and meditate at the same time

There are a number of strategies you can try to manage your anxiety, aid your sleep, and train your mind towards your peace and happiness. But Remember, if your anxiety is hard to manage, find a professional who can help you. Part of resilience and healing is knowing when to ask for help.

Be gentle with yourself- You are an amazing individual with infinite worth and bursting with opportunity. What works is different for each and every person. So go easy on yourself and take the time to find what works for you

..And don’t forget to demonstrate self-care…

A comforting bath ritual will help send you into a deep healing sleep

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She sank into the warm bath. Her head, shoulders and knees breaking the water’s surface. The flickering of a candle placed at the end of the bath gave the room an iridescent glow. Ambient music played in the background. The aroma of lavender oil permeated the room. She breathed a sigh of satisfaction. The day had ended.

Don’t you love bath time?

Lying in a warm cozy bath can be profoundly comforting and nurturing. It can mark the end of your day and the start of bedtime. …

Do you ever feel anxious? Anxiety is inherently human and can be our worst enemy.

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A state of stress prepares us for danger. But panic can bring us to our emotional knees without reasonable cause. Creating a mindful holiday, rewriting our self-talk and reframing thought can help us manage our anxiety.

‘Im so stressed out I can’t do this anymore’

Can you relate to this statement? I know I can. As humans, we want to feel loved. We want to feel that we belong and feel safe. When we feel that any of these needs are not being met, we…

A self-guided meditation to help you cope in times of stress and uncertainty

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My phone is under my left ear pinned there by my shoulder. I have been on hold to our internet provider for 38 minutes. Listening to hold-music, I stand in my kitchen. I’m stirring the pasta cooking dinner before the kids come home from school. We have basketball straight after school, so I need to have dinner ready for when we return. As I wait on hold, I text my daughter on the same phone, reminding her about her doctor’s appointment. As I do, so, she replies…

How journaling can make you a better person

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I pretended to be busy sorting out the kid’s clothes. I folded them in piles and moved the piles like chess pieces around the couch. I then marched to the kitchen, put on gloves washed a couple of dishes, then went back to my folding and sorting. I kept checking my text messages wanting to hear that familiar text-notification bell.

I was waiting for his text.

Ugh. How did I get to this place of desperation? This isnt me. Is it? I’m so much better than this. I don’t need a relationship to define me. Do I?

I love my…

Listen to the heart of your reader

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I held her gently, her head nestled into my chest. I was sitting in Boxhill hospital’s NICU. The fluorescent lights were highlighting the hue of her yellow skin. She appeared smaller than her 6 pounds of birth weight. My first baby was born after 42 hours of labor. She had jaundice, but she was going to be ok. I expressed breast milk, and then I fed her with an eyedropper — a tiny wee little hand gripping my finger. I looked down on her beautiful face. A tear ran down my cheek, not of sadness but sudden clarity.

At age…

Do you ever feel lonely? I used to feel lonely.

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Today Im trekking at the Organ Pipes National Park in Central Victoria, Australia. Im with my two girls. As I walk, I reflect. We’ve decided to start trekking together as our ‘thing.’ My sons and I have basketball as our thing (They play, I barrack). We each need a ‘thing’ Don’t you think? — Something we can do together to instill a sense of belonging. Building a sense of cohesion through ritual is essential.

My life has changed. I used to feel lonely and now rarely do. But loneliness is…

- How I meditated while fighting auto-immune illness.

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When I fell ill, I realized it’s better to meditate imperfectly in the chaos of life than achieve the perfect meditation during a moment of stillness. It wasn’t until my life tumbled down like dominoes that I realized meditation was more than just a relaxing practice to help me sleep. Like opening a window and letting the sunshine into a dark space, meditation can open our minds and give us the room to be ourselves. And a regular practice can declutter thought and awaken us to the joy of being. When life does not run to plan the meditation we…

Growing a YouTube channel to over 100 thousand subscribers with four young children

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I’m Lauren a single mum of four, a professional YouTuber and a writer. I’ve recently started writing for Medium, and I love the community. Today I’ll share my thoughts on how to achieve your dreams in impossible circumstance. I’ll describe how I became a successful YouTuber with over 100 thousand subscribers. And I will share my two methods for achieving impossible dreams.

I used to be a personal trainer with my own wellbeing studio. I had a picturesque farm and lived in beautiful regional Victoria, Australia. Then my marriage ended, and my life face-planted. Ouch! I moved house with four…

Message of hope from a single mum of four

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Im a writer, YouTuber, and podcaster. More importantly, I’m a single mum of four (including twins). Nine years ago my marriage ended. I loved my husband and I was devastated when it happened. Its taken nine years to realize that I get to choose how to react to the shit life dishes out. Im not saying that I have it all together but I know now that I hold the power to choose my reactions.

And you do too.

When I decided to write this article I wasn’t sure whether to call it ‘The day my heart broke’ Or ‘Shit…

Lauren Ostrowski Fenton

YouTuber, writer, meditation teacher & single mum of four. Living the mindful moment. MASTERS in Counselling, Honors ARTS in Anthropology, Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness

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