The Top 5 Best Self-Help Books

When I was growing up, I decided that I didn’t really like to read. I seemed like the outlier in my family because all six of my brothers and my one sister all loved reading! In fact, you could see them carrying a book everywhere they went with the hope they would catch a fewContinue reading “The Top 5 Best Self-Help Books”

5 Ways to Develop Realistic Optimism

Have you ever come across someone who is so irritatingly optimistic that it hurts? Well, I have! And I’ve also been that person to other people quite a few times (and lived to hear about it–believe me). When it comes to positivity, it can be hard to find a balance. We don’t want to comeContinue reading “5 Ways to Develop Realistic Optimism”

Personal Positivity and Why You Need It

Negative thoughts and words have more of an impact on us than positive words. Think about this in your own life. Which do you tend to hold on to for longer: a compliment someone once gave you or something negative that someone else said to you or about you? For me, it is most oftenContinue reading “Personal Positivity and Why You Need It”

The Power of Mindfulness on Relieving Shame

Recently, I have found myself reflecting back on some of the most important things I have learned over this past year. Out of all the good that has come, I think the most important has been my increased measure of mindfulness. A simple definition of mindfulness is, “acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodilyContinue reading “The Power of Mindfulness on Relieving Shame”

5 Reasons Yoga is for You

With the world as chaotic as it has been over the past year, both balance and self-soothing exercises are needed now more than ever. If you’ve been here for long, you know that I’m a big advocate of yoga for this very reason! Yoga does WONDERS for inner balance, and it works great as aContinue reading “5 Reasons Yoga is for You”

Gratitude on the Brain

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance” Eckhart Tolle Lately I’ve been waking up more tired than I did when I went to bed the night before. With summer just beginning, everything seems to be getting really busy all at once. With this new busyness, itContinue reading “Gratitude on the Brain”

5 Simple Things You Can Do to Relieve Stress Today

Whether it’s school, work, family, or something else entirely, life has a tendency to pull us in a million different directions. With all of these areas requiring constant upkeep and attention, it can be hard to remember to make some time for yourself! But if you want to keep functioning at your absolute best, maintainingContinue reading “5 Simple Things You Can Do to Relieve Stress Today”

Morning Routines and Cognitive Dissonance

Hey Everyone! Mind and Body just got a podcast! If you are interested in learning about how your morning routine is effecting your mental and emotional health, make sure to give this episode a listen by either following this link or pressing the play button down below. A lot of people talk about the importanceContinue reading “Morning Routines and Cognitive Dissonance”

Yoga and Mental Health

One thing that has been on my mind a lot recently has been the topic of mental health. This past year has been a little EXTRA difficult with the unique set of trials and challenges we all had to face–including the pandemic along with a the flood of other challenges that continue to come atContinue reading “Yoga and Mental Health”

How Metta Works and Why You Should Try It

Have you ever been hurt by someone? If you live in the same world I do, chances are you have–and probably more than once. Because we are all human, and we have the ability to choose, we will eventually end up being hurt by someone else’s choices–or even our own. After my last relationship ended,Continue reading “How Metta Works and Why You Should Try It”