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2019’s Top Posts from Emily’s Everything

Here are the top 5 posts of 2019 from Emily’s Everything, ranked by number of likes.  For a full list of posts, please visit here!

1. Can You be Present AND Plan for the Future?

Categorized: Personal Growth, Spirituality

Years ago when I first started doing yoga, I thought the instruction to be present meant that I should eliminate external goals and forget about my future.  Since then I’ve figured out that was a big misunderstanding on my part.  This post myth-busts pop-culture’s superficial notion of what it means to be present.  Being present does not require us to forego planning activity.  Don’t equate the practice of being present with never thinking about the future.

2. How to Heal the Mind and Create Lifelong Benefits in 15 minutes per Day

Categorized: Spirituality

It’s 9 pm already and you haven’t yet had a second to concentrate on yourself.  Even if you want to devote time to healing and self-development, it’s a challenge to find time. What can you do in 15 minutes to cultivate a loving attitude, heal your emotional pain, develop discipline, and change your brain for the better? Let me reassure you: fifteen minutes a day can change your life’s trajectory!

3. Week 45 Questions for Know Thyself 2019: Habit vs. Addiction

Categorized: 365 Journal Questions, Personal Growth

Everyone has compulsive behaviors.  I, too, sometimes have to take a minute to ask myself, “Why am I doing this? Is this what I really want to be doing?” Addictions aren’t only about illegal substances and stigma.  So within the topic of compulsive behaviours, what’s the difference between a bad habit and an addiction?

4. Week 41 Questions for Know Thyself 2019: Decisions

Categorized: 365 Journal Questions,

Do you suffer from analysis-paralysis?  Trust me: there’s no PERFECT decision.  What you need is to know what best motivates YOUR decisions, and what makes a good decision FOR YOU.  Some people are satisfied by a choice motivated by their religious faith, others choose according to their personal values, and some people want to maximize probability of a desired outcome.  What makes you choose option A over option B?

5. 5 Simple Stretches for Winter (In)Activity

Categorized: Fitness & Yoga

You might not know this, but I’m also a 500 hour certified yoga instructor. (By the way, feel free to email me your health and fitness questions! I’m happy to help.) Whether you’re participating in winter sports, Netflix marathons, or in OT at your desk, stretching can benefit your well-being!  It only takes a few minutes to refresh your mind, relax your body, and prevent injuries.

Call for Suggestions:

What do you want to think about in 2020?  I’m eager to hear what you want more of, so please like, comment, or send me an email!


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