Things I have read and found to be true personally:

To reduce overwhelm and stress, practice the 2 Minute Rule = if it takes less than 2 minutes to complete something, do it. If it takes longer than that, write it down in categories or project lists.

Getting a good night’s rest is like putting your brain through a full dishwasher cycle, allowing it to refuel and recharge which makes it twice as likely to solve problems better. So the advice to “sleep on it” (before making important decisions, bigger ticker purchases, etc.) is a good practice.

Bliss chemistry has been said to be as important in fetal development as prenatal vitamins! Stress and trapped emotions release chemicals in a mother’s body which impacts fetal development by producing shorter telomeres in the child (telomeres are like protective caps on the end of chromosomes and shorter ones have been linked to reduced immune systems and increased risk for cancer).

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Three Key Book Take-Aways:

“Three Feet from Gold” by Sharon Lechter & Greg Reid

  • You control the only things that matter, your mind and your attitude.
  • Every setback holds a greater opportunity. Afterall, success come from going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
  • Dream big but don’t over plan, be open to the opportunities along the way.

“Success Through Stillness” by Russel Simmons

  • Meditation helps you use the bridge between the left and right sides of the brain to recognize thoughts but not be stressed by them and allow the silence from which all creativity springs.
  • Think of meditation like a shower, you need to make time for it daily.
  • Meditation helps the amygdala make calm assessments of situations, improves sleep, promotes mindful eating and growth in the brain’s gray matter (hence positively impacts memory, attention, and empathy).