The Power of Response

I was in the Young Adult Graphic Novels section of Barnes & Noble picking up some books for Christmas for my young boys when I received an extremely passive aggressive message. 

 

The overall tone was very demeaning and disrespectful and my human felt attacked and disrespected. But as I stood in the middle of the aisle, I took a moment to close my eyes, take a deep breath, and envision roots making their way down to allow me to become rooted and grounded in the moment. 

 

I'm not a confrontational person. I become very uncomfortable when I feel attacked and in my teen years and early twenties, I would have attacked back in a cold, aloof way with the intention of hurting the other person.

 

But I've grown up since then.

I've learned that when people come at me it has very little to do with me, and everything to do with a them.

 

When I responded, I envisioned my hurt human self and kindly moved her to the side. I didn't act from a state of heightened...

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5 Tools For Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

5 Tools For Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Finding solace in spirituality has gained popularity in recent years. More and more people are waking up to the benefits of searching for meaningful connections outside of themselves. But moving from a focus on material things to a more spiritual path can be a tumultuous transition. It’s impossible to be spiritually healthy without looking inwards first, developing a maturity of emotion to balance the deep fulfillment of spiritual healing. This is why it’s so important to find an emotionally healthy spirituality, one that is expressed by your most authentic self.

 

To do this, there are five important practices to consider. Incorporating these into your daily routine and lifestyle will help you embrace spirituality in an emotionally healthy way, surrendering to limitations while taking control of the new, empowered version of yourself.

 

Practicing Meditation and Mindfulness

One of the most crucial tools for...

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