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Thursday Thoughts with Little Wave: Relationships & Self-Care

Watered Grass

Release Date: 07/25/2019

S5E13 Why I Chose Gratitude Over Toxic Positivity show art S5E13 Why I Chose Gratitude Over Toxic Positivity

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Positivity and optimism are incredibly helpful to our mental and physical health, but there is such a thing as taking it too far. Toxic positivity can impact our ability to grow and heal. In this week's episode, learn why a gratitude practice makes more sense for truly changing our mindsets.

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S5E12: Tips for Empaths & HSPs to Navigate the Holidays show art S5E12: Tips for Empaths & HSPs to Navigate the Holidays

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Have you ever found yourself stressed, exhausted, or overwhelmed by the holidays?  In our environments and our social calendars, there are lots of sneaky energy drains for empaths and highly sensitive people during the holiday season.  If we know what to look out for, we can have a plan to make the most of this celebratory season! I'll give you a heads up in this episode.

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S5E11: Common Empath/HSP Triggers and 3 Tips to Recover show art S5E11: Common Empath/HSP Triggers and 3 Tips to Recover

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In order to live our happiest and healthiest lives, we first have to know what's triggering our stress responses.  Sometimes, it's not as obvious- especially if your superpowers include heightened sensitivity.  In today's episode, I'll break down some of the most common triggers for Empaths and Highly Sensitive People.  Stay tuned through the end of the episode, where I'll share 3 of my favorite tips for navigating around Empath/HSP triggers.

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S5E10: How Identifying as an Empath/HSP Changed My Mental Health show art S5E10: How Identifying as an Empath/HSP Changed My Mental Health

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A great quote Brene Brown posted this week said "Caution: If you trade in your authenticity for being liked, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief." This perfectly summarizes the experience of hiding and misunderstanding my Empath/HSP tendencies. In this week's episode, I'll share my story of learning and accepting this part of my identity, and how that impacted my anxiety, depression, and eating disorder.

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S5E9 How to Know if You're an Empath or HSP show art S5E9 How to Know if You're an Empath or HSP

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Here on Watered Grass, we've explored areas of identity and personality that influence our self-care practices. Sensitivity is a superpower that makes us rock stars for empathy, creating change, and being helpers to ourselves and others. Some of us are more tuned in to the energy of others- but what defines an empath or a highly sensitive person? Tune in to today's episode to find out.

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S5E8 How to Slow Down When Life Picks Up the Pace show art S5E8 How to Slow Down When Life Picks Up the Pace

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We've all gotten pulled along by the pace of life at some time or another.  Our calendars and to-do lists full, we can start to feel stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted.  I used to fall victim to this regularly, until I learned 3 questions to ask myself to slow down and focus on what matters.  Tune into today's episode to learn what they are!

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S5E7: How I learned to trust my body and release my to-do list show art S5E7: How I learned to trust my body and release my to-do list

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As someone 1.5 years into Eating Disorder Recovery, my relationship with my body has historically been one of distrust and frustration.  I also struggle with anxiety, and that anxiety pushes me be productive and efficient at all times.  Learning about menstrual health helped me find more ease with both of these things.  Learn how in today's episode.

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S5E6: What Mental Health and Menstrual Health Have in Common show art S5E6: What Mental Health and Menstrual Health Have in Common

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You may be curious why this podcast, which is about self-care and mental health, has had so much talk about menstrual health.  The mental and menstrual health have A LOT in common, and much of it has to do with the backstories and how they're taught to us! Tune in to learn more.

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S5E5: Back to School Special- Classes vs. Coaching show art S5E5: Back to School Special- Classes vs. Coaching

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In the wellness world, there are tons of catch phrases. Masterclass, coaching, and workshops can all sound like they deliver the same thing, but each experience is a little different. So what's the difference, and how do we decide? It's all a matter of our personality and commitment-style. Tune into this episode to learn what's the best fit for you.

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S5E4: Taking the Rigidity Out of Routine show art S5E4: Taking the Rigidity Out of Routine

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The word "routine" might bring up words like repetitive, boring, or even specific things we "have" to do.  What if we started to look at it differently? Routines can be the first step to more time freedom and stress relief.  Tune in to hear the ideas submitted on Instagram of what routines make us think of, and I'll give you ways to reframe each to feel fun and freeing.

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More Episodes

It's Thursday, and Kate Pelletier of Little Wave Yoga and I are discussing self-care in relationships! While we talk mostly about a romantic relationship, boundaries and self-care are important in all relationships we have including friendships, co-workers, and family.  Tune in to hear what strategies we use.  Come back next week to hear from Kate Swanson about self-care in long distance relationships!

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