It is common for many of us to get stressed out and overwhelmed with the responsibilities of daily life, but there’s one person who wants to help. Leah Guy, owner of Modern Sage Healing Center in Jersey City and author of The Fearless Path to Emotional Healing, has made a career of helping people to find peace and calm.
“My approach is built upon the healing power of connectivity; of putting the pieces back together, not pulling them apart,” she told OMJ. “I use intuition and guidance from the energy system to address emotional and mental issues, blocks, heartaches or stagnations in one’s life.”
While she hosts private sessions and workshops like the one being held on October 9 at New York Open Center, we wanted to know her top tips for staying centered during a busy day.
1. Practice Self Care
Even if it’s 5-10 minutes a day. Jump on a trampoline, sit in silence, take a walk, breathe deeply, get a massage. Any of these little things can change the impact of how you respond to stress and fatigue. Remember, an empty cup has nothing to give – nurture
2. Stay Present
In the present moment we get a greater sense of calm and control. Use a simple mantra such as “Be Here Now” or “I am Present” to stop and feel the moment. Get fixated on something tiny that’s right in front of you. The mind is a powerful tool, it can sweep you off to a place that isn’t real or you can train it to be present.
3. Process Feelings
Feelings are not meant to be feared, nor trapped in your heart or drowned with food. Emotions are fluid and need to move. Let them. When stress or resentment show up, give yourself an adult time-out and let yourself emote. You don’t need to take it out on people, that’s what happens when we get pent up and then explode. Simply recognize how you feel and allow the emotion to be present. Soon enough it will transform and the next emotion will come. Like the ocean, each wave brings forth a new current, some are rough, some are fun to ride and others are still.