Mental health and well-being are important aspects of our overall health and quality of life. Good mental health allows us to maintain healthy and fruitful relationships and friendships, it enables us to be able to cope with the challenges of every day life, and it allows us the motivation and inspiration to achieve the goals we set for ourselves.
Taking good care of our mental health and well-being can involve activities such as, mindfulness practices, journalling, exercise and movement, therapy, and self-care. To name a few. Also the quality of food we eat has a profound effect on our overall health as well.
It is important for us to prioritize our mental well-being if we want to create harmony and balance within. And if needed, seeking help from a licensed practitioner or therapist can be highly beneficial if needed.
In today's blog I share with you 6 tips to improve your Mental Health and Well-Being.
I find the Universe to be so magical and mysterious. And part of the magic and mystery of the Universe is how it brings us signs and messages that help guide us on our journey. These signs and messages can appear in many different ways and one of the most common manifestations of this phenomena is through numbers. Repetitive and consecutive numbers. You may see repeating numbers appearing on the clock/phone, on license plates, advertisements, house numbers, receipts, money amounts, and in other ways.
Seeing repeating numbers can mean many different things to many different people, but if you’re anything like me, you might believe you’re seeing them for a reason. A synchronistic reason. And you may even believe they are being shown to you from a much higher source.
So, what is the significance of seeing repeating numbers and what exactly do they mean? You’re about to find out!
P.S. keep in mind the following meanings may not ring true for you, so it’s important to use your own discernment and trust your own inner knowing. The answers are always within you.
Creating a New Moon Ritual is a powerful way to connect with the New Moon and the abundant energies it brings. It’s an opportunity to set new goals, renew past goals, and to self reflect. As a result, you will know where you are on your journey, how far you’ve come, and where you want to go. Use this powerful New Moon Ritual to bring in abundance, love, and prosperity, and to help you release all negativity and self doubt.
In 2012 I experienced a Spiritual Awakening. There were many circumstances leading up to my awakening, however, at the time there was a theory going around that the world was going to end due to the end of the Mayan Calendar. I'll be honest, I was scared sh*tless. My anxiety was high, my stress was out of control, and all I thought about was that everyone was going to die. Everyone I loved was going to perish. It was horrible.
Needless to say, I was living in an all encompassing state of fear. Everything I did, said, and felt came from the energy of fear. I couldn't escape it. And it definitely wasn't healthy for me, or anyone around me.
“We make it especially hard for others to observe our trait because we are so responsive to our environments that we can be something like chameleons when around others, doing whatever it takes to fit in.
- Elaine N. Aron
Every word, thought, and belief we repeat to ourselves is an Affirmation. The Reticular Activating System in our brain makes these Affirmations a part of our identity and how we see ourselves and perceive the world around us. The more we think or speak of something, the more ingrained it becomes in our belief system. Imagine your brain as a computer, and your thoughts, words, and beliefs as the "downloads", which together becomes your operating system. Affirmations are a way to reprogram your computer so you operate from a more healthy and positive place that is aligned with your core truth.
There are seven main chakras in the body, starting from the base of your spine through to the crown of your head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible healing energy, called Prana, is vital life force energy which keeps you vibrant, healthy, and alive.
These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers and major organs in the body, as well as our emotional, psychological, and spiritual states of being. To keep our chakras balanced and healthy, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. When blockages occur, the energy flows are restricted and can cause emotional disruptions, as well as illness or dis-ease.
Since the mind, body, soul, and spirit are intimately connected, awareness of an imbalance in one area can help bring all the chakras back into balance.
Are you experiencing a shift in your soul? Is something awakening within you, making you question everything, including yourself? Are you starting to remember the truth of who you really are, but feel confused, lost, and alone?
What you may be experiencing is a Spiritual Awakening. Your soul is wanting to transcend beyond itself and transition into the next level of evolution. This is a good thing, but it can also be "scary" and unsettling when you don't know what is happening.
Spiritual growth is a process and it comes in waves. At times your soul may be in "rest mode", yearning for peace and quiet, for reflection of sorts. At other times it may feel like you are surging forward at high speed and there's no way to stop or slow down. When you experience deep transformation and inner growth, there will be moments of pain and grief as you let go of who you thought you were and become who you're meant to be.
Life seems to throw us chaos and stress on a regular basis—whether it’s our relationships, our work life, our finances, or our health, there always seems to be "something" that we're dealing with.
In response to the stresses we experience we just keep pushing through, doing our thing, and running on adrenaline to get us through each day. But all this does is deplete us, burn us out, and drain us of the energy we need to function in a healthy and balanced way.
It's important during stressful times that we take good care of our emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health. When we are stressed, our immune system is lowered thus potentially allowing illness and dis-ease to enter our bodies more easily. Taking the time to take care of yourself will only provide you with the vital energy you need to be more healthy and productive.
I've shared with you some simple ways you can tap into your calmer state of mind so you can be more resilient to the often chaotic world around you.
I remember from a young age that I was able to feel the emotions of others. Whether it was a family member, friend, or even a stranger, I could feel what they were feeling. Being so young however, I had no idea what was going on. I just knew I felt so deeply, and at times this "sensitivity," caused me anxiety and confusion. It also make me introverted and needing to spend a lot of time alone.
It wasn't until I started working with energy through my Reiki Practice, that I began to understand what was happening and why I was feeling what I was feeling. I also came to the realization that some people are a little more sensitive to energy than others. This is what one would call an Empath or a Highly Sensitive Person. An Empath is a person who can consciously and unconsciously tune into the emotional state of another.
After understanding that Empaths are highly sensitive to energies, things started to make more sense for me. Like the fact that I couldn't watch the news, and any kind of violence or cruelty would leave me feeling completely down and depressed for the entire day. I was holding onto energy and emotions that were not mine. It's no wonder why my anxiety was so high at times.
I also noticed that I felt overly uncomfortable engaging in "small talk," and inauthentic connections would make my skin crawl. I could just sense when something, or someone, didn't feel right.
Creating a morning ritual can be essential to achieving a successful, thriving, and abundant life. Studies have shown that the most common trait of highly successful people is the understanding of the power they have when it comes to co-creating their reality with the Universe.
One of the most effective ways of being a conscious co-creator is by implementing and maintaining a morning ritual. Ancient traditions clearly understood the power of rituals when it comes to reinforcing habits and changing the way we see and create our reality.
Many successful people tend to be early risers, waking up at what is often referred to as “the magical hour.” The early mornings are said to be a very spiritual time as it helps to soothe the soul and prepare you for the day ahead. Waking up a little bit earlier than usual will give you more time to focus on your goals as you begin the day with more energy, ease, and peace. Creating a morning ritual can reduce stress levels, improve mental clarity, and calm any anxieties you many be experiencing as you start your day.
Having a more structured morning helps you set the tone for your day and allows you to control your schedule, rather than having your schedule control you. As you start each day feeling refreshed and energized, you can better focus on the tasks ahead and where you need to prioritize your time and energy. Committing to a morning ritual will not only increase your productivity throughout the day, but as a result, it will also increase your levels of confidence and self esteem.
What is Self Love anyway, and what exactly does it mean? Self Love means, loving and caring for yourself like you do someone you love. It means holding space for yourself from a place of love, compassion, empathy, and non-judgment. It's also doing healthy things for yourself that foster and nourish your mind, body, soul, and spirit.
Love for self is so important, yet many of us don't give to ourselves the way we give to others. Why is that? Why do we not feel deserving or worthy of our own love? Well, it can be for many reasons, maybe we weren't loved the way we needed to be as a child and so we carried this unconscious belief that we aren't worthy of happy, healthy, and healing love. Maybe it's because we give to others so much of our lives, that we just don't know how to receive the very thing we give. Whatever the reason is, it's never to late to start working on how you show up for yourself and learning how to love every piece of who you are.
First thing I want you to know is you are, without a doubt, worthy of the greatest love of all and it's up to you to give yourself what you innately need and desire. When you love and accept yourself for all that you are, you build a strong sense of confidence that is unwavering and unstoppable. It's beyond powerful. Believe me, I've been there, I've done the work, and now here I am sharing with you. I'm also still a work in progress, as we all are, but for me, it's not about perfection, it's about learning and growing as we go, and doing the very best we can from where we are.
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The Universe is full of abundance, you can find it everywhere you go, and everywhere you look. The truth is, many of us focus on all the things we don't have, instead of focusing on all the things we do have.
When we focus on what we don't have, we tend to live in a state of lack with the desire to accumulate more and more in material things, never feeling satisfied or fulfilled. However taking time to recognize and acknowledge all the blessings we do have in our lives, will help create an abundant mindset that will leave you feeling like you have enough, and that you are enough.
This beautiful state will bring you more freedom, bliss, prosperity, and peace.
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I realized many years ago that success is created and cultivated from within. It is not defined by the size of our house or the kind of car we drive, true success is found in the richness of our life experiences and how we feel on the inside.
It’s important to know this because it helps us understand that success isn’t something we need to constantly chase or strive for externally, success is created internally, and it's also from having gratitude for all that we already have.
I've shared with you 8 things that can help you achieve a successful and abundant life. I hope they can help you too!
I recently had a Reiki treatment with Vanessa Marie Dewsbury, Soul Alive Barrie, and I loved it so much. I have always been drawn to alternative health care techniques, but I had never tried Reiki before. I thoroughly enjoyed the Reiki treatment and the benefits that I felt afterward. If you have been considering Reiki, Vanessa shares with us what you can expect, how Reiki works as well as the kinds of energetic or emotional responses that one may have after a Reiki treatment. Thank you Vanessa for sharing with us!
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