I Was Frustrated As Hell...

I Was Frustrated As Hell…

Emily ColwellAnxiety, COVIDtime Leave a Comment

Life understands our imperfect humanness and she generously and repeatedly offers us new moments to notice what happens when we accept the reality of the very second in which we find ourselves. She knows relief and peace await us when we pause our need to try and force this moment to be different than it actually is.

How to Change the Channel in the Face of Big Feelings

How to Change the Channel in the Face of Big Feelings

Emily ColwellAnxiety, COVIDtime, Mindfulness Leave a Comment

Big feelings don’t always need to be worked out quickly in order to find relief. When the intensity of a feeling grows, it can be helpful to change the channel for a bit. Instead of working harder to find the fixes, change the channel, and do something else entirely. This ends up creating MORE space for the big feelings to come out as the real deal, rather than all wrapped up in a big, confusing reaction.

How to Ditch the ‘Shoulds’ in Your Life

How to Ditch the ‘Shoulds’ in Your Life

Emily ColwellFear of the Unknown, Inner Peace, Mindfulness Leave a Comment

Can you feel how ‘shoulds’ shut you down? They cut you off from letting yourself dream bigger or beyond where you are. They convince you that it’s not ok to have what you want or to follow the trail of nudges guiding you to new aspects of you. They inhibit your connection with your Inner Compass, leaving your focus dependent upon outside expectations for your life.

How to Ditch the ‘Shoulds’ in Your Life

How to Survive Politically-Triggered Anxiety and Fear

Emily ColwellInner Peace, mental health support, Mindfulness Leave a Comment

Here we are in The Year of Endless Unknowns, facing yet more uncertainty, anxiety and fear following the recent death of RBG and the approaching US election. Our thinking minds are forever convinced that they can think their way out of the fear or find ways to make the anxiety go away. Yet this is THE hardest way to find relief from the discomfort that accompanies this anxiety and fear.