1. managing anxiety
2. keeping my head on straight (i.e. being happy, peaceful and joyful!)
I see these products as adjuncts to having a toolbox of “what can I do” strategies which is the foundation of effective anxiety management. My blog is full of tools that can help you create your foundation.
On top of that foundation, here are a few of my current favorite products (not in any particular order):
I’m a big fan of therapeutic essential oils. This one by Young Living is particularly relaxing, while uplifting my mood at the same time. I diffuse it for aromatherapy, or blend with a carrier oil to apply topically.
“Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself”
By Dr. Kristin Neff
Being kinder to yourself can definitely decrease anxiety (which so often comes with harsh, negative self-talk that only makes matters worse).
I was blessed to attend training in Mindful Self-Compassion personally with Kristin. I predict Self-Compassion will be the new Mindfulness – you read it here first folks 🙂
BONUS Hot off the press: “The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive.” Loaded with interactive tools and techniques. I just ordered it!
Guided Mindful Belly Breathing Meditation
It seems a little weird to list my own product as a favorite, but this Mindful Belly Breathing Meditation really is the most effective tool I know for anxiety, and I really do use the technique myself.
I get so much feedback confirming it is so much easier to do this kind of meditation and breathwork with my guided audio meditation.
It has helped many create a daily meditation practice, plus lots of folks have put it on their phone for on-the-go use in anxiety-provoking situations such as travel.
Great for calming the anxious nervous system and relaxing physical tension that often come along with anxiety. I love it in my Ultrabath!
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations Podcast/App
Download this free app to feed your spirit with a fantastic selection of short interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, and spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts.
Research shows the effectiveness of light therapy to help improve mood, reduce negative thinking and irritability, and increase energy levels. I use my light box all year round, but especially in winter.
I have 2 different lights: Philips goLITE BLU and Northern Light Technology Travelite.
*Be sure to read the instructions and warnings for the light box you choose. Light therapy is not recommended for those with mania or bipolar disorder, or those with various eye conditions
Read my full article about light therapy HERE.
Homeopathy is a natural system of plant-based supplements. Several different brands are available at many health food stores. Homeopathic remedies are gentle, inexpensive, small pellets dissolved under the tongue.
Gelsemium is commonly used for calming anxiety, and many of my clients get relief from it.
This product and recommendations for use can be found at most health food stores.
I’m a huge Louise Hay fan! Each of these 64 vibrant cards contains a powerful affirmation on one side and a visualization on the other to enlighten, inspire, help you find inner strength and love yourself.