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When you know for certain that there are bigger things at play in your life.

The power of meditation | emilylevenson.com

Want to hear a crazy story? A few months before I got pregnant with  my daughter, I started to get into a daily meditation practice. I began with 5 minutes of focusing on my breath and worked my way up from there. As I was able to meditate for longer stretches of time, I began setting an intention for how I wanted that time to unfold. That made a huge difference in my daily practice, helping me go deeper than I had been able to previously. And then one day, everything changed. I began to feel some really intense physical sensations. First, I would feel like there was something around my neck....

And now, it’s time for a transition.

"She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transition from one version of yourself to another." Sarah Addison Allen

Lovelies! Thank you for the most amazing emails and feedback on the podcast. It has been an amazing week and I’m really proud of everything that we’ve been doing. We even got our first 5-star review (!!). When I posted last week, I hinted at some big changes coming to the blog and the newsletter. Changes that I’m incredibly excited about. And while this change may not come as a surprise to some, it’s something that I’ve been fighting for over a year. Fighting, because I was afraid to give up everything I had spent years building. But the disconnect has continued to build and the resentment continued to grow. So I quietly...

I’ve been cooking up something new!

Hello, lovely! I know it’s been a while since I’ve written. And there have been a few reasons for my absence, including a new project I’ve been working on and putting a lot of my energy (and free time) into. What is it, you ask? A podcast. That’s what. For the past two years, I’ve talked about starting one. I even went so far as to buy a professional microphone last year because I told myself IT. WAS. TIME. And then promptly let it collect dust on the bookshelf in my office. (Heh.) Turns out, I just needed to find the right co-host. I’m excited to be partnering on this...

Soul-Satisfying Chicken Noodle Soup

Soul Satisfying Chicken Noodle Soup | emilylevenson.com

Homemade chicken noodle soup cures what ails you, even if that’s just hunger pains. It’s hearty, it’s filling, and it’s just what the doctor ordered. So hunker down with a steaming hot bowl of this soul-satisfying chicken noodle soup you’ll be ready to take on whatever comes your way.  The first time I attempted to make chicken noodle soup from scratch, I was 6 weeks pregnant and craving all thing chicken. So I called My Mama and asked her for the low-down on how to make my own stock and soup. She was more than happy to oblige, albeit a little weirded out that I was craving it at the tail end...

What can gratitude do for you?

What can a regular gratitude practice do for you?

Now that we’ve officially entered into November, talk about giving thanks (AKA gratitude) is beginning to crop up everywhere. And for good reason. According to research, gratitude is an incredibly powerful tool. Used regularly, it can help you feel better, both physically and mentally. Some of the benefits of a regular gratitude practice: fewer aches and pains more (and better) relationships enhanced empathy reduced aggression better sleep improved self-esteem more resilience more energy increased time spent exercising increased productivity and work performance (Sourced from here, here, and here.) Gratitude: the more you do it, the better you’ll feel. (That’s what she said.) I’m ever grateful for the number of posts talking about...