There is so much going on in our lives. There has always been so much but how are you feeling, how are you dealing with one traumatic experience after another stacking its baggage so high you can't even see the top anymore?

Where's the breaking point, where you either get help or give help? Right here's a great place to take a little breather.

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Emily Jameson, a certified Trauma Aware Transformational Coach and I got the chance to sit down and unpack some heavy topics circulating the news involving school shootings, mental health, and our wellbeing.

Creating Healthy Ways to Process the Overload

Earthing

Our bodies long to connect with the Earth, feet free of socks and toes in the grass. As high rises get built and rubber shoes hit the pavement we are going weeks without stopping to smell roses and breathe in the fresh air deeply. Our bodies crave it and it's a complete mood changer. Carving out 15 minutes a day to wiggle your toes, you'll be amazed at what takes place

a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect you to the earth. This practice relies on earthing science and grounding physics to explain how electrical charges from the earth can have positive effects on your body

Forest Bathing

I immediately pictured a bathtub in the middle of the forest but alas that's not really what this is about, I mean you could totally make that happen for yourself. Forest Bathing has been around for a bit

In 1982, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries created the term shinrin-yoku, which translates to “forest bathing” or “absorbing the forest atmosphere.” The practice encourages people to simply spend time in nature — no actual bathing required.

Both of these techniques involve nothing more than reconnecting with the Earth, the sounds and smells around you. What do you see, hear and feel? All free and all rejuvenating.

The next time you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or unable to move forward, take a moment to go outside and reconnect. Listen to the full interview with advice and more below

If you are unable to get outside here is another option to chill for a minute

Emily Jameson

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