The Shadow side of you
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I can’t tell you when you are going to meet the shadow side of you. I know when it happened for me! And I can see it and feel it so clearly, Summer of 2007, and I am rushing my son to the hospital as he is delirious and lethargic. One my way into town that I could feel the inside panicking about maybe losing him. Within 24 hours we had a diagnosis – something I had been fighting for for four years. And it was like in that moment, I had to ask myself what did I really want in this life? What do I want to do? Who do I want to be. The only action I took was to enroll into college…

How to Journal Your Way to Improved Mental Health
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Too many business owners struggle with stress which can impact mental health in a negative way and lead to depression or anxiety. You can improve mental health by taking time every day to write in a journal. And you can choose to journal a traditional journal or an app on your phone. Here are a few of the main ways that journaling can improve your mental health. Helps You to Relax One of the benefits of writing in a journal is that it helps you to relax. Simply write about the stressors of your day to release them from your mind. Or consider a different approach: Write about your gratitude or all the things that went RIGHT today. Taking the extra time to relax is…

Gratitude brings more happiness into your life
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One of the toughest things to hear when life feels like a ton of brick has hit you is that gratitude brings more happiness into your life. Because when everything feels like shit and the world is in chaos, the last thing you want to think about is gratitude. You are looking for quick and tangible solutions to find a little bit more peace into your life. I couldn’t wrap my head around it as I was trying to feed a family of 6 for about 10 dollars a day, keeping my son alive, going to college and make sure everyone was doing what they were supposed to at home or at school. It didn’t leave a lot of room to look for the things…