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Feeling stressed? Try this mindfulness technique

Life as we knew it has shifted drastically, which means for many stress has been a constant companion which is understandable.

However, since stress is a know contributor to a weakened immune system as well as a risk faction for disease and mental health challenge doing things on a regular basis to lower it is absolutely needed.

Thankfully, the number one tool for bringing your stress level down quickly is one that is also right under your nose....your breath. 

Slow deep breathing is a sure fire way to help yourself feel more centered. 

Next time you feel yourself getting overwhelmed try this:

  • Take a deep slow breath in and then let it out super slowly through your mouth. Repeat 5x
  • Breathe in again and ask yourself: How do I feel right now? This helps you become aware and present. 
  • Label or name the feeling with judgement
  • Continue to breathe deeply and ask yourself: Do I want to stay in this state? If not what are 3 simple steps I can take to shift my inner state...
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Your breath and your voice are needed

To say that the last few months have been intense is a massive understatement. 

We have been navigating the waves of hundreds of thousands of innocent people being infected with a virus that has changed our day to day lives drastically.

Now we are seeing massive waves of change initiated by another disease: racism and hatred.

This is one that infected the minds of many for hundreds of years, and has weaseled its way into the system that governs us. And like the corona virus it is now causing a massive upheaval, one that is LONG overdue. 

I find it interesting to observe that both waves have one very vital thing in common: THE BREATH. 

A respiratory virus stops us in our tracks, and then an innocent man pleading to breathe calls the world into action. 

An extremely tragic irony since the breath itself is one of the many things that connect us all as humans. 

So as you read these words do yourself a massive favor and take a deep breath, be present with...

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