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5 Ways A Dog Will Help You De-Stress

5 Ways A Dog Will Help You De-Stress

August 14, 2022

My topic for today is about dogs, Mindful Tribe. I look forward to sharing with you, the ‘5 Ways A Dog Will Help You De-Stress'. I can tell you that my dogs in the past have helped me de-stress; Charlie, and Sadie were both amazing pets.

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1/ Walks

Walking provides great cardio and is so healthy for us in many way. It's especially good as we get older, but it's excellent exercise for anyone of any age. Walking is great for our mental health and is terrific for our physical health and coordination. so

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2/ Petting, Brushing, and Stroking

Sadie and Charlie both loved being petted, and brushed; they never seemed to get tired of it. so
I don't know of a dog that doesn't enjoy those things. It was not only something that they enjoyed, but as long as I settled back and relaxed and just allowed myself to enjoy it, then it was a great experience for me as well. You can look at it as a type of therapy because you're not only giving pleasure to your dog, but you are giving pleasure and health benefits to yourself. It helps us feel good as long as we allow the whole action of petting and stroking and brushing and combing to really feel good and be a mindful experience. Sink into it and allow it to be therapeutic for you. so

3/ Connections to others

I dedicated this episode to my friend Lindsay. She has two dogs, Ashkee and Willow and they have been a gift in her life.  She's told me lots of different stories about Ashkee and Willow and I've told her stories about Sadie and Charlie. That's only a small example, if you're a dog owner, I'm sure you can think of many times when you've met people and the topic of your dogs have come up. Before long, you are connecting with that other person as a result of your connection to dogs. so

4/ Help With Emotions 

Having a dog can help with our emotions. This is a topic we talk about a lot on Mindfulness Mode. Lots of times we don't stop and consider our emotions enough, and we sometimes tend to push our emotions down and not allow ourselves to be aware of our emotions. If you feel angry, allow yourself to feel angry, and the same is true for grief and sadness. Avoid pushing your emotions away. so

Having a dog can just really help you to relax and settle into your own space in the world. If you've been listening to Mindfulness Mode for a while, you know that we often talk about breathing. Sit with your dog and just take some deep breaths and relax and allow your time together to be a time of mindfulness. so

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, chronic stress can lead to health issues, including increased risk of depression and anxiety, and difficulties with learning. Stress can also negatively affect memory, concentration, and your ability to sleep easily and deeply. Stress can lower your immune system function. All of this stress can make it more challenging to be calm and focused and in the present moment. Dogs can help us connect with and feel our emotions more fully. so

5/ Reduce tension

If you own a dog you will probably feel a deep connection to your pet. If you're feeling down and discouraged, or if you're feeling excited they can read your emotions. Tuning into your dog and spending meaningful time together can help you connect more deeply to your emotions. Many of my friends who are dog owners have told me that when they spend time with their dog, they feel less anxiety and reduced tension. Spending time with your dog is a great way to unwind and let go of the day's frustrations.

Your Dog Can Improve Your Leadership Skills

Dr. Anne Gatty is an avid believer in the power of dogs to help us live mindful lives and even improve our leadership skills. I interviewed Dr. Gatty, on Episode 201. Check out the episode for interesting information about how dogs can improve our leadership skills. Also, consider reading Dr. Gatty's book, Leadership Unleashed: A Great Dane's Wisdom for the Business World by Dr. Ann Gatty.

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No Nonsense Addictions Advice; Dr. Cali Estes

No Nonsense Addictions Advice; Dr. Cali Estes

August 10, 2022

Dr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, is a highly sought-after addiction professional (MCAP, MAC ICADAC), life coach, recovery coach, and wellness guru that blends talk therapy with positive change to assist her clients in unlocking their true potential. She has been featured in books, magazines, radio, and television for her work in the drug addiction and transformational coaching fields. She works with individuals, drug and alcohol treatment teams, and addiction professionals looking to advance their knowledge base. Her style of addiction coaching is unique, and she is able to get to the root cause of her client’s issues fast.

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Effect on Emotions

  • Being mindful has been very important, especially in situations of high stress. So if you have a stressful event anywhere, your first instinct is to scream and yell and carry on. But if you take a deep breath and view the situation in a different light, it changes your action plan, which changes your outcome.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • When you take a deep breath and count to ten, that's how long it should take you to breathe in and breathe out. It gives you space between you and what's happening and it also calms all the organs in your body and it brings your dopamine and your adrenaline down. When you do that, you can function better and make better executive decisions.

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Bullying Story

  • When I went into private practice and started my company, well this is a male dominated field. It's a boy's club and they don't want you to come into their boy's club. I had a very famous interventionist in LA. (Tune in to hear more of this story and more no nonsense addictions advice )

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Breathwork To Upscale Your Life; Samantha Skelly

Breathwork To Upscale Your Life; Samantha Skelly

August 7, 2022

Samantha Skelly is a self-made entrepreneur and CEO of the multi-million dollar Breathwork and Wellness company Pause. She's a highly sought-after international speaker, best-selling author, and coaching expert with a heart-centered approach to life and business. 

A leading authority on trauma healing and stress release, Samantha has made it her life's mission to rid the world of anxiety so people can thrive using the power of their breath.  Through Pause's signature trauma-informed coaching programs, breathwork facilitator training, and live events she provides uniquely accessible somatic and emotional healing resources, while also equipping clients with the tools and strategies to create and scale their own 6-figure wellness businesses.

With the mission of helping 1 billion people by 2030, Samantha started examining the underlying causes of anxiety, trauma, and stress in 2014 with the Hay House best-selling book “Hungry for Happiness.”
Samantha eventually grew the movement into the comprehensive wellness brand that Pause is today, supporting over 10,000 clients in 30+ countries worldwide.Her sustainable healing solutions have revolutionized the self-help industry, challenging the old “Band-Aids on bullet wounds” approach that kept people trapped in the yo-yo effect. She's been featured on the small screen on Global TV, Shaw, NBC, CBC, The Doctors Show, and BBC. And in publications like Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Elephant Journal, and The Prevail Project. Samantha hosts the top-rated podcast ‘The Sam Skelly Show’ which has had millions of downloads over the last 5 years.
A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Samantha currently resides in San Diego, California. When she's not challenging the wellness and self-help industry or positively transforming lives, you can usually find her surfing, dancing, and supporting anti-trafficking efforts through her philanthropic initiatives.

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  • Her grandfather who recently passed away.

Effect on Emotions

  • Then they're not overpowering. I've, I've been able to observe them, not identify with them. When I identify with them. I feel like they overtake my whole experience. When I observe them, I realize that there's a witness observing my emotions. And because there's a witness observing them, I know that I am not them. So then I can shift and change them.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathwork is the ability of using your breath to release the addiction to the cognitive mind, the monkey mind, the reptilian brain so that we can drop deeper into our bodies and actually use the energy of our heart to navigate the world, rather than the ego and the survival brain.

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Bullying Story

  • When I was going from grade six to seven, I got really into sports and playing outside. I was very active. I had a couple of extra pounds on me in grade seven, I was skipped, like so tiny. Because then I was a dancer and the rest of it.
  • So this girl at school, her name was Isabella. She told the whole school that I went to fat camp, and that's why I was skinny and I was so upset, I was so pissed. And it just was like really awful. Because I was so young, I just tried to defend myself against her versus knowing in my truth that that's not true.
  • Her projection of me isn't it has anything to do with me. I got really emotional rather than logical. If I hadn't mindfulness, then I would have saved myself a lot of pain from those words.
  • So now, being an influencer of some sort, and having a social media presence, of course, you're exposed to people who don't like you. And I remember during COVID I put a meme up that I thought was really funny. But a lot of people thought that it wasn't, and I got bullied hard on that. And comedy for me is comedy is very healing for me. Breathwork

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Don’t Let This Habit Steal Your Life; Roman Mironov

Don’t Let This Habit Steal Your Life; Roman Mironov

August 3, 2022

Roman Mironov is a relationship coach in Toronto, Canada who truly hates to see people suffer in their relationships. That's why his goal is to help clients create amazing and enviable relationships by increasing love, gratitude, and mindfulness in order to feel joyful. Roman knows that an addiction to p*&n can cause major problems in relationships and he helps people who are experiencing this challenge in their lives. He has been into self-improvement for over a decade and brings his best ideas and tools to people he works with. *Note: This episode is marked explicit and is not suitable for children due to the mature subject matter.

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The Risk of Social Media

  • The huge problem is social media because when guys start looking at Instagram, all these girls try to get more likes by showing themselves on Instagram, and this becomes a huge trigger.
  • We are bombarded today by all these messages about sexuality, that sexuality is good, and that it's okay to show your body in a very vulnerable way like they do on Instagram.

Building Awareness Through Mindfulness

  • We certainly need to be in touch with our emotions through meditation and mindfulness. We can be more in touch with our true emotions and I think that we can also build better relationships with other people through being mindful. It creates a more healthy individual.

 Similarities Between P*&n Detox and Losing Weight

  • One of the similarities is spending all your mental energy on your addiction or thinking about, let's say, p*&n or food or fighting your thoughts. It just doesn't leave any headspace for you to think about what the real problem is.
  • The root cause is that psychological deficit, but when you go on a smart diet, you do whatever works for you. You just start eating cleaner and then you'll notice that you don't crave food that much anymore. And because you don't spend that mental energy on thinking about food, planning food, and so on, you realize that there is something bigger; that this is why I was actually overeating. And that could be a relationship going wrong.

Trauma As A Cause of a P*&n Addiction

  • The most common example is that people get exposed to this habit very early on. Their brothers were watching it, or their parents were watching it, they saw it and they got hooked. And this is definitely a psychological trauma because a six-year-old is not supposed to see things like this.
  • Another example, which is also very common is parents who were achievers. And they pushed their son or their daughter to come to me for help. In some cases they push too much. They had very high expectations and on the other hand they did not give much love. So the person feels that they were not loved enough. And that's why they're always not enough, even though they may be 30 or 40 years old now.

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Everyday Crystal Healing; Lauren Blackford

Everyday Crystal Healing; Lauren Blackford

July 31, 2022

Lauren Blackford is a Holistic Wellness Coach, Yoga Teacher, Crystal Healer, and Meditation enthusiast. She believes in a holistic approach and strives to help others find their ideal balanced life for their mind, body, and spirit. After her divorce in 2014 and with 2 small children to raise on her own, she turned to crystals, nutrition, yoga, and mindfulness practices to not only rebuild her life but also rebuild herself into a whole, happy, and healthy woman, mom, and teacher that she is today. Nothing makes her happier than helping others do the same. Everyday Crystal Healing

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  • Her yoga teachers.

Effect on Emotions

  • Going back to my original definition of mindfulness, self-awareness. A lot of times when I can just say, Oh, I'm angry, what am I angry about? Alright, let me sit with this for a minute. It's easier to process emotions when you can be fully aware of what they are, and where they're coming from. Knowing that sometimes not about what it's about, and finding the actual original source of those emotions. Everyday Crystal Healing

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I think breathing is such an important aspect of it. For me, it's the best way to go from the sympathetic, nervous response to the parasympathetic nervous response going from flight or fight or flight is to rest and digest and bring yourself internally when you're meditating. Are you doing yoga or just sitting at your desk, focusing on your breath and getting rid of all the noise? This brings you back to yourself and the power of everyday crystal healing.

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Bullying Story

  • I had a difficult relationship with my mother. She had narcissistic tendencies, she has since passed away. But I didn't really understand that or know that growing up. And when I was a young adult, I was very much aware from my upbringing that my self-worth rested in someone else's opinion of me, particularly hers.
  • I didn't know that was not accurate, so I made a lot of choices based on people-pleasing and making sure that everybody else was happy and finding my worth in other people. And then what I found that my now ex-husband, also has narcissistic tendencies.
  • It wasn't until after divorcing him and finding my worth and finding self-love; that has been the key to the turnaround in my life. Then I realized that those relationships were not healthy, that my self-worth resides in my mere existence, and that I do not need to please other people to find my own happiness. That is what attracts the joy and the beauty that I have in my life. Everyday Crystal Healing

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Bridging the Gap between Spirituality and Science; D. Neil Elliott

Bridging the Gap between Spirituality and Science; D. Neil Elliott

July 27, 2022

D. Neil Elliott was highly educated, owned a profitable consulting firm, and had a successful career and an amazing wife and family. But things were not all they seemed to be … Neil was facing a lot of challenges. In a phrase, he was in a dark place. Quite by accident, he discovered a Higher Road. As he traveled that road, he found the key to transforming his life. Over the course of the following year, Neil lifted himself to an inner state of love, peace, joy, and abundance. His perspectives on life changed entirely. His troubles and tribulations were his impetus to find the key that enabled him to revolutionize his life. He learned that the search for a better life does not entail positive thinking, saying affirmations, chanting mantras, or traveling to India to sit at the feet of a guru—or any other popularized method of “finding yourself.” …The key? To ascend in both spiritual perception and truth, you need to use the right process to break through your entrenched, human-ego barriers.

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  • His wife.

Effect on Emotions

  • When you go through this process, mindfulness is part of the tool of helping me be aware of what I'm doing in the moment and with conscious thinking. But actually understanding this foundational stuff, allows that mindfulness to actually give me a different perspective of it. So it's actually becoming more powerful for me; without knowing what I now know about our truth of being or the source of where we come from and why we're here.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • So when you are anxious or at a heightened state of anxiety, whether that's something that's exciting or fearful, for instance, if you can stop and bring your breath and be conscious and aware of your breath and slow it, the mind controls the body, the breath controls the mind.
  • So if you can actually breathe, you can start to control the anxiety and subdue the anxiety; whatever the source of that is. So breathing is very important in terms of the whole process of getting control of your thinking. Bridging the Gap Between Spirituality and Science

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Bullying Story

  • I was coming home from school. I don't know how old I was, there was a black child. So a black family moved into this community back in the 60s, of all white people. And there was this black child, and he was older than me. So maybe he was in grade five or grade six.
  • There were three older white boys, the same age as this black boy. And they were degrading this boy. They made them kneel down on the ground. I don't want to get into all kinds of specifics on this, but they made him kneel into the ground and they were spitting on him and calling them names.
  • I was like in grade three. I felt sorry for that kid; he didn't deserve that. At the time I felt like these kids should not be doing this. But I thought if I intervened I'd get the crap kicked out of me. So I avoided it but part of me right now would say, I kind of wish that little boy would have had the fortitude to step up and say stop that, even if I got beat up.
  • But you know, I didn't. It was a lesson that has stuck with me about how we treat other people.  Bridging the Gap Between Spirituality and Science

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A Hypnotic Approach to Wellness; Adrianne Hart

A Hypnotic Approach to Wellness; Adrianne Hart

July 24, 2022

Adrianne Hart is a wellness advocate, hypnotist, and the host of the Get Well With Me podcast. She has helped thousands of people reduce stress, dissolve anxiety and upgrade their health and wellness by introducing them to the healing powers of their unconscious minds. so

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  • Laurie Hammonds So

Effect on Emotions

  • I'm naturally hot-headed. My trigger button is pretty hot. So listening to a self-hypnosis recording, about not being triggered has helped me tremendously to be able to notice when I'm triggered, to be able to disassociate, and hit the cool button instead of the hot button has absolutely changed my life. And every time I noticed that I'm getting to that place again, I put that recording on and it reels me right in.  Hypnotic Approach to Wellness

Thoughts on Breathing

  • My favorite, I guess it's not a technique, it's more of a mindfulness technique and it's really a hypnotic induction. So to notice that when I breathe in how the air is cool and refreshing, and to notice that when I exhale, it's warm and relaxing.
  • And doing that just a few times puts me into a beautiful, trance-like state, or depending on the circumstance, it reminds me that it is safe to be here now. Hypnotic Approach to Wellness

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Bullying Story

  • So in middle school, I don't want to say that I was bullied because I saw people, I saw friends being bullied. And that was kind of different than being picked on a little bit. I was very small for my age, sometimes I was referred to as the runt of the family. I was smaller than everyone even though I was the oldest.
  • I was even called an Oompa Loompa for being so tiny and short. So those things kind of stuck with me but as far as being bullied, if you've ever ridden the school bus, bullying happens on the school bus.
  • So I drove my son to school every day. And I think that deep down, I wanted to protect him from what happened on the school bus.
  • I remember one time, some boys in the back of a bus, one boy was holding down the arm of a more scrawny kid. And the other one was just as far as I could tell they were going to break his arm. Therefore, I think mindfulness could have helped if I would have had the courage to say something. Hypnotic Approach to Wellness

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Mindfulness in Motion; Nita Sweeney

Mindfulness in Motion; Nita Sweeney

July 20, 2022

Nita Sweeney is the award-winning wellness author of the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink. She is also co-creator of the writing journal, You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving. Her upcoming book, Make Every Move a Meditation (available for preorder), was featured in the Wall Street Journal. Nita lives in central Ohio with her husband, Ed, and their yellow Labrador retriever, Scarlet. Download your free copy of Nita’s eBook Three Tools For A Happier, Healthier Mind. Mindfulness in Motion

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  • Daron Larson

Effect on Emotions

  • It's being able to withstand both painful emotions and feel positive emotions. That's what mindfulness practice has allowed me to do. I don't have to push and pull on either one. I can be with what arises, no matter what it is. Mindfulness in Motion

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Thoughts on Breathing

  • Notice how much you hold your breath. During the day, just notice.
  • When I'm running, often, I'm not forcing my breath instead, I will try to let my body react, relax, and let it take a natural breath.  Mindfulness in Motion

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Bullying Story

  • I came from an alcoholic family, I was in and out of my own drinking and addiction, many very addictive behaviors with substances. Therefore
  • And I think that this mindful awareness of my own behavior, and realizing that there was something driving me that I was unaware of. As a result of my actions, I would get bullied because other people didn't like what I was doing. Therefore
  • So that awareness that there was something else going on, so much deeper, than I could have possibly worked with, to maybe modify my own behavior, or at least, be able to be with it without all the shame and guilt and things. Therefore
  • And then when the bullying did happen, having the compassion because that's one of the things in meditation is we develop mind states, one of which is loving kindness and so having the compassion for the person, another person to realize that they too, were coming from some kind of place of often fear, that's what usually it is, we're coming out of fear. Therefore
  • It's taken years of therapy, to help me understand that. But in the meditation practice, sitting with memories of that, the thoughts that come up now, the body sensations, especially being able to be with the discomfort, and then also having fond memories that I didn't really remember because there was so much of the kind of bad things that I didn't let them happen. So
  • So when you're still or when you do meditation, even mindfulness in motion, when you let the rest of the world drop away, whether it's through in the writing practice the sitting in moving meditation, the rest of the world rep drops away, and joyous memories can come up.

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Live An Educated Life; Jellis Vaes

Live An Educated Life; Jellis Vaes

July 17, 2022

Jellis Vaes is the founder of The IPS Project, which stands for ‘Inner Path Seekers'. “Jellis believes we all have a voice inside our hearts with which to speak; that is our gift. And we all have something worth saying, even if we don’t always realize it. For a long period in his life, he thought he had no voice at all. For 6 years he went through high school consumed by suicidal thoughts, spending most of his time between the 4 walls of my bedroom – locked away from the world. He says: “I was overcome by feelings I had no words for.”

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 What Does IPS Stand For?

  • IPS stands for Inner Path Seekers
  • This project started in 2021. I came up with the idea of creating a platform that just provides educational life topics that we don't learn much anything about from school, or from our parents.
  • It touched on subjects like mental health to the mind, relationships, the body, and the brain.
  • To sum it up, the platform does that through a podcast and online courses, and practical articles. We're also working on events and looking to buy a piece of land and build a community center where we can do workshops as well.

Lessons Learned By Being A World Traveler?

  • I did travel a lot, beginning when I was 18. When I was a teenager I got to a very dark place as I thought life was very boring and dull, and not exciting at all.
  • Traveling just opened up the adventure and the freedom and the possibilities that had not seen. So this is why traveling became a lifesaver to me and showed what more there is out there in life. I'm very thankful that I had that opportunity, so …So

What Is Your Life's Purpose?

  • I want to help people suffer a little bit less through life. When I was young, I walked very close on the edge between life and death, because I had a lot of dark thoughts about suicide. For instance
  • It's been an incredible motivator on why I'm doing what I'm doing. We just know so little about ourselves, which can then lead some people to very dark places.
  • I'm grateful for everything that I've done to help people who are struggling in life, or are walking on a very close edge between living and dying.  But

Meditation In Your Life…

  • There are certain times in my life when I have done way more meditation. But right now I'm at a point where I don't have an actual practice of meditating every day, I would say that I have more other practices of being just mindful. So
  • I always go for like a morning walk. and that is a simple way for me to meditate.
  • This is just to get my workflow going, but also just to pay attention to my surroundings, feel gratitude for what I'm seeing, and just feel a bit aware of everything around me.
  • That is my form of meditation, just a walking meditation. That's something that I do every day, even if it's raining. So there's always something nice to be grateful for.

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Tune In To Your Teens’ Passion; Jonathan and Renee Harris

Tune In To Your Teens’ Passion; Jonathan and Renee Harris

July 13, 2022

Jonathan and Renee Harris are a husband and wife team with 24 years of experience educating their children at home while running an online handcrafted skincare business. They now provide guidance to other parents to effectively lead their children to be inspired and to find their passion. Jonathan & Renee have graduated five of their nine children to create their own unique paths based on their interests and talents. To do so, they have developed a strategy called “Parent Their Passion.” which is used to create a compelling portfolio of the value of a child’s talent based on their personality and strengths.

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Effect on Emotions

  • It's coming back to that gratefulness. Like, at the end of the day, it could be a tough day. We will get together and just say, “What are the good things that happened?” You start to list one or two and that switches my mindset.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I'm gonna jump in on that one because I gave birth to nine children. I have learned a little bit about breathing.
  • Just that physical breathing when you're in the moment, because you notice the tension in your shoulders, and you know, when you're in labor, hard labor, it all comes down to breathing, taking your deep breath, and resting.
  • I could just apply that every time I get stressed; that would be amazing.

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Bullying Story

  •  I remember my own childhood, I was not bullied, but I had friends who were and I had to step in.
  • But I think about it most of the time unless it's a true gang situation. So what we're seeing, we're not talking about that, right? That is because they're trying so hard. And usually, they're trying so hard to fit in, and everybody kind of knows that they don't have their own thing going right.
  • So once you start throwing yourself into something, that's where the child may need the parent to help them cross that bridge. When you're good at something and you do it with passion, you start attracting other people who are also interested in a similar topic.

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