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My Favorite Anti-Anxiety Products

Everyone gets anxious! Whether it’s chronic, anticipatory anxiety or you’re just nervous about going on a first date. It’s real and a lot of people are affected by anxiety on a daily basis. You are not alone. For me, I really struggled in High School with it. I felt so embarrassed by it and that I was weak if I asked for help from someone else. It can really be exhausting when you have the same thoughts on a continuous merry-go-round. I wanted to make a list of my go-to products for when my anxiety kicks up, or I’m traveling for work! I’m definitely more of a holistic/eastern medicine person, but I would never belittle someone’s mental health needs. Everyone has their own life journey. 

 

 1.)  Essential Oils- Probably one of my favorite tools for anxiousness. I love peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender & grapefruit. It’s amazing to travel with them, keep them in your purse or use the DoTerra (alcohol-free) ones in water. It’s so nice to use in your shower or rub some on your neck/wrist. I also have an oil-diffuser in my room that I turn on at night when I’m winding down. 

 

2.)  Crystals- Something I’ve come to realize lately is that I’m extremely spiritual. I’m totally an empath! I have always felt really in tune with myself and have dreams that come true. Throughout the past three years, I have fallen in love with crystals! They are so popular right now, and it’s really a nice tool to have because they are natural and derived from the earth. It’s also a fun journey to go on to discover what crystals your body resonates with. For me, I get a tingling/heat sensation. Crystals like Lapis-Lazuli, Amethyst and Rose Quartz are really calming!

 

3.)  Good Day Chocolate Calm Supplements- These little chocolate candies from Whole Foods are amazing! I was checking out a few weeks ago and saw them at the register! I was intrigued because the only calming ingredient was magnesium. Totally natural. When I got home, I ate two pieces and immediately felt really relaxed. They tasted amazing! I highly recommend because you can eat them anywhere and travel with them. 

 

4.)  CALM(Natural Vitality)-  This magnesium powder really works wonders. You can mix it with water/juice! I get mine from Whole Foods and drink it probably two times a week. It’s also great because it replaces any lost electrolytes in your body. The health benefits of magnesium are; bone health, relieving anxiety and calcium absorption. 

 

5.)  Phone Apps- I know it sounds like an oxymoron- but apps like headspace and unplug are amazing! I seriously wish these were around when I was a teen. Because you can literally put on your headphones and take a walk outside, lay down or excuse yourself to the bathroom.  

 

6.)  Staying Hydrated/Eating Nutritious Meals- This one seems simple, but so many people actually feel jittery all day, because they aren’t treating their bodies well. Especially breakfast, starting your day off hydrated and eating a protein filled meal- will make you feel better! Keep a water bottle with you and continuously fill it up! Also- If you are naturally an over thinker, be aware that caffeine only makes you more anxious. Try switching to green juice, infused water or CBD drinks

 

7.)  Candles- I am a candle horder haha. Seriously, I love voluspa and any yummy, floral scent. I like to use them while taking a bubble bath or when I come home from work. It’s a nice, relaxing way to just breath and kinda like aromatherapy. 

 

8.)  VYBES (Mind+Body Function) CBD Drinks- I actually just tried one today at work and it was amazing! I got the strawberry & lavender flavor. It was only 15mg of CBD, but it was the perfect amount to get me feeling super mellow and happy. I’ve never been into smoking weed/doing drugs for helping anxiety, but this drink is really organic and has no side effects- other than feeling calm. 

 

  I hope this list helps!! Remember, you are not alone if you struggle with anxiety/panic attacks or any other mental health issue. It’s not embarrassing and I’m sending you love! Always ask for help and just learn to laugh through the anxiety. Some people resonate best with speaking to therapists or listening to a guided meditation, while others love smelling essential oils. It truly just depends on who you are and how you function best.

CRYSTALS

Growing up, I was always fascinated with the earth. We had a rock quarry in our family, and we often did weekend trips there to dig and play around. It felt like a mini Jurassic park… with deer bones everywhere and huge boulders piled up. For me, anything having to do with nature/the earth always feels very comforting and all my problems would melt away. Since crystals are derived from the earth, it’s no wonder that they resonate with so many people. When selecting crystals at a store, I like to compare it to when Harry Potter was in the wand shop. You can try out as many as you want, but when it’s the right one- It will FEEL right. For me, I know which crystals are best for my body because I will feel an intuitive draw towards them. Also, when I hold them, my hands start to get warm and tingly.

That’s how I know that my body is resonating with that specific crystal. I really have come to realize that I’m extremely spiritual sensitive and I have to be picky with who I hang around/where I live. As an empath, it’s extremely important to constantly ground yourself and be in areas that have good energy. I wanted to write a list of my favorite crystals! You can buy them at most yoga studios, spiritual stores, crystal shops or online! But I prefer in person. There’s really nothing like that feeling you get when you hold a crystal and immediately feel a connection! 

  1.)  Lapis Lazuli- These gorgeous solid blue crystals are probably my favorite! They date back to Egyptian times, when the priests/priestesses would make jewelry out of them. I love to put it on my throat and just lay there while I feel the heat/muscle contraction. Lapis Lazuli is special because so many people relate to it due to the solid blue color ( similar to a body of water). 

 

2.)  Selenite- This clear, rod of goodness is so incredible. It looks like superman’s kryptonite! It’s clear and simple. I love to use it on my chest/ third eye! I car ry some in my purse and immediately feel calm.

 

3.)  Rose Quartz- The love crystal!! Throughout my spiritual awakening, I’ve used this for healing from past heartbreaks. It really brings me a wave of calmness and “everything is going to be okay”. This can bring profound changes in one’s life during the process of healing and bringing in more self-love. It’s a gorgeous light pink that’s super feminine! 

 

4.)  Black Tourmaline- This powerful black crystal really helps protect against negativity and can be grounding for empaths. Every person/place has a different energy to it. Black Tourmaline can really protect your energy field and just make you feel better. I also carry this in my purse and anytime I feel overwhelmed or sitting in traffic, I hold it and just breathe. 

  5.)  Amethyst- Ahhh one of my favorites. This beautiful clear/purple crystal is so calming. I have some on my nightstand and always put it by my head for a great night’s sleep. This one is pretty classic and quite common in most stores! Especially in LA, most Jewelry stores use it to display their necklaces/bracelets! 

Since my health scare, I have been on a spiritual journey of letting my intuition lead the way and healing from my past traumas. It has been dark, windy and uncertain at times. Yet, I always feel like everything is going to be great. I just do what makes me happy! I use my crystals to recharge myself in the morning and before bed. I drink my celery juice and hike in nature. I believe strongly in the mind, body, soul connection and that you gotta listen to that inner voice. Crystals are such a great way to soothe anxiety, heal from past traumas and ground yourself! It’s nice to get the smaller sized ones because you can travel with them/bring them anywhere. I truly hope this blog helps you feel peace and want to buy crystals that speak to your soul. 

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How Love-Based/Positive Thinking Gets You Far In Life

In life we all have choices-do you want to live in fear or love? Love-based or positive thinking will get you extremely far in life. Ever notice how when you cling/are stressed or angry, nothing happens. It’s like you tied a rubber band around the universe’s natural flow of things and you aren't allowing. But, if you choose to live in love/think positively(especially when you are driving or cleaning, sometimes your mind can wander), then you will win in life.

I choose to live in the mindset that everything happens for me, not to me- because it makes me feel better. It makes me see things in a fresh light and be open to life lessons. I believe life lessons can come through people, living situations, partners, siblings and family. You will continue to attract the same thing until you break the pattern and learn the lesson. Just try for one day, to live in love. To just allow and see how quickly things happen. It’s quite incredible when you realize that you are the creator of your reality. There is no one else to blame or shame.

Currently, I am opening up to love a lot and have realized that love comes in many forms. There is self-love, platonic love, romantic love, family love and just admiration type of love. One of my 2019 goals is to just love people more. To not stoop down to their level, and just stay in my bubble and send them some love. Do not let people ruin your day or drain you. It’s never worth it and you will feel better when you rise above and just set the example. I meditate about six times a day now- just small, 5 minute reboots that help me get back to my true self. Realizing that I am creating my reality every second of the day. If you feel like “nothing is going your way” or “why me”, then check in with yourself and look at your thought patterns.

Switch them into productive, positive and compassionate thoughts. We are all humans at the end of the day. No one is perfect and just sending love to those that have wronged you, when it really wasn't even about you(because those with insecurities who are hurt will project their fears onto you). The truth about life is that only love is real. Let go and let the universe do its thing. I promise it has your back. It didn't take you this far to just take you this far- After my health scare, I became such a believer in divine timing, angels and why certain things happen the way they do. It really opened my eyes to that something bigger than myself was happening. Trust. Anytime you feel overwhelmed or scared, take 5 deep breaths and just relax. Take your mind off of whatever you are focusing on and just go watch something funny, take a walk or call up a friend.