingly difficult.

How do you get through this?

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Just the Best: How to Stress Less, Under-Calendar, Face Your Cravings & More

I don’t know everything that’s happening astrologically (could it be the 5 planets in or near retrograde?), but I feel like a wave of intensity hit me at the start of April and has hardly stopped for a second.

Has it been that way for you too?  If so, you’re not alone.  At least, I’m with you.

Whatever’s happening, I trust we can see this through and be all the better for it, if we commit to caring for ourselves, authenticity, and courage, even if we’re only able to take the tiniest of steps.

With this in mind, I’ve included articles on how to turn down the volume on stress, simplify your life, and fortify yourself in this edition of my favorite self-improvement and personal development articles.  Here’s to building our resilience, staying aligned with our truth, and expanding our compassionate presence.

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Want to Get Better? 6 Ways a Health Coach Can Help

6 Ways a Health Coach Can Help You

After 13 years of undiagnosed chronic illness, I had pretty much given up on doctors, natural and allopathic, and healers of all types.  Although a few doctors provided an important piece of the puzzle, no one could figure me out completely.  The medicine and supplements they prescribed usually made me worse.

I’ve learned to manage my own symptoms, primarily through diet and carefully selected supplements.  My energy is limited, my life is boundaried, but I rarely experience dramatic symptoms if I follow my self-prescribed protocol.  I can do so much more than many people with chronic illness.

That doesn’t mean I’m healed at all.  With one slip, symptoms return, with multiple slips they compound.

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15 of the Most Awesome Self-Care Gifts Ever

Awesome self-care gifts.

Working too hard, feeling overwhelmed by family responsibilities, or dealing with an ongoing challenge?

Maybe it’s time to turn your attention back to yourself and to your own self-care.

Although we often brush it aside, self-care is not optional if you want to be happy and healthy, and stay the course.  Regular self-care ensures you feel grounded, think clearly, and dwell in a comfortable emotional zone. It helps you to modulate stress, which, in excess, can quickly deplete your joy, upset your relationships, and compromise your health.

I do my best to make self-care a priority.  Over the years, Iʻve gathered a wonderful repertoire of self-care practices and resources, that Iʻd love to share with you today.   Think of them as gifts to yourself, which you so deserve, and as gifts you can bestow on others whom you love.

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How to Let Go of Your Stories & Be Happy Again

Self-Responsibility | Self-Empowerment | Intentional Living

If you want to let go of your stories, all those unhappy thought patterns and emotional quirks that permeate every part of your life, ones that are based on false beliefs about yourself, you must decide with complete conviction on these two things:

  • Your thoughts create your experience of the world.
  • You have the power to change your thoughts.

Complete conviction won’t come immediately, it’s something you’ll need to develop over time.  But you can, in an instant, make a commitment to align with these truths as best you can.

Your Thoughts Create Your Experience of the World

Let’s look at what these two phrases mean.

First, when I say your thoughts create your experience of the world, I’m not speaking about the Law of Attraction, which I don’t subscribe to.  Here’s why:

4 Reasons I Don’t Believe In the Law of Attraction.

What I mean is that our ordinary mind filters everything it perceives outwardly and inwardly so you rarely, if ever, see things as they truly are.  You simply see things as you believe them to be, based on your habits, beliefs, and conditioning.

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