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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....

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...

Stop stressing and start living the life you want.

Here are 5 things you can do right now to stop stressing and start living the life you want. Because no one wants to feel overwhelmed and anxious all the time. Want more out of life than feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out all the time? Are your health, your relationships, and your waistline paying the price? Loretta LaRoche had it right when she said that life isn’t a stress rehearsal. Stop stressing. Start living. Here are five things you can do right now to stop stressing and start living the life you want....

Life is full of change, big and small, but growth is optional.

Life is full of change, but growth is optional. | emilylevenson.com

Change is a constant in life. Growth, however, has always been optional. Here are 6 things you can do to stay grounded and make it out to the other side alive. The one constant in my life these days is change. Juuuuuust when I think I’m getting a handle on things, it feels like the rug gets pulled out from under me and something new happens. The Babe learns a new skill, her sleep schedule (and therefor my work schedule) changes on a whim, my body decides it doesn’t tolerate eggs or tomatoes, or … food. With all of this change happening in my life on a regular basis, I’ve...

How to tap into your creativity, even when you don’t think it exists.

So many wonderful things swirl through my brain when I hear the word creativity. It conjures up memories of my childhood, people that I love dearly, and even something as simple as looking at the world in a different way. As children, our worlds are full of creativity. We create stories. We create worlds. We create messy masterpieces. As adults, we often turn off that part of ourselves, thinking that it’s a waste of time. Or, conversely, we’ve been told by other adults in our lives that it’s not worth pursuing; that we aren’t good enough and that it won’t be a way to make a living. It’s no wonder we feel stifled,...