You’re a busy person. And, most likely, you’re an exhausted and stressed person, too. But what if I told you there was a way to change that? Because there is…

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It’s April, which means it’s still Stress Awareness Month. So let’s bust some of that stress together, okay?

I invite you to take a short journey with me.

First, release as much unnecessary tension as you can. Think the back of your neck, your shoulders, your face.


Now take a few slow, comfortable breaths.












Breathing is a powerful way to calm our bodies. And there’s something even MORE powerful, according to decades of scientific research. It can bring us peace, happiness, and a general sense of well-being. Even better? It’s 100% free.

So, what is it?


Think about it. You’re breathing. And you can read these words, which means you’re educated. You have access to electricity and technology. I’m willing to bet you have clothes, too. Most likely, you’re in control of your body as well as where you go and when.

You probably have food to eat. And access to exotic foods and quick, worldwide trade routes that bygone civilizations never even dreamed of.

There are health, and nature, family, and friends: so much to be grateful for.

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It’s easy to focus on all the negative and scary stuff in our lives. Because it’s usually really painful, loud, and annoying. But when we take the time to remember the parts of our lives that aren’t screaming like they’re on fire, something incredible happens.


You might be wondering what brought this post on. And the answer is honestly pretty strange.

I was researching Zazzle (by the way I’ve got tons of coupons for you at the end of this post), and I came across something I’d never heard of before: the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657). As a former resident of Georgia, this act never entered my corner of the world. But Georgia is no stranger to the reality the act attempts to address: inequality, trafficking, child labor, and slavery.

You might be thinking— no way. That stuff only happens in other countries.

Oh no, my friend. Slavery never really died out. It’s alive and thriving around the globe, right under our noses. In fact, right before I moved to Canada, a human trafficking ring had been exposed right in the middle of my hometown.

But instead of getting depressed about the horrors that still happen every day, I choose to be grateful for what I’ve been given. And I like to invest in companies that support equality and respect human dignity— big organizations that remember the forgotten and stand up for the “little” people.

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Please note: I am not a psychologist, counselor, or physician. If you fear that you or someone you know may harm someone, please contact 911.

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