Anxiety runs deep in my family. My father has enough anxiety for the whole family and my grandmother is the queen of overthinking. I came from a family who wants to evaluate every outcome and prepare for all the potential obstacles that may arise. From an outside perspective, this seems smart. If you can evaluate a situation and prepare for the worst, then you’re bound to overcome any and all challenges… right?
Breathwork is an activity that you have to try to truly understand its benefits. When I first heard about breathwork, I was skeptical about how much it would truly “improve my mood,” but I was pleasantly surprised with the improvements that I noticed.
Friends and family were quick to turn to me for help in times of crises because they knew my threshold for stress was off the charts. In fact, I prided myself on how much weight I could carry on my shoulders—and welcomed more.
When I was first introduced to holistic wellness, I received a lot of conflicting information. Regardless, the consensus was that holistic wellness was less than a viable option. Luckily, times have changed and there are more grounds to support a holistic lifestyle.
The power of self-talk cannot be underestimated. This inner voice has the ability to bring us up or tear us down.