OH Relax! 3 simple yet powerful breathing exercises to ‘plug back in’ and de-stress

OH Relax! 3 simple yet powerful breathing exercises to ‘plug back in’ and de-stress

Most of us spend WAAAY too much time in our heads.


This is so indicative of another archetype I talk about…The Human Do-er.

Especially those of us that are the classic career woman. The driven, Go-Getter. The successful Super Woman who never stops!

But amidst the go go go….we have forgotten how to just BE.

So, in this week’s VLOG, I dive right in with 3 simple, yet very powerful breathing exercises you can use anytime, anywhere to…

  • Calm your nerves, plug back in, and connect back to yourself.
  • Recentre you when you are stressed, overwhelmed or feeling triggered.
  • Ground yourself when you feel scattered or anxious.
  • Help you process emotions and show up authentically.
  • Centre yourself before a sales presentation, meeting or public speaking or a negotiation.

And, it even helps you manifest! (yes!)

Ok, it’s not the sexiest topic, but it’s a powerful process that can anchor you back to you, whenever you are stressed out, triggered or just overwhelmed by what’s going on in the world around us right now.

Because, if you want to be a conscious creator, deliberately creating your life with intention…then you need to remain present as much as you possibly can.


We can’t manifest if we are in the past or future, and that’s where most of us live. How can we be connected and receive guidance, inspiration or signs if we are connecting to the past or future?

Well, we can’t.

The key to RECEIVE is to be conscious in the HERE and the NOW.

So here are 3 powerful, yet simple, tools that will help you connect back to the present moment, whenever you find yourself becoming disconnected from yourself….

  • Follow your breath. This one is easy peasy! Simply follow the breathe with your mind’s eye as it enters your body and exits your body. Do this inhale/exhale cycle 5 times for a quick way to bring you back to the present moment in just seconds.
  • 4-4-8. Inhale for 4 seconds. Hold for 4 seconds. And, exhale for 8 seconds. Really empty the breath on an 8 count. Repeat. You can even practice drawing in positive thoughts on the inhale and letting go of anything that doesn’t serve you on the exhale.
  • Box Breathing. Imagine the perimeter of a box. Work your breath around that box…inhale on a 4 second count…hold for 4….exhale for 4….hold for 4. And repeat.

Taking even 30 seconds to plug back in and be present is vital!

If you have a big decision to make and need guidance…Plug Back IN!

You can also take these short, simple exercises and extend the time to make this a deeper daily meditation practice.

Remember…it doesn’t have to be hard to be incredibly powerful.

Breakthrough Your Resistance Part 1

Breakthrough Your Resistance Part 1

Resistance may not sound like a sexy topic, but it’s HUGE and we need to pay attention to it because it shows up EVERYWHERE!

Everywhere I look right now I feel an undertone going on around this. With all that is going on in the world, lots of people are growing and shifting. This is exciting, BUT it also creates the need for us to be aware of our own resistance. This is the ego trying to keep us safe and small.

Be WISE to this!!

In one of my 7 Energy Archetypes, I address this resistance because it so prevalent.

There are 2 main ways we resist. The first is by resisting ‘what is’ – the natural flow of things. This is what you don’t have control over such as the cost of living, line-ups, traffic, bills, taxes, weather, the way people are. THESE THINGS JUST ARE, and often we don’t even consider it as resistance because it’s become so ‘normal’ to resist these types of things. It’s like we have been programmed.

But it’s important to remember that no matter how subtle, this form of resistance is still wasted energy AND as you know, what we resist, persists! But here’s the thing…

RESISTANCE causes unnecessary suffering!

The good news is that it’s easy to shift the obvious stuff. With a little awareness, you can catch yourself doing it and choose differently.

Sometimes this resistance can be a little sneakier, such as when we have a desire/goal that we’re focussed on, yet we simultaneously, unconsciously block it from coming to fruition.

How? We do this when we doubt it, question where it is, wonder why it hasn’t shown up or focus on it not being here yet. ALL resistance.

If we are not where we want to be, we have resistance.

So ask yourself what is the thing I do that keeps my desires at bay?

The second way that we resist is more serious. It can show as the ‘YES but’ syndrome. It happens when we feel called to do something; a pull on our heart strings, BUT we hold back out of fear, doubt or worry.

This resistance will wreak havoc in your life – and the crazy part is that many of us go our whole lives like this.

Now let me ask you: What is your ‘Yes BUT’??? Where do you feel the call BUT then put the brakes on yourself? What is one thing you can do right away to take the brakes off you?

And remember, awareness has the potential to change everything. So pay attention. You are a creator. Live with more intention, so you can create what you want.

Watch part 2: How to embody Non-Resistance and one of the Universal laws around non-resistance.