Recipes for peace, self love,joy & fulfillment ♥️
Recipes for peace, self love,joy & fulfillment ♥️
Sometimes, in our suffering, it can be overwhelming to know how to proceed in order to manage our mental health so that we may experience greater ease and peace. Here are a few suggestions to help you manage your mental health, especially anxiety. With a few small adjustments to your daily routine, you can transform suffering into soothing solace.
Even though it doesnt seem like it, we are always making some progress. It doesnt matter if the growth is small. It takes many strides to finish a marathon.
Practice taking time to REMEMBER and celebrate the small successes you have previously achieved and use them to build a more solid foundation to your goal.
I like to keep notes in my journal as well as in my phone to help me remember all the of the ways and times,I’ve responded to my limitations in healthier ways.It promotes a feeling of accomplishment when you document and remember, all of the improve ment you have made in the state of your mental health and to applaud your gradual personal development.
I have noticed,If success doesn’t get jotted down, I often forget and never notice the headway made(unlike how we keep condemning ourselves for erring)
Additionally, it can be helpful to buddy up with a friend. Ask them to notice and remind you when you are responding to old problems in new, more effective ways(If they are really a great friend, you wont even have to ask this favor….better yet…surround yourself with people who practice mindfulness. Find/Keep a circle of friends who are generous in their encouragement(I know, this isnt an easy task 😦
Align thought, feeling, action/behavior:
Have you ever experienced a misalignment between thought, feeling, saying and doing?
This can happen when we fear embodying our truth and settle for people pleasing. This action severely damages mental health.
I have recognized this issue in myself when I first started using affirmations without practicing really embodying the belief. This is a sure way to perpetuate anxiety and feelings of powerlessness.
It is much better to honestly acknowledge what you think, feel and do, even if they don’t align, then make a plan to address the discrepancy.
It is beneficial to be aware of keeping these elements connected. Even if you feel unsure how to change it in the moment, awareness is always key. When this malalignment occurs, It is a huge cause of stress and deeply impairs mental health. Don’t tell people what you WISH you thought/felt and then really feel differently and act in a way that is not in keeping with your Truth. It only makes for alot of confusion in a relationship as well as sometimes influencing physical health.
The body wants us to express honestly for best physical health as well as mental health. Furthermore, relationships(with self as well as others) is most enjoyable when honesty is practiced.
Small daily doses of manageable action:
It has been my experience that a commitment of one or two actions that will serve to propel you forward, per day is more then enough. It is not too much to overwhelm yet isn’t too little to seem insignificant(especially if you are jotting down what you did/how you did)
At the end of a week, it is quite possible you will have a long list of successes to motivate you forward.
Determine an action or two you are willing to commit to and then follow through. For example, you might want to write a reminder to yourself: Today I commit to ___
You can jot it down in your calender, journal, post on the frig, your mirror,or at your desk etc.
Establish a boundary, a space of time you plan to accomplish the task. For example: by 3pm I will submit 2 pieces of writing, by noon I will go for a walk, by 6pm I will practice being in an uncomfortable social situation for 10 minutes …whatever you might be experiencing as challenging.
To go deeper into these strategies, check out WORKSHOPS under the MENU button. I’d love to work with you so you may enjoy greater solace by moving through the suffering.
Contact Jenn at jlbrouha.com for more info.
I proceed with a don’t fuck with me, power walk posture. Evidence I'm not available to entertain any threatening nonsenseor shenanigans. Carrying tokens of protection along the way. Jingling, heavy metal keys, I hold, …trusting the potency of this spiritual weapon…like when I was a kid, trusting,knowing, no evil spirit would harm me if I called out “mom!!” … as I entered a dark room, Like a magic trick. Conscious. Aware.Connected to the grid of sovereignty, I practice embodying my brave soul. Pushing through comfort zones that in the past, felt snug and safe but presently, Oppress. A desire for a new sense of security and freedom. gradually, I dabble in becoming, then dare to be more frequently, a courageous risk taker. Take a chance..stretch my neck out (even just a bit) To be real…to be seen…to be known. Rip off the mask, No more hiding. Not from judgement, nor shadowy feelings. Ahhh.… Awake…Animated. An expansive, open stretch… Enlivened… I’ve Arrived. Movement, whatever movement calls to you, is a great tool to help you to make strides in your efforts to grow and overcome old conditioning, thereby improving mental health. As your body moves, so too moves stagnant energy, encouraging access to clarity and courage to change. A commitment to daily movement as a means to improve mental health, whether it be walking, dancing, yoga…even movement while cleaning is so beneficial in moving negative energy and clearing the way for right action to arise. I invite you to check out my Workshops to support you in passing through obstacles that prevent Personal Growth and enhance your state of mental health. Step into your power, walk into your worth…It would be an honor and privilege to work with you… to assist you in your efforts to blossom into your highest potential.
Recipes for peace, self love,joy & fulfillment ♥️
I think we underestimate the power of joy to heal what is bruised and broken in us.
In my perfect world, doctors would scribble a prescription for their repeat patients to experience joy on a daily basis instead of pushing so many pills. In schools, we would be taught and encouraged to define and do what delights us every day. It would be taught in Health as a means of self care, just as important as having good hygeine, eating healthy food and getting proper rest. It is so curious to me how they neglect to teach joy as a tool to cope with stress.
On a daily basis, burden and heaviness is often felt. This sense of burden impairs our state of mental health and can contribute to the creation of discomfort and disease in the body, mind, spirit.
Here are some suggestions to guide your dive into Daily Delight
Self knowledge: know what you love doing and grant yourself permission to indulge in this activity…think of new things you’ve always thought you’d like to do and do them. It is high time we started normalizing the need to indulge in delight and not be so governed by the patriarchal programming of PRODUCE, PRODUCE, PRODUCE!!!
I like to keep a list in my phone notes for the things I would like to do…I categorize mine by season, but whatever works for you personally is best.
Permission: Begin to EMBODY the belief…I deserve to have fun…I deserve to relax…I deserve to indulge in delight EVERYDAY. It doesnt have to take alot of time or energy.
Challenge yourself to find small indulgences to promote better mental health. It is so worth the effort.
KNOW you are ALLOWED to experience joy:-) everything doesnt have to be a grind.
Perception: not seeing things as chores, bores…but as opportunities to practice being present in the now. Joy is intensified when we practice presence and we can relax into a more peaceful state of mental health. When we do this it brings love and satisfaction to the activitiy despite previously not necessarily enjoying it.
For example, Standing on line at a store, at a light,(anytime you have to wait) Changing my perception of things that i NEED to do and adding elements of joy to them has been a life saver and has served to help me establish and maintain better mental health.
Breathe.Trust that it is all good. Everything is just a matter of perception.
Butterscotch, Stevia and Stones
Sweet sunny butterscotch
and some packets of stevia
of bumblebee jasper and citrine
(Believed, by the way,
to promote prosperity and purpose)
I smile with delight
Imagining the potent alchemy occuring
in such an unsuspecting place
as my pocket.
Energy of ingredients mix
In the bowl
at my hip.
Bliss, fusing with esteem
Purpose and power mingling
I see,feel and hold
The luscious vision
Of my desire
A ritual performed,
an action of intention…
A type of baking powder,
to make things rise.
With stevia,stones and butterscotch,
Faith and feeling deserving
and serve myself
a life of fulfillment.
If you would like to learn strategies and tools to increase your ability to nurture better mental health, check out my workshops under the menu button.
I recently had the intuitive hit:”Don’t fear fear”. Since then, I have been taking time to notice whenever anxiety arises and respond to it swiftly so it doesnt stick around so long. It is only in the resisting and repressing that challenging feelings remain. When I instantly exercise some self care by simply noticing the feeling, it speeds up it’s passing.
I acknowledge the feeling by speak to the feeling as if it were a friend. When we relate to our feelings and sensations instead of trying to control and resist them, it has been my observation that they pass so much more quickly. Furthermore it greatly improves Mental Health.
An example of a conversation with my feelings or body sensations might sound like:
Me: Stomach, I am sensing some tension in you. Do you want to tell me what you need? What would you like me to know?
Then, I breathe a few deep breaths directing the energy into my belly. I feel directed to stretch… arms out, head back, upper back, slightly bent …creating an opening for tense belly energy to move. Next, I listen a little longer and get the vision of walking along the shore. Yes,I get it. My bodymindspirit needs a break after a couple of intense work weeks.
I honor this insight immediately by packing up my computer and papers, and taking some time to restore my energy by walking along the waters to release some nervous energy.
I let excitement ebb…fear flow…before you know it, feeling restored and ready to go;-)
AT PLUM ISLAND
By Jenn Brouillette
The shore is isolated
so many sandpipers
searching for sustanence in the surf
although it is a gray breezy day on the beach,
my being feels brightly lit
with a warm, roaring fire
of love and gratitude
expansive, spacious sands
Powerful, pounding waves
into my core
with an echo
of crashing confidence…
I listen intently
the tides’ language
sensing the sea
intimate message for me.
the ebb and flow,
a whooshing whisper,
I cant comprehend the words
but I perceive the feeling.
All at once,
there is a washing away
of self doubt… inadequacy
and I embody this knowing:
the power…the worth…the soothing support
of the sea…
…I am in her, and she is in me.
Contact Jenn, at email@example.com to participate in my workshops to improve Mental health and learn strategies for enhanced personal development ♥️☮️
One of the best approaches to Personal Growth is simple self acceptance. Practice trusting that you are enough, exactly as you are. Trust that your worth is inherent. It doesn’d depend on your weight, your looks, your “success” as we have been deeply conditioned to believe.
You are always worthy. Practice deeply FEELING and accepting yourself where you are. Offer no apologies for your imperfections or flaws.
Personal Growth flows as we love and accept ourselves where we are. Magic really begins to happen as you are able to let go of old conditionings and expectations…from self as well as society.
by Jenn Brouillette
Like Mother Moon,
I offer no apologies
for my fullness,
for rolls of belly,
birthed ideas and dreams
as well as children…
abdomen of abundance.
more sovereign self
nurtured within this portal.
And ample hip handles
to hold and steer
me into pleasure.
It has been,
since the beginning,
that soft is seen
as a sin, a scarlet letter…
self acceptance …
gentle self compassion…
is a cure
experience of exclusion
shamed and shunned
by the critics
girls and women
their divine form,
they shrink inside
as their exterior structure expands. .
But now it seems,
the tide has turned..
present in the pelvis,
in the gut
of fierce, fertile females,
is power of creation
the power of pleasure
the medicine of
So, I choose
the old understanding
begin to embody
Because what is enchanting,
with bright presence,
like Lady Moon,
and my body
Contact Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for my workshops: Processing or The Gathering of the Free & Fearless Feminine for more personal growth support. ♥️☮️
… to help you BLOSSOM into your Truth 🌺
Try this strategy when you have felt dissatisfied with the way you responded to any given situation. Personal Growth is a process. Sometimes we wish we had responded differently. In this strategy, the Do-Over, provides you with another opportunity to imagine and visualize a better way to respond.
It helps you to shift frustration into self acceptance. It is a practice you can utilze to deepen into the desired feeling and get grounded in safety so you can succeed next time:-) Personal Growth takes time…practice self compassion as you progress:-)
Here is how you implement it:
1. Take a few deep breaths with the intention of grounding into the energy of your Highest Self. Try to tap into the support and love of your Highest Self. You might want to say something like, “I call upon my Highest Self to support me in my efforts to practice responding to challenging situations”.
Or, you can call upon God, an Archetype, Arch Angels, Acended Masters, whatever extra support resonates with you to support you in this practice.
2. When you feel firmly established and settled, take a few more breaths with the intention of cleansing and clearing any negative energy from the initial experience. Sometimes it helps to recite a mantra or affirmation in your head to settle you after a stressful experience.
3. Now envision yourself responding to the scenario from your most empowered, highest self. Say whatever you need to say without fear and with as much clarity as you can access. Feel safe, empowered, clear, worthy. Keep repeating how this looks until you are satisfied
4. Feel and bring your awareness to, how this new empowered experience is felt in your body. Try to access feelings of confidence, clarity, empowerment. Feel the other person respecting you.
5. Repeat this a few times allowing the energy absorb more fully into your body.
6. Commit to responding this way the next time a similar situation arises. You may want to repeat this visualization meditation a few times to solidify the healthier, more empowered response. Make sure to really put your attention on the feeling as well as the vision. Trust that your Highest Self is always with you and supporting you in your Personal Growth efforts.
Play with different scenarios. Journal them. What felt most empowering?most authentic? Most uncomfortable? Why? Ground yourself in the most authentic, empowering scenario. Trust this new energy overrides the first.
If you would like to learn more about practices that enhance Personal Growth, check out my Processing Workshop or The Gathering of the Free&Fearless Feminine. Contact Jenn at email@example.com for more details. Subject line: Processing Workshop or The Gathering of the Free&Fearless Feminine.
Blooming in Truth,
Whenever you receive a card, letter, email, evaluation, recognition at work/school, add it to your box or journal. When people give you compliments, put a little note in your phone or directly in your box/journal of what they said.
Then, whenever you are struggling in your ability to remember and recognize your inherent worth, pull out your box/journal and indulge yourself in all the nice things people have said about you.
You can either make your own box, or purchase one of your liking. If you prefer, just tape or glue your compliments into a journal.
Afterwards, spend some time really absorbing the good vibes of these statements. Listen to some meditation music on YouTube that inspires a deeper feeling of self worth or a guided meditation that promotes healthy self esteem.
Breathe, believe,feel and KNOW you are inherently worthy just as you are. Return to this activity whenever you are feeling down on yourself
I believe the Universe is very aware of the personal growth we need to accomplish and the lessons we need to clearly understand them. Synchronicities, signs and Totems are one way the Universe might tutor you in your lessons to facilitate personal growth.
For instance, the other day I was taking a walk, contemplating how we are expected to just go along with what the “authorities” claim to be gospel “truth”.( I have very actively been trying to become more aware of this and practice discerning for myself what is right and true.)
As I continued on a wooded path, I stepped right into a spiders web. I brushed some remnants from my face and continued through the forest. I felt inspired that my experience with the web was lecturing to me:-)“Yes, it is a web of lies the authorities often lead you into, think for yourself”.
The timing of how my thoughts and the experience corresponded, felt very much like a sign from the Universe encouraging my personal growth…affirming that it is wise to practice independent thinking.
When I arrived home, I sat down outside at the picnic table. The way the sun was beaming, made a nearby spider web shine with rainbow colors. As I went to investigate, AGAIN, I walked directly into ANOTHER web!
My awareness throughout the day, played with examining all the subtle ways I notice myself and others, unconciously operating from patriarchal programming and how it prevents personal growth. I felt grateful for the timely lessons of the spider web to enhance my efforts towards personal growth and independent thinking.
Later on, I was bringing the garbage out and noticed web number three, hanging upon my vans mirror! Not only is Three times the charm. But that it was dangling from a mirror felt very significant!
I tossed the garbage in the bin along with all the trashy, limited thinking and perceptions I’ve been collecting:-)
Do you use Divine Signs, Synchronicities and Totems to Guide your Personal Growth process? I’d love to hear about your experiences.
If you would like to learn more about discerning and applying synchronicities and Divine Signs to enhance your personal growth, check out my workshop on DIVINE SIGNS under the Workshop Menu. Contact Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.♥️☮️
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