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Do you want to progress in your happiness, health, and all-around live better? It all starts from giving kindness to yourself and others. We’re all well aware of the Golden Rule, introduced to us before we even began schooling- treat others the way you would like to be treated. In other words: be kind. What exactly is kindness, though? Why is kindness so important? Kindness is what allows us to have compassion and empathy for others as well as ourselves. It helps us with the ability to relate to people and build positive relationships, and expands our socialization skills. Kindness also has the ability to make us healthier. How, though? Ancient Chinese philosophy and medical texts used for millennia describe how specific organs are related to emotions and emotional activities, such as anxiety to the lungs and anger to the liver. The organ for joy is the heart, and Huangdi Neijing, the Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor or Esoteric Scripture of the Yellow Emperor, describes further. To quote, “The five yin-organs of the human body produce five kinds of essential qi, which bring forth joy, anger, grief, worry, and fear.” Essentially, these five “yin-organs” are the basis of our health, and our emotions directly impact their condition. In fact, our emotions are a large contender to disease; when they overpower us they can cause serious injury to organs. That is not to say that emotions are bad- emotions felt within healthy, normal limits are, well, normal. It is when emotions stretch beyond simple stimuli to external factors that they may overcome a person’s wellbeing and cost them their health. Back to our original question, though: how exactly does kindness play into all of this? By being kind to ourselves and others, we unlock a way of understanding our emotional limits and, most importantly, the significance of gratitude. Rather than giving your entire focus to ways to uplift your own anxieties, pay attention to wishing others well in equal amounts. Try your best to be thankful for what you have, such as food, shelter, and loved ones- I know from personal experience how hard it is to do this, and it is even worse when a neurotypical tells you to, “just stop being depressed!” I will say though, overthinking is the root cause to many of my own problems, as well as my peers who suffer from similar conditions. Taking a step back and acknowledging what we have

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re chatting all about how running a household and running a business can look very similar. Listen to this episode to learn strategies to start running your household like a boss. In this episode, you’ll hear: All about Dr. Shea’s new family member Our experiences of trying to run our households like a boss How to use organizational charts within your family The four components of running a household  How to delegate responsibilities in your household  Creating motivation and incentives with household tasks Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re chatting all about the concept of assets vs. liabilities when it comes to your relationships and habits. In this episode, you’ll hear: - An explanation of the difference between assets and liabilities + what this means for your relationships - How others in your life influence your lifestyle and habits - How friendships and relationships can be seasonal or end as life changes - How to handle a relationship that has become a liability Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re chatting all about sleep, the final component of the foundations of a healthy human series. In this episode, you’ll hear: Advice on improving your sleep The recommended amount of sleep – figuring out what’s right for you Apps for your phone to improve relaxation & sleep How to signal to your brain when it is time for bed Why it’s important to create sleep rules in your household Supplements that can assist with sleeping When to consider a sleep study Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re talking all about spine health, the 4thcomponent of our foundations of a healthy human series. In this episode, you’ll hear: The anatomy and physiology of your spine Vibrant health vs. aesthetic health What healthy posture looks like How to care for your spine Poor posture habits over the long term What to do if you’ve had trauma to your spine Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” -Aubrey Hepburn This September at ALCW, we are celebrating the simple act of kindness. The thing about kindness is it’s free. In a world of chaos and stress, it is easy to get caught up in the everyday routine of living day by day.  I ask you to take every day of September and live it with kindness in your heart and make it become your daily routine. Whether it be reading a daily devotion for yourself, waking up 5 minutes earlier to enjoy a cup of coffee and snuggling with your babies or fur babies, or giving a simple compliment to a stranger, these gestures are valuable. Simple acts of kindness add value to ourselves and to others and help us live just a little bit better in this life that can sometimes be chaotic.  For me, I have learned that kindness doesn't always have to be reciprocal. Growing up, my mom always said "do on to others as you want done to yourself, and you don't have to like someone but you do need to be respectful to them." I have never took this lightly, and have used this phrase my entire life.  Kindness is something our world is lacking so much of. We really have to look for the good in others, speak kind words, and walk through this world with the knowledge we are never alone. Audrey Hepburn has this down!  That is why the quote speaks so much to me. If only I could have met her. We are here to lead and help people see kindness through our actions!  Our actions are powerful and can make an impact on people. We don't always know what someone else may be going through, so remember to breathe, love, and be kind to one another. This month, ALCW will be giving 20% off massages to help us unwind and help us be kind to ourselves.  You must purchase this by September 13th, and can be used at anytime. Gift cards are also available.  Don't forget we have extended massage hours now. Eli is new to our team and works Tuesdays, Thursdays am and Saturdays!  ALCW now has massage available 6 days a week. So many options to be kind to yourself