As a natural beauty blogger obsessed with all things wellness, I’ve spent the last decade on what I best describe as a self-help bender, studying every spiritual and healing experience that I could get my hands on.
I’ve had my palms read, chakras realigned, and future predicted. I’ve been detoxified, hypnotized, and organized. I’ve saged my house, slept in a silk cocoon, and seen my past lives (maybe we met when I was a cowgirl in the 15th century?). I’ve done crystal therapy, equine therapy, and plenty of traditional therapy, too. My nightstand looks like the "Live Your Best Life" section of the bookstore.
At first, self-help was part of my job as a beauty and wellness writer. But in the process, my life completely changed. Decades of depression—gone. A chronic autoimmune disease—dormant.
I found love. I found peace. I found myself.
The following are the practices that I continue to call upon when I get stuck in my head, when I feel disconnected from my truth, or when I know I’m operating from a place of fear. They’re not the answer to all of your problems, but they will help you find the inner peace that’s the center of all self-help: