INFJ Socially

INFJ

INFJs selectively show up to group gatherings, as they are much more inclined to hang out with their best friends and significant other. You tend to funnel a lot of your extroverted energy into your nearest and dearest, leaving just a little bit of time for crowds. But to those select few who make the cut, you are a crucial facet of their lives; you bring a ton of introspection (and therapy!). Just make sure you’re having enough fun in the process.

5 Holistic Rules You NEED To Know To Care For Your Mind And Body By Mollie Wilson

The moment you become an adult, you acquire a lot of responsibilities. From voting to registering your car, to be legally held accountable for all of your own actions, and even to simply taking care of yourself, because the reality is that no one has to do it for you now. While many people are blessed with family members that still contribute to their overall well-being long into their 20’s, when it comes straight down to it, you’re really responsible for taking care of your own mind and body. Learning to do so, no matter at what age can be difficult. However, most people find that so long as you cover the basics, you’re doing alright. Here are 5 basic tips to better care for your mind and body that will leave you with a more fulfilled and healthier lifestyle.

1) Hit the gym

Okay so, the gym just isn’t your thing. It’s sweaty, smelly, and your idea of a good time is not listening to grown men grunt and smash around weights—that’s understandable. If you’re not into going to the gym—that’s totally fine, the point isn’t to be a bodybuilder, the point is to get your body moving. For some people that will mean the gym, for others however it could mean taking a thirty-minute walk with your dog. No matter what you chose to do, be it a walk, soul cycle, a Pilates class, riding your bike or hitting the gym, by getting your body moving, you’re caring for not only your body but your mind as well.

In addition to being good for your cardiovascular health, exercise is also great for your mental health as well. Your elevated heart rate releases endorphins that make you happy, upping your overall mood. A simple 30-minute walk will have you with a smile on your face the whole rest of the day.

2) Drink water

Forget everything you have ever learned when it comes to water because the standard that’s taught is actually wrong. You’re told that if you drink 8 cups of water a day you’ll be the picture of health, but actually how much water you need is highly dependent on your activity levels as well as one of the biggest factors: your gender. Regardless of activity levels, it’s recommended that women drink 11.5 cups of water a day and that men drink 15.5 cups of water a day. If you’re extremely active, in a dryer climate, or have unique health struggles, you should adjust this number accordingly.

While it might not always be easy to make sure to drink as much water as you should, it’s become easier than ever to be more mindful of how much water you drink daily. From Yeti’s that keep your water cold all day long, to water bottles that give you goals on how much water to drink by when, to apps that allow you to track your water intake for the day, if you struggle with staying hydrated, there are plenty of ways to help yourself get back on track and improve your overall physical and mental health.

3) Get better sleep

Sleep is crucial for better health!

This is another tip that may be easier said than done. While it’s an easy fix to simply try to get more sleep, that’s not always an option for busy people. Life is busy and sometimes how much sleep you get is determined by your schedule instead of your needs. What you can control, however, is your quality of sleep. Getting better sleep is a great way to take care of your mind and body when getting more sleep simply isn’t an option. Some great ways to get better quality sleep are with a new fan, a white noise maker, essential oils, and even using a sleep tracking app that can wake you at the best possible time in your sleep cycle.

Getting better sleep will be extremely personal and what works for one person may not work for another, so be sure to try out a variety of methods in order to find what works best for you. If you’re unsure of how well you’re sleeping, however, try tracking your sleep with an app on your phone. This can be a great starting point and a great way to test different methods.

4) Be more mindful

Being more mindful can mean a bunch of different things to different people. For some it means meditating more, for others, it simply means taking time to be present. Whatever it means to you, the goal is the same: to have a clearer and less stressed mind. Taking care of your mental health and learning to be more mindful is important not only for your mental health but for your physical health as well. Those who are too stressed or tired tend to be the first to fall sick when the dreaded flu-season hits. By practicing mindfulness, you take care of your mental health and improve your overall well-being as well.

If you struggle to be mindful, try meditation or yoga. You can find beginners classes, guides, videos, and apps online if you’re unsure of where to start. If you don’t feel you have the time to be more mindful try Headspace. It’s an app that you can take with you wherever that doesn’t take long and helps you to get started with being more mindful.

5) Get your vitamins

Just like Mom’s told you from day 1, getting your vitamins in is essential to your health. While eating fruits and vegetables in order to do so is ideal, if you can’t get all of your necessary vitamins in with what you eat, try taking a multi-vitamin to start. Just this one simple step can really set you up for success as you get older and start needing to supplement your diet with more vitamins.

If you’re trying to care more for your own physical and mental well-being, don’t feel overwhelmed by the plethora of information available out there. Take it one step at a time and start mastering and developing healthy habits little by little. Start by incorporating one of these basic tips and then build upon that, before you know it you’ll be the picture of perfect health—just like your mom always wanted you to be!

40 THINGS THAT WOMEN OVER 40 SECRETLY GOOGLE by Mara Reinstein

40 Things Women Over 40 Secretly Google

Late at night as I perch myself in front of my laptop, my mind drifts to junior high. Oh, not because I’m still bitter that I lost the school spelling bee or because listening to Bon Jovi as I type puts me in my happy place. I just can’t believe I survived those years of hormonal hell without the help of Google.

These days, I can’t endure a single day without feeding my curiosity via the internet search engine. This was a slow burn. Back in Google’s millennium-era infancy, I used it for legit research purposes such as dictionary definitions, subway directions and whether my blind date had a secret wife. It never occurred to me to deep-dive into my own personal issues. But as I’ve aged and watched my body change before my (increasingly farsighted) eyes, I’ve become brazen in my immediate need to get to the bottom of my quirky issues. Google is now my doctor, financial adviser, beauty expert, closest confidante and therapist all rolled into one free service on call and happy to help 24/7. It doesn’t make a scrunched-up judgmental face for asking embarrassing and ultra-personal questions, either. Honestly, can you say all that about your BFF?

Granted, Google doesn’t allow for total privacy and discretion. And the answers aren’t foolproof — my chiropractor recently scolded me for blowing off an appointment because Google informed me that my lower back pain was treatable with stretching. But it’s comforting to know that support and solutions are just a click away. It’s also comforting to know I’m not Googling in the dark alone … even when I am. Here’s what every woman over 40 has secretly punched into that clean white home page. Don’t worry, your search history is safe with me!

1. “Why are my periods so irregular?”

2. “Early symptoms of bone density loss”

3. “Does Botox hurt?”

4. “How to stop my husband’s snoring without waking him up”

5. “Odds of getting pregnant at age 45”

6. “Causes of women’s hair loss”

7. “Cures for bloat“

8. “Cost of Microdermabrasion”

9. “Difference between ruptured cyst and indigestion”

10. “What happened to my collagen?”

11. “Adult acne treatments”

12. “Quickest ways to improve sex life”

13. “Jennifer Aniston’s beauty routine”

14. “Help for hot flashes”

15. “Stiff joints in the morning”

16. “How to function on three hours of sleep”

17. “Are varicose veins genetic?”

18. “four cups of coffee and health risks”

19. “Why am I so tired on the weekends?”

20. “Headache and brain tumor”

21. “Best CBD oils”

22. “Flattering Mom Jeans”

23. “How to dye your own hair”

24. “Xanax side effects”

25. “How you know if you have menopause”

26. “Is Brain Fog real?”

27. “Can I retire without a pension?”

28. “Are age spots preventable?”

29. “Cute reading glasses”

30. “Cherry angioma removal”

31. “Alcohol content in Kombucha”

32. “Does tweezing facial hair make it grow back faster?”

33. “Non-invasive facelifts”

34. “Can I run with knee pain?”

35. “Does squinting at my iPhone cause wrinkles?”

36. “When is it too late to open a 401(k) account?”

37. “Does cryotherapy work?”

38. “Foods that make you poop”

39. “How to avoid peeing in middle of the night”

40. “Viagra”

Spider Symbol Meaning

Spider Symbol Meaning:

The spider is an ancient symbol of mystery, power and growth.

We take our first lesson from the ancient symbol of the spider by contemplating its web.

Just as the spider weaves a web, so too must we weave our own lives. The spider symbol meaning here serves as a reminder that our choices construct our lives. When the spider appears to us, it is a message to be mindful of the choices we are making.

In many myths, the web is key to special spider meaning. Together, both spider and web are symbolic of fate, destiny and the crazy ways we cross paths in life’s diverse web.

Not only do spiders and their webs draw attention to our life choices, they also give us an overview of how we can manipulate our thinking in order to construct the life we wish to live.

spiders do this by calling our awareness to the amazing construction of their webs. Fully functional, practical, and ingenious in design – spider webs serve as homes, food storage, egg incubators – seemingly limitless in their functionality.

When we consider this ingenious diversity, we can also consider the web-like construct of our own lives. How are we designing the most effective life?

When we see our decisions, choices and actions as far-reaching, effective tools in life – we can see how we weave a web that can either serve us or enslave us. The spider symbol meaning beckons us to be mindful of our behaviors – be smart about the life we weave for ourselves.

We can derive more spider symbol meaning when we consider certain subtle characteristics that represent ancient symbols of infinity.

The infinity symbol meanings occur when we consider most spiders have eight eyes and all have eight legs. The number eight is also a symbol of infinity or lemniscate (an eight turned on its side). Also, the vibrational frequency indicates the meaning of number eight involves cycles, passage of time, and evolution.

Symbolic Spider Meanings

  • Fate
  • Time
  • Crafty
  • Cunning
  • Cyclical
  • Rebirth
  • Mystery
  • Creation
  • Strategy
  • Protection
  • Progressive
  • Resourceful
  • Intelligence

In Native American symbolism, the spider is a symbol of protection against torrential storms. In yet other Native American lore accounts, the spider (personified as the Grandmother) was the teacher and protector of esoteric wisdom.

The meaning of spider in India is associated with Maya. The term Maya comes from the Sanskrit root “Ma” which means no form or limit. The term Maya describes the illusory nature of appearances. Spider association with Maya brings about the understanding that not all things are as they appear to be.

The spider symbol meaning in Egypt, is akin to Neith, a complex deity usually depicted with arrows as she is associated with hunting. Along with hunting, she is also associated with the creation, specifically the process of recreation in the dawning and dusking of each day. Neith is also a weaver, and is often shown with a shuttle in her hand (a tool used for weaving). It is this activity that gains her association with the spider.

Spider Meaning and the Story of Arachne

Of course, no conversation about the meaning of spiders is complete without discussing the Greek myth of Arachne, a mortal (although of noble stature) who was a spectacular weaver. Acclaim for her luscious lively looms spread over hill and dale and ultimately reached the immortal ears of Athena. Arachne claimed she was the best weaver, and thus prompted a challenge from Athena.

And so, they played a round of “dueling looms,” but no one could confirm the victor. However, Arachne was quite smug about the whole process. So much so, that Athena smote her with a mighty blow of conscience and a dose of guilt. Arachne took the dosage hard, and could not live with the intense feelings of guilt and sorrow so she killed herself. Athena felt awful over the whole mess and decided to resurrect Arachne in the form of a spider so that she and all her offspring would forever be the best weavers of the universe.

One final note, if you’ve visited my website often, you know I’m a big proponent of individual interpretation. Symbol meanings are very personal and profound. I merely provide a foundation of symbol meanings; utlimately, only YOU can determine what the meaning of spider is to you.

 

Mi misión en la vida.

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My life has not been a bed of roses, more like a bed of thorns, I have done my best to be proactive in my healing and understanding of the scars and traumas I deal with daily. I am 100% supportive of the efforts to bring behavioral health to the community and make it more accessible for everyone who wants it and most importantly needs it.

I feel that my mission or calling in this lifetime is to help others. I believe myself strong enough to face and conquer the obstacles I have faced, I think it is important to reach out to those who are struggling, those who don’t have the strength to do it alone.

My challenges and struggles might not look like yours, or appear daily, they are still very present.

I don’t believe in mistakes or accidents, in which case there is meaning to all the   experiences that have marked my soul. I long to reach to those less fortunate to help them overcome their demons, or at least not give up trying.

My healing is the most important thing to me, and helping others is in close second. I pray that god shows me the way I can be most of service, I long to bring those broken souls hope and healing as I am finding my own.

Life is so good, and it can also be torturous depending on your state of mind. If you struggle with mental illness, then you know more than anyone, how such a wonderful time to be alive can also be a living hell.

Please reach out to someone for help, even if that person doesn’t help or know how to, ask, ask, and ask again. You will find the right person eventually who can save You from yourself. You are worth it. You are the only hero you need. Take back your life, by making the changes you’re here to make, and if you can make someone else’s life better in the process, all the better!

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

5 Signs You’re Experiencing A Dark Night Of The Soul By Emily Heron

There's a reason you're going through a dark night of the soul, and it's positive.

Dark night of the soul (DNOS) is an experience that will happen to many of us as we ascend to higher levels of consciousness. I experienced my first major DNOS during the spring and summer of 2018. It’s a time during my life I will never forget, and I’m still not quite sure how I survived it. It consisted of near-constant purging, clearing, and healing of my physical and energetic body. If you saw what I did every day during that time, you might think I had lost my mind– and in a way, I had. My ego was slowly being shed, one day at a time.

An initial DNOS is a recognition of the soul, and of all the ways we have mistreated ours. It’s the ultimate test of faith and strength. After I met my false twin flame, a very powerful soulmate who initiated my ascension process and kundalini awakening in April 2018, I experienced a realization of the existence of the soul, and I went through my first DNOS.

During a DNOS, you are essentially reprogramming your mind and body to be attuned to the light. You have to let go of all the darkness within you in order for this to happen. Humanity is riddled with darkness in its current state, so for many of us, it takes a long time to purge that all out. It happens in stages and your body will go through the process naturally as you ascend so as not to overwhelm your system.

I had a lot of darkness within me without explicitly realizing it. Deep down I knew I was a good person, but I had spent so many years self-sabotaging and self-destructing, as well as taking these feelings out on others, that it ultimately caught up to me, and during my DNOS, I had to pay the price. Layers upon layers of purging, healing, and releasing began.

Some days I didn’t know if I would make it. But I kept strong in the faith within myself, and eventually it led me to the realization and understanding of God — which is the purpose of a DNOS. God is within us, so when we have faith in ourselves, we are showing faith to God, and God will show us his true form outside of ourselves as a result of that inner work. It can also work in the reverse — when we have faith in the existence of God outside of ourself, we will see and feel the results within.

A Dark Night of the Soul doesn’t always have to be a painful experience, and often it can lead us to experiences that are more in alignment with the current vibration of our soul. As I have continued on my journey through spiritual ascension, I have experienced further Dark Nights of the Soul, but after the initial one, they have been much easier and less painful to work through. And since I now know what to expect, I take better care of myself than I did back then since the initial layers of darkness have already been purged.

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Here are some signs and symptoms that you may be experiencing or are about to experience a Dark Night Of the Soul:

1. Things that you once accepted no longer serve you. This could be anything from a relationship, job, or living situation. You may feel the need to leave these situations immediately.

2. You start cleaning, decluttering, physically detoxing, saging, or using purifying essential oils for no apparent reason. Sometimes as we ascend, we might do this naturally when there is a full or new moon to clear energy, or due to some other astrological event. But if there is no astrological connection or if the clearing seems more extensive than usual, this could signal a DNOS.

3. You feel extremely exhausted. Your body is healing and attuning to a higher frequency. It needs time to rest in order to make the necessary changes to attune to the light. Give yourself some downtime to allow the process to go quickly and smoothly.

4. Plainly stated, you feel horrible, physically and emotionally. I won’t lie, a DNOS can be a painful process and experience. You might feel terrible, and so going back to point number 3, rest is needed. You may experience anxiety, depression, loneliness, fear, grief, etc. All of these are lower vibrational emotions that are coming to the surface in order to be purged.

5. You feel guided to do shadow work. This is the inner healing work that clears and heals out negative emotions and traumas from the past. It allows for the darkness, AKA, your “shadow” to be cleared so that you will vibrate at a higher and lighter frequency.

Dark night of the soul (DNOS) is an experience that will happen to many of us as we ascend to higher levels of consciousness. I experienced my first major DNOS during the spring and summer of 2018. It’s a time during my life I will never forget, and I’m still not quite sure how I survived it. It consisted of near-constant purging, clearing, and healing of my physical and energetic body. If you saw what I did every day during that time, you might think I had lost my mind– and in a way, I had. My ego was slowly being shed, one day at a time.

An initial DNOS is a recognition of the soul, and of all the ways we have mistreated ours. It’s the ultimate test of faith and strength. After I met my false twin flame, a very powerful soulmate who initiated my ascension process and kundalini awakening in April 2018, I experienced a realization of the existence of the soul, and I went through my first DNOS.

During a DNOS, you are essentially reprogramming your mind and body to be attuned to the light. You have to let go of all the darkness within you in order for this to happen. Humanity is riddled with darkness in its current state, so for many of us, it takes a long time to purge that all out. It happens in stages and your body will go through the process naturally as you ascend so as not to overwhelm your system.

I had a lot of darkness within me without explicitly realizing it. Deep down I knew I was a good person, but I had spent so many years self-sabotaging and self-destructing, as well as taking these feelings out on others, that it ultimately caught up to me, and during my DNOS, I had to pay the price. Layers upon layers of purging, healing, and releasing began.

Some days I didn’t know if I would make it. But I kept strong in the faith within myself, and eventually it led me to the realization and understanding of God — which is the purpose of a DNOS. God is within us, so when we have faith in ourselves, we are showing faith to God, and God will show us his true form outside of ourselves as a result of that inner work. It can also work in the reverse — when we have faith in the existence of God outside of ourself, we will see and feel the results within.

A Dark Night of the Soul doesn’t always have to be a painful experience, and often it can lead us to experiences that are more in alignment with the current vibration of our soul. As I have continued on my journey through spiritual ascension, I have experienced further Dark Nights of the Soul, but after the initial one, they have been much easier and less painful to work through. And since I now know what to expect, I take better care of myself than I did back then since the initial layers of darkness have already been purged.

Here are some signs and symptoms that you may be experiencing or are about to experience a Dark Night Of the Soul:

1. Things that you once accepted no longer serve you. This could be anything from a relationship, job, or living situation. You may feel the need to leave these situations immediately.

2. You start cleaning, decluttering, physically detoxing, saging, or using purifying essential oils for no apparent reason. Sometimes as we ascend, we might do this naturally when there is a full or new moon to clear energy, or due to some other astrological event. But if there is no astrological connection or if the clearing seems more extensive than usual, this could signal a DNOS.

3. You feel extremely exhausted. Your body is healing and attuning to a higher frequency. It needs time to rest in order to make the necessary changes to attune to the light. Give yourself some downtime to allow the process to go quickly and smoothly.

4. Plainly stated, you feel horrible, physically and emotionally. I won’t lie, a DNOS can be a painful process and experience. You might feel terrible, and so going back to point number 3, rest is needed. You may experience anxiety, depression, loneliness, fear, grief, etc. All of these are lower vibrational emotions that are coming to the surface in order to be purged.

5. You feel guided to do shadow work. This is the inner healing work that clears and heals out negative emotions and traumas from the past. It allows for the darkness, AKA, your “shadow” to be cleared so that you will vibrate at a higher and lighter frequency.

3 Ways To Stay Grounded In The Light By Viviane Casimir

By now, many people practice a form of meditation; many have already started their journey as truth seekers. And for the past five years, if not more, we all have felt the urgency on the planet to “awaken” NOW as a species and bring more light in our life, around us, for ourselves and for humanity. This is a new era, a new paradigm shift. We cannot go back to ignorance and suffering. It is the time to work together or everything will collapse.

Knowing all of that, what actions do we do daily, and do we do inwardly to keep the journey alive? Or even just to keep the Light alive in us?

As we say in Zen, “Zen practice is not only on the cushion (meditation) BUT in our everyday connections and actions toward ourselves and others.” It is difficult to maintain the serenity we have on the cushion 24 hours/day. No worries! The point is actually to keep reminding ourselves that we are the Light! So, try to find any techniques or ways to be reminded. Let’s all remember who we are.

Here are 3 suggestions

1) Focus on your breath whenever you can – be conscious of your breath in and out while you breathe as slow as possible. You do not need to be in a crisis to do it. It should be done regularly. Keep focusing on your breath and bring in more consciousness of who you are beyond the matrix. The breath is the direct connection with your deep Self. Let the breath carry you further and further. Let the breath take over and be you!

2) Keep telling yourself as often as you can and in any situation “I am Light”. No matter what happens or the outcome of a situation, say it from the heart. Even if you do something you assume is wrong, keep telling yourself “I am Light.” This action is twofold: you reinforce this statement in your subconscious (open a doorway to a higher level) and you change automatically the vibration of the action you think is wrong. In short, elevate the vibration around you and in you!

3) Whenever you look at yourself in the mirror or interact with other people, focus on their Third Eye. Connect with the higher self of everyone. By connecting through the Third Eye, it helps you move beyond the duality and the ego stuff that linger around us. Connect, connect, connect in the Light! And let go of the dysfunctionality of the world of the Ego.

We can all do our part; we can all contribute to a better world. It all starts with opening our consciousness to the Light within us…and to keep it alive and expanding! I hope these three tips will help you, whatever stage of your journey you are at. Enjoy!

Namaste!

It all catches up…. the body keeps the score!

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“When you keep your emotions repressed, that’s when the body starts to try to get your attention. Because you aren’t paying attention. Our childhood is stored in our bodies, and one day, the body will present its bill”

This frightens me. The anxiety I have felt for the 49 years I have been alive, could kill anyone. I pray God will spare me from consequences of it, I have already gotten a glimpse of the affect, and honestly it horrifies me.

Strepp throat twice in a month, eye infections, shingles, depression, anxiety, weight gain, gas, PTSD re-activated, nightmares, etc.

Best book you can read to give you a better notion of what really happens to your body, when you have trauma, pain, negative and hurtful experiences, that mark your soul for lifetimes, its called  “The body keeps the score”. Best thing you can read to help you think twice before you “Sweat the small stuff” and seriously take your healing and peace of mind into account.

♓Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

7 Simple Self-Care Practices Every Human Needs By Elisabeth Branham

In the fast pace, constant to-do world most of us live in, it’s hard to find time for self-care. So, here are seven simple self-care practices that I have found to have profound effects. Start with just one for a few moments or several minutes. Don’t put a time frame on it, just be with it.

1) Breath/mindfulness/embrace space

Wherever you are right now, take a few moments to simply notice your breath. Is it easy? Is it encumbered? Is it shallow? As you notice your breath, you are also creating mindfulness and partaking in embracing space, two other critical practices for optimal well-being, and contributing to a healthier you!

2) Movement

Movement makes the world go round! As with all things in life, balance is key. Too little movement and we get stuck, stiff, depressed and sick, and too much movement can create repetitive injuries, instability, anxiety and a sense of separation. Find activities you enjoy and commit to at least 20 minutes of movement per day. Dancing, walking, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, swimming, paddling, and the list goes on and on. Only your excuse is in the way!

3) Hydration

There is no ‘one size fits all’ answer for how much water you should take in daily, but it is suggested to aim for at least half of your body weight in ounces per day. So, if you weigh in at 130lbs, that would be 65oz, or roughly 8 cups of water per day, at a minimum. Observe a wilted plant once watered, and that too should tell you something. Sometimes water is all we need to turn our mood, our energy, our life around!

4) Wholesome nourishment

Start observing labels. This observation can be another few moments of mindfulness, where you are fully absorbed in the activity, the reading, at hand, creating a quieter mind and a more alert body. Go for food in their most natural states, minimal processing, no additives or ingredients you can barely sound out, lots of colorful fruits and veggies and to your liking. After all, enjoyment of food is a part of life!

5) Play

Humans have an innate need for play, just as they have a need for sleep. It’s part of neural evolution, and play is also linked to positive brain changes later in life. Play is vital for problem solving, creativity and joy. It releases “feel good” endorphins, helping to protect the heart by improving the function of blood vessels, and boosting immunity.

6) Create

Yes, create! You have creativity. We all do. Not just the top-selling artists, or musicians, or athletes, but each and every one of us! All it takes is to start, whether that be creating a garden, or a sacred sanctuary/space in your home or office, or maybe pulling out some coloring books, or a journal, or taking a leap into something you never thought possible. Drop your thinking cap and put on your creativity hat. Let the ideas flow, without judgment or hesitation.

7) Adequate sleep

Last, but for sure not the least, is sleep. It is during sleep that our body does its best work at restoring and healing itself so we can show up fully day-to-day. They say 7 to 9 hours per night, but you know your body best. Some can get away with 6 hours, while others may require 9 to 10 hours.

If you need to slug coffee first thing, that’s most likely a sign you are not fully rested. Try water upon arising instead. Active rest, such as mindfulness, or reading, can be just as restorative as actual sleep, but not to replace sleep!

Now that you have this information, start NOW! Pick one, maybe two practices to incorporate into your life at this moment and build upon them as you go along. You can stick to one or two for a time, or even take on all seven practices! Whatever your approach, I encourage you to at least take these practices on and observe how you and your life shift for the better.

And don’t be shy, please! Share these practices so more and more of us lead this world towards health and goodness.

To your health and best self and life, namaste!

5 Ways to Feel More Comfortable in Your Own Skin by LAUREN JOBLING

Constantly being told how to look, feel, act, sleep and eat can be exhausting. Who has time to listen to every rhyme and reason why we should or shouldn’t eat carbs on a daily basis, or why we have to do at least an hour of exercise a day? Not everyone needs that unsolicited advice, and while you shouldn’t judge another for looking for guidance, it doesn’t mean one size fits all. The phrase “you do you” gets thrown around a lot, but it’s so true: we’re all different, and we should try to feel comfortable enough in our own skin to just live how we want to live, eat how we want to eat, and laugh however loudly we like! Unfortunately, it can easier said than done, so here’s a few tips to help you on your way.