Download Headspace: This app will guide you through 10 minute meditations daily. Please try it for 10 days-morning is best. It aids in allowing space to respond not react.
Book: Rad women by Kate Schatz
Nightly brain dump: Before going to bed, get your thoughts and concerns out of your head - write them down in a notebook or type notes on your phone or tablet and release them from your brain. You can also keep a Gratitude Journal by writing down a list of things you are grateful for every night.
Poem by Mary Oliver, "Summer Day":
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?