8 Little Things You Can Do To Empower Yourself

September 15, 2014 10:50 AM

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8 Little Things You Can Do To Empower Yourself

My yoga instructor gave my class the best piece of advice recently when she told us the story of how her normally short commute to work was made long by an accident on the side of the road. Traffic didn’t move for an hour. She was going to be late for work. Instead of asking herself—Why is this happening to me?—she chose to avoid that agitation and instead remembered a more empowering, peaceful question: Why is this happening for me? Changing that one phrase, from "to me" to "for me," quieted her mind. Instead of feeling anxious, she let herself relax for the rest of the slow drive.

1. Do nothing. Dr. Fran Walfish, Beverly Hills psychotherapist, author, and expert panelist on WE TV's series, Sex Box premiering early 2015, says we all need a timeout. Giving yourself short, undivided, positive attention each day is nourishing and fortifying. She recommends “10-15 minutes each day...

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