I have trouble meditating on a regular basis just because. I get busy or lazy (or both) and sometimes I just forget. I know I can't be the only one, so I've gathered four of my best - and easiest - tips to help you build a consistent meditation practice.
An empath is a person who can sense, feel, and even experience the moods, emotions, and energies of those around them. For the inexperienced empath, these might seem like random unprovoked mood swings (in those without a mental illness in which these are a symptom) or gut feelings that you can't explain. It can be hard to deal with, so I've put together this short list of tips and tricks to help any empath, newly realized or not.
Crystals and natural stones have been used in the art of healing for thousands of years. Some of the oldest amulets from a natural source date back 30,000 years and are made of baltic amber. Humans have an affinity for pretty things, and stones and crystals are no exception. These healing and protective crystals were worn as jewelry, sewn into clothing, and placed around the home. As talismans and amulets, they were banned by the Christian church after the death of Christ, but that doesn't mean that the practice itself died out (1).
With just work and sleep, I'm down 17 hours and 10 minutes. Then I have the other stuff I need to do: get ready for work, pack lunch, wake up Em (my daughter's nickname), get her ready if she's not staying home with her dad (which will not be happening starting next week because she starts school), drive to work, do the work, drive home from work, help with dinner, cleanup, get Em ready for bed, do laundry, etc. etc.