2020 has been something, huh? Because of all of the things, we are thrilled to be sharing this guest post from Bernadette Pleasant, the founder of The Emotional Institute, an online resource and educational center that offers courses, workshops, and interactive experiences that provide pathways to cultivate emotional wellbeing and gain insights that bring about a balanced mind/body connection. Bernadette has spent a lifetime exploring celebrations of the mind and body, from sensual dance to somatic healing. As a woman of color who comes from an esteemed tradition of natural healers, she is recognized as a leader in the mind-body…

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The following post is sponsored by Eisai Inc. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Sleep loss. Trouble sleeping. Sleep deprivation. Insomnia. As a mom of one-year-old twins and a five-year-old, I know what it’s like to be tired. So, so, tired. Add to that the stress of a pandemic and that state of all the things in the world, and, welp, there are a lot of things to keep us up at night. Right? So, when DayAfterInsomnia wanted to know if I’d be willing to take a sleep challenge — and one that focused not just on quantity and…

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If you’re feeling more anxious these days because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you are not alone. Like, SERIOUSLY not alone. It’s a crazy uncertain time — and we’re all feeling it. Which is exactly why we wanted to do a Q&A with Sage Grazer, who’s the co-founder and chief clinical officer at Frame — a mental health platform offering free, live workshops and more As she says, COVID-19 anxiety is a very real thing and it can manifest in a number of different ways. Read on as Grazer answers our top questions about it. COVID-19 Anxiety Q&A Anxiety seems to…

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Never in a million years did I think I’d be writing a post about a pandemic. Let alone diet culture in a pandemic. Because in the middle of all of this — *waves hand around at the insanity of life right now* — it seems silly to focus on body shape and size, doesn’t it? But over and over again in my feed, I’ve seen everything from “How to Avoid the Corona 15” to “How to Get a Six-Pack in Quarantine.” I’m sure you have, too. At first, I rolled my eyes. Because, really. REALLY? Losing weight and getting shredded…

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Geneen Roth established herself as a pioneer in the self-care world with her early books on intuitive eating including When Food Is Love, Lost and Found and Women Food and God. In her newest work — This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide to Mind, Body, and Soul, she focuses on helping people free themselves from anxiety, lack and discontent. (First lesson — stop complaining!)  She shares so much wisdom on how to enjoy life more and worry less — which is something we could all work on, right?  Our favorite quotes from Geneen: Podcast Episode 130 Highlights With Geneen…

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  Do you feel like you’re running on empty? Occasionally? All the time? Rajshree Patel — meditation expert, self-awareness coach and author of the new book, The Power of Vital Force: Fuel Your Energy, Purpose, and Performance with Ancient Secrets of Breath and Meditation — is fascinated with why some of us thrive while others of us just get by. A former federal prosecutor who discovered the ancient spiritual tradition of Vedanta by accident, Rajshree has taught thousands of people in more than 35 countries the power of meditation, mindfulness, breath work, and other ancient tools for accessing the innate…

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We all know how powerful stories are — both the stories that we’ve been told and the stories we tell ourselves. Beth Carvin — CEO and co-founder of JamBios, an online memoir website — knows this better than anyone. She’s had the opportunity to read life stories from thousands of different users and has learned a lot in the process. Here are her top takeaways when it comes to learning from — and healing from — the hardest things in your past. 5 Ways to Heal From Your Past, by Beth Carvin In the mid 1900s, plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz…

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Feeling anxious isn’t fun. But what if, instead of wishing you didn’t have anxiety, you could see it differently and actually use it as one of your greatest strengths and sources of energy? That’s the whole premise of Notable Life founder Julian Brass‘ book Own Your Anxiety: 99 Simple Ways to Channel Your Secret Edge — and it’s damn inspiring. As one of the 45 million people in the United States and Canada who live with anxiety, Julian decided to embrace these challenges that come with anxiety, and view it as not an epidemic or weakness, but rather of his…

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