Sometimes we get so caught up change we lose awareness of what’s going on. We no longer become aware of our feelings, how our actions affect others, or what’s truly going on behind the scenes. We focus so much on the solution – “What am I going to do now that the meeting is cancelled? How am I going to get to work if my car won’t start?” – that sometimes we forget to provide care for ourselves in the moments in between. Instead we judge ourselves, telling ourselves that we shouldn’t be upset, or that this is just a part of life – a way to ignore our emotions and behave like it’s unnatural to have them.
As the leaves turn their vibrant coats of red and gold and the air turns crisp, the new season has officially arrived. We’re here to make this fall season extra special for you with a dose of self-care and some new go-to treats. We’re giving you 3 recipes designed to keep you feeling your best throughout autumn.
Meet Sanjita, a high school senior from Arizona who’s delving into the world of STEM, alongside pursuing her passions in baking and crocheting. But it’s Sanjita’s journey into the world of computer science that truly sets her apart: She embarked on this path during her eighth-grade year, with a fascination for robotics and her high school experience in Kode With Klossy. Fast forward to today, and she’s an integral part of SereneMind’s executive team, a unique organization at the intersection of STEM and mental health, on a mission to empower more women to excel in STEM fields.
Imagine carrying a heavy backpack that strains your back, neck, shoulders: The weight becomes burdensome, draining your energy and preventing you from moving forward. In life, we accumulate emotional baggage in much the same way. These can be past hurts, toxic relationships, self-doubt, internal conflict, or a worry that haunts our daily lives. All of these weigh us down, making it difficult to experience happiness, growth, and self-love.
1. Reflect on a moment when you felt truly at peace with yourself and the world around you. What were the circumstances, emotions, and thoughts that contributed to that sense of harmony? How can you bring elements from that experience into your daily life to nurture your spiritual wellness?
Embracing conflict as a teacher offers a unique perspective on personal growth. By acknowledging conflict’s potential to illuminate our emotions, communication patterns, biases, and ego-driven responses, we embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery. As we navigate the landscape of our inner world through the lens of conflict, we cultivate resilience, compassion, and self-awareness.