Lessons I've Learned: Anxiety & Alcoholism

Lessons I've Learned: Anxiety & Alcoholism

If you follow me on instagram or facebook you might've noticed that over the last 3 years I've been extremely open about my personal struggles with lifelong anxiety - and alcoholism in my early 20's.

I've shared not only my healing and transformation but I've gone into great detail about my set-backs, challenges, fears and even failures. I've tried to share it all with you.

Why?

Because I really want to also share how I’ve overcome all the pain and fear of not being good enough. I want to show you how I stopped identifying with the diagnosis and actually began to heal. So it might help you or someone you love.

How I Stopped Letting Stress Run My Life

How I Stopped Letting Stress Run My Life

For years I let FEAR (and stress) run my life. I was anxious and overwhelmed - most of the time.

But then something truly miraculous happened.

In 2012, after years of seeking support from teachers, therapist and guides I woke up to the realization that if committed to taking small daily actions I might be able to stop letting fear and stress run over me.

By this time I had already been practicing yoga since 2005; but it wasn't until I committed to a daily spiritual self-care practice (outside of the group yoga classes) that I finally began to experience some relief - and eventually real tools that helped me break through obstacles. These tools still help me today.

1 Question to Stop Giving Away Your Inner Peace

1 Question to Stop Giving Away Your Inner Peace

One of the questions offered in January’s reflection (svadhyaya in sanskrit) is “What triggers or habits disturb my peace?’

It’s an empowering question that encourages us to grow in awareness and joy; and shift from victim consciousness to hero consciousness in our lives. It has helped me tremendously over the years - as well as so many people I work with privately.

This question helps us move our focus from what is happening to us, to what is happening from us.