If you’re sensitive, you might notice the wind on your face, the birds in the distance and the physical sensation of calm as it gently dissolves tension in your neck and weight on your shoulders. You might experience this during meditation, in a yoga class or on vacation. It’s a window into your highest self. Being completely connected to the moment feels more energizing than a breath of fresh air, and it lingers much longer than a retreat or a vacation. But on most days I’m betting you feel stressed, worried and have a strong desire to be done with what you’re doing now so you can move onto the next task.

Recently, I’ve been cognizant of the relationship energy has on our state of mind. When complaining or arguing, the energy feels taut and uncomfortable. But when it’s quiet, you can almost imagine a wave of calm flowing in and out with your breath. It’s a wonderful sensation to experience. It’s a feeling of safety, well-being and the knowledge that everything will be okay.

Whether you’re preparing to face your fear of flying, getting ready to savor your last vacation of summer, or are in the midst of a potentially emotionally threatening situation, there’s a way to carve out peace regardless of what circumstances you’re in. These posts offer the tools to assist you on your journey. Enjoy them and have a great weekend!

Making Travel Fun Again: 7 Tips for a Sober Vacation
(Addiction Recovery) – Everyone deserves a break once in awhile, but make sure your next great escape won’t whisk you away from your sobriety. Get important tips to help you stay sober while your soaking up the last rays of summer.

Why Good Beats Perfect
(Better Living Through Pithy Quotes) – Maybe we’ve all been brainwashed to believe in perfection. But here’s why good is just as good, if not better than perfect. A great post to read if you’re in the midst of project procrastination or writer’s block.

The Mindfulness of We
(The Emotionally Sensitive Person) – In an effort to protect our sensitive selves from harm, we often sacrifice our relationships. If you want to improve your communication and feel confident in your interaction with others regardless of the situation, read this.

Bipolar Disorder: A First Rate Madness?
(Bipolar Trek) – Do people with bipolar disorder really make better leaders? Read what one psychologist has to say about this hot topic.

Anxiety, Rubber Bands and a Fear of Flying
(Therapy Soup) – Tired of being scared of flying? This anxiety-reducing exercise could help.