Personal Growth Resources

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Emotional Freedom Technique is a tapping activity you can do that works to reset the body to reduce stress and anxiety. This was a really helpful tool during times of high stress and anxiety and even helped me release trapped worries and thoughts. Using this technique helped me to process some of my trapped emotions and energy surrounding my adoption, adopted life, birth family search, and reunion and even helped me to identify the root-cause of my fears and worries.

Click Here for How to Perform Emotional Freedom Technique

SuperSoul Sunday

Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday is one of my favorite shows! Oprah interviews guests as they tackle life’s big questions. I always leave the episodes feeling more clarity and wonder. This program speaks to the soul.

SuperSoul Sunday

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Oprah and Elizabeth Lesser talk about Spirituality and How Love is at the Center of It All

Brené Brown

Researcher-Storyteller Brené Brown has spent over two decades researching courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is a Rockstar. If you want to do some personal work, check out her books. They include: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness. Her stories tie in beautifully with her research, providing meaningful and compelling portrayals of how to live one’s bravest life.

“The bottom line: I believe that vulnerability – the willingness to be ‘all in’ even when you know it can mean failing and hurting – is brave. I do NOT believe that cussing and praying are mutually exclusive. And, I absolutely believe that the passing lane is for passing only.” –Brené Brown

Click here if you want Brené Brown to knock your socks off

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

This book completely changed my life and allowed me to connect with my feelings in a profound way — all through tidying up! This book encourages readers to hold each item they own in a systematic program, called the KonMari Method, and ask if it sparks joy. If it doesn’t spark joy, then let it go. It was a wonderful exercise of self-growth for me to take each of my possessions in hand and to search my heart for if it brought me joy. I was able to connect with my heart in a deeper way and to know myself in a deeper way than I ever thought I could.

KonMari – Inspiring the World to Choose Joy

You are a Badass

This self-help book kickstarted me into believing that I was a badass and showed me how to let me inner badass free. Jen Sincero has an entertaining and relatable writing style that inspires readers to lead their lives unapologetically free.

Jen Sincero – Badass Home

Big Magic

A handbook on how to cultivate your biggest creative life. Best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, shares vignettes of how to lead an inspired, creative life and to thrive while doing so. This my friends, is the magic of life. If you want to kickstart your own creative living without fear, check out this book!

Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear

Oprah’s Master Class

I don’t know why, but there’s something incredibly therapeutic about sharing stories. Hear intimate stories about life from some of the most well-known people on earth.

Oprah’s Master Class

Eat Pretty Every Day

I’m convinced that a healthy body and a healthy mind go hand-in-hand. Jolene Hart’s book, Eat Pretty Every Day is a delightful read with excellent recipes and beauty challenges for each day of the year, which promote a healthy body and mind.

Jolene Hart’s Beauty is Wellness site!

Kimberly Snyder

Health and Wellness coach Kimberly Snyder is a great resource for complementary wellnessi techniques to promote health and well-being for both mind and body.

Five Element Acupuncture 

I shared on my blog how acupuncture changed my life. It leveled out my emotional roller coaster mood swings, balanced my hormones, and even elevated my mood to where I actually felt happier. It reduced my anxiety by helping me to step out of my own thoughts and to have more perspective and to even see things from other people’s perspective better. It also helped me to process through the emotions surrounding my birth family reunion. It’s important to find a skilled and compassionate practitioner.

Five Element Acupuncture

Tai Sophia Institute 

My beautiful acupuncturist was trained at the Tai Sophia Institute in Five Element Acupuncture.

Tai Sophia Institute | Maryland University of Integrative Health