Many outwardly successful, bright, beautiful women have a secret. Despite external appearances, they don’t feel good enough. That drives many of us to be overachievers, perfectionists, overly responsible, burnt out and more.
Living life this way creates internal pressure and stress. Because when our worth depends on external validation, we are only good enough when we are succeeding. It’s a joy-sucking cycle.
Tired in the morning (and all day really) and wired in the evening. By tired I mean absolutely exhausted. The kind of tired that you feel behind your eyes and makes you want to crawl in a cave and hide from the world so no one will ask anything from you. That’s how I’d describe what I later realized was adrenal fatigue.
On Monday I sent an email out to my subscribers asking what their number one struggle is. (By the way, please feel free to email or private message me on FB if you’d like to share your #1 struggle– I’m using this information to build out future programs including some free ones). The #1 thing I heard was: I don’t feel good enough.
Even though there were some incredible highs, like getting married, last year was one of the most challenging years of my life. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto Hypothyroiditis (hypothyroidism), adrenal exhaustion and leaky gut (candida). I went from being a vibrant, athletic, social, creative, happy person to someone who felt like she was merely surviving. The healing process ended up being long and full of many lessons and lifestyle changes.
And guess what? Meditation helped me through all stages of my recovery. Even if you don’t have direct experience with the stress-related conditions I mentioned above, I bet you can relate to a time when you felt sick, stuck, a little hopeless, frustrated, sad or confused. If so, let me share with you how meditation helped me through all of those feelings…
Posted by Molly Hamill on April 12 2016 at 7:37 am
I want share a funny way (or embarrassing…ridiculous…genius way???) I use meditation. Many years ago, when I was still in the corporate space, I created a meditation I call “Bitchy, and About to Snap,” and it TOTALLY WORKS!
Because no matter how patient and kind you are, we all have those moments where we feel like our horns are going to prevail over our halo. And it may or may not have aaaaaanything to do with the person in front of us.
Posted by Molly Hamill on April 05 2016 at 9:08 am
A very close friend of mine recently received some upsetting news and naturally felt quite stressed as a result. A short while after speaking with her, I realized how crappy I was feeling inside. I was worrying about my friend. Plus, I began personalizing her situation. Allowing it to bring up old feelings of similar memories in my past. And in doing all of this, I felt really down. Anxious, fearful, and rocking a major lack mindset.
I was allowing my thoughts to imagine the worst, which created these yucky feelings. When I gained awareness of this, I realized it isn’t helping me and it isn’t helping my friend. Ultimately being worried for someone does not change the situation. There are other (and better) ways to show concern and care for someone. So I changed my thinking.
Posted by Molly Hamill on March 28 2016 at 2:52 pm
I received a lot of questions about a recent blog, “how to listen to what your body is telling you.” Naturally, it’s time to get even more specific by focusing on what your gut is trying to tell you. Our gut is so important to our health and wellbeing, energy levels, and happiness. It’s also easily impacted by lifestyle choices and stress levels!
Our gut is located in our second chakra, our energetic center of abundance, creativity, sexuality, emotions, and more. When it’s flowing well, we are flowing. Physically (ya know, bathroom), emotionally (processing our feelings), and overall in life (all is good!). When we have blocks in that area, we may feel blocked physically (constipated), emotionally (stuffing emotions), and feel stuck in our lives.
How we take care of our gut impacts all of those things and more. In today’s Vlog, I talk about the relationship between how we digest food and how we digest life. Specifically I share how my eating style was creating digestive stress for my gut and one way I fixed that.
Posted by Molly Hamill on March 14 2016 at 1:38 pm
Everyone has heard they “should” meditate. The benefits are well known, buuuuut the image of it might be scaring you off or leaving you with some misconceptions. Normally we see the image of the peaceful yogi at sunset with a blissful facial expression. Sound familiar?
Well, while I have MOMENTS of that when I meditate, often it’s quite different. It usually starts with some racing thoughts, then I experience some emotions I’ve been avoiding. But it’s how I handle those thoughts and emotions that create the meditation experience. 🙂 In this week’s video I describe what the meditation process is actually like. Hint: It’s not about having no thoughts.
And P.S., if you’re curious about mediation, or want to learn more about it, I’m launching a new meditation series next week, Naturally High (because that’s how I often feel after I meditate)! Click here to get on the list (and receive 25% off). In addition to meditations, I’m sharing my best meditation tips. You don’t have to be a yogi, or a vegan, woo woo, or anything else to allow the benefits of meditation into your life. Mediation is for everyone, and I’ll show you how during Naturally High. 🙂
Posted by Molly Hamill on February 29 2016 at 11:31 pm
I commonly hear, “but my mind won’t stop,” when I lead people through meditations. We have the perception that meditation is a peaceful, enjoyable experience based on the pictures we’ve seen of people doing it. But, what’s really going on inside can be a totally different story! Unknowingly a recent meditation student gave me the perfect meditation metaphor.
Check out this week’s video, in which I share the commonalities between meditating and cocktail partying. 😉 If you’ve ever been to or hosted a cocktail party you’ve enjoyed, you can use that as guidance during your next meditation. 🙂
P.S. I’m super excited to launch a new meditation series in March. To get on the waitlist for my meditation series, launching in March, click here.