and bad, happy times and sad. All these experiences are what ultimately shape us, strengthen us, and make up the unique tapestry of our lives.
Think of these practices as nourishment for your spirit rather than something you “have to do”! If you can do this, I guarantee you will not only stick with them but you will start to shine brighter and be happier then you ever imagined possible.
Top 5 practices for a Shiny, Happy Soul.
1) Move your body EVERYDAY!
If you don’t take care of your body where is your soul gonna live?
Yoga, surf, hike, dance, walk, swim, run, make love! It doesn’t matter ~ just get your blood pumping & your energy flowing. By moving out stagnation you will have way more energy, you will think more clearly & you will feel more connected and empowered in your body!
2) Start loving yourself, and I mean really loving yourself.
How do you do this? Well, start by being kind to your mind & body; stop criticizing yourself. Try treating yourself at least as well as you would treat your best friend and see if you still want to be friends
with you! If you can truly do this practice you will be shocked at the inner transformation that starts to take place!
3) Connect with nature.
Hit the hiking trail, put your feet in the sand, or watch the sun rise or set. Nothing recharges you, grounds you or connects you more quickly to yourself and spirit. Nature has the power to inspire and heal.
4) Don’t take life, or yourself for that matter, too seriously.
You will never look back and wish you smiled, laughed, played, loved, sang or dreamt less!
5) Do more of what makes you feel most alive, most connected, and most inspired.
Howard Thurman sums it up best with one of my all time fave quotes: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”