I can’t tell you how many times I have checked the news over the last year – or more – and been devastated by yet another tragedy.
Every time I find myself wondering if any of the work I do or words I write really matter. I think that maybe I should abandon ship and go do something that will actually change the world.
And then I get centered and I remember.
I remember that during trauma and collective upheaval is when we need to be our strongest, our wisest, our most powerful. That is when we need to be brave and follow our dreams. That is when fear, anxiety, and depression will want to stop us in our tracks, but that is – more than ever – when we can’t let it.
Because the little things we do today are the very things that will change the world tomorrow. And we want that change to be in the direction of love, community, and equality.
So today I’m sharing with you a few links to resources, in no particular order, that I feel can help you to get out of your own way so that you can show up in the world.
(Affiliate disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate and an affiliate for the Stop Fighting Food and DNRS programs. If you purchase through some of the following links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.)
Stop Fighting Food – Having been in this place myself, I can attest that when you’re obsessed with food and your body you don’t have time or energy to focus on the things that really matter in life. Isabel Foxen Duke has been coaching women for years on how to stop feeling crazy around food and start living their lives again.
Live Pain-Free: Eliminate Chronic Pain Without Drugs or Surgery – I recommend this book by Lee Albert all the time because its simple guidelines for relieving chronic pain and easy stretches have done more to help my muscle and joint pain and sciatica than anything else I’ve tried.
Unstuck: Your Guide to the 7 Stage Journey out of Depression – James S. Gordon, M.D. details seven actions you can take to get yourself out of depression. I read this book after being intrigued because I saw that one of his actions is shaking meditation. Having done this type of meditation myself and finding it extremely helpful, I was happy to find a doctor using the same method in his workshops.
Alexandra Franzen – I go to Alexandra’s blog whenever I need some extra motivation or inspiration. Some of my favorite posts are: Do you need that?, 10 Slow and Difficult Steps to Moderate Success and Be the Lighthouse.
DNRS (Dynamic Neural Retraining System) – Anyone with anxiety (which is really all of us at one point or another) can tell you that anxiety can stop you in your tracks. DNRS is designed to help you retrain your brain out of chronic anxiety, depression, and other chronic illnesses. My experience with DNRS was nothing short of a miracle. Within the first week of doing the practice, some of my chronic pain was gone, and it helped me get out of anxiety, depression and burnout. I recommend it to friends all the time.
Hypnotherapy & Past Life Regression Certification Course – I have learned more about myself, my purpose in this world, and how to get centered through Mary Lee LaBay’s courses than any other courses I’ve taken. Although I now work as a hypnotherapist myself, I also recommend Mary Lee’s courses to other hypnotherapists, coaches, or anyone who simply wants to learn how to heal themselves.
Looking for more resources? Check out my Self-Care Resource Guide for Women.