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In Japan, there’s a centuries-old tradition – known as kintsugi – of mending broken ceramics with gold. Instead of dismissing broken pottery as junk, the Japanese consider it more beautiful and authentic for having been broken.
This ancient concept is a metaphor for transforming the broken, flawed, painful parts of the self so they may radiate their unique golden beauty.
Kintsugi holds valuable lessons about life and self-love. Its principles help you nourish your mind, body and soul. Here are tips on how to do this…
The news you see on the media can feel unnerving. Overwhelming, even.
But this unexpected situation raises some unique opportunities. You might, for example, find yourself with more free time.
How will you use that extra time?
You could use that time worrying about the news and obsessing about forces beyond your control.
Doing it all is possible. But that shouldn’t suggest that you must do it alone.
Independence can be virtuous. But so can balance and vulnerability. Asking for help lets you maintain that balance between getting where you want to go and preserving your health.
And in this post, I’ll show you how to do that.
Affirmations are the cornerstone of my morning routine.
They’re carefully worded. When I recite them aloud, I feel focused and empowered.
But affirmations are deliberate and intentional declarations.
What about words that slip into our daily conversations and thought patterns?
Little phrases that rob your power without you realizing it.
Tiny words that seem insignificant but actually undermine your power and authority.
This is your wake-up call to fine-tune your inner and outer dialogue. Here are five phrases to ditch so you can reclaim your power.
Life is already challenging — and coronavirus has only added more complications.
The serenity prayer reminds us that we’re not powerless.
Whatever the circumstances, you always have choice. You can still create positive change in your life.
And the serenity prayer isn’t reserved strictly for those who believe in God. Whether you pray to a Higher Power — or not — the wisdom in this prayer rings true across all spiritual backgrounds.
In times of overwhelm, especially now, the serenity prayer can comfort and empower you to take action.
In the face of this pandemic, what can you do to not only cope but actually strengthen your mental and emotional well-being?
Let’s first look at what you might be feeling right now…
You might be feeling fear. Anxiety. Signs of burnout, even.
That’s why I am deeply committed to supporting you to feel calm and empowered again, mentally and emotionally .
Whether you’re an employer or an employee, you’re likely familiar with the signs of occupational burnout.
You feel tension in your shoulders. You can’t focus and read the same email three times. You’re wired on caffeine after a series of restless nights. You’re exhausted and all you want is to feel healthy and energized again.
You aren’t alone. Too many working women are exhausted, overworked, and anxious for too long without relief. The World Health Organization has noticed and now recognizes burnout as an occupational phenomenon.
And this unfortunate phenomenon affects more than the individual — our entire workforce, businesses, and economy are feeling the hazardous effects of burnout.