10 ways to raise your vibe when you’re feeling low

Recently I was in a slump. My thoughts were negative, my anxiety level was high, and my motivation level was low. My mood was bad and getting worse. I needed a quick fix. I had to raise my vibes, stat!

Wouldn’t it be great to live in a world where the sun is always shining, the news is always good, everybody always feels like dancing (is that just me?!) and our moods and vibes are always high? As hard as we try to keep our vibrational levels up, everybody hits a low sometimes. When those lows hit, here are ten surefire, bad-mood-killing, vibe-raising, quick fixes!

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5 science-based reasons why Gratitude is good for everyone

Gratitude. Such a simple word with so much power. Gratitude is the act of giving thanks and having an appreciation for the things in your life, either tangible or intangible. Research has shown that gratitude increases happiness, helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Below is a list of five science-based reasons why gratitude is good for everyone in all settings.

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Three simple daily tasks to live a happier life

With the hustle of the world today, it is so easy to get lost in the busyness of everyday life. Unfortunately, the busier we are, the less we actually pay attention to ourselves, our health, and enjoying the world around us.   Below are three simple tasks to incorporate into your day to be happier, healthier and more satisfied.

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Self-doubt, self-consciousness and my debut at the Ryman

My husband and I just returned from an amazing trip to Nashville with two other couples. (Sidebar, if you have never been to Nashville I highly recommend! There was something for new country lovers, Honky Tonk lovers, and non-country lovers. Nashville was awesome!)

One of the things my husband and I did when we were there was tour the Ryman Auditorium. For those of you who know nothing about the Ryman, it is pretty much the Holy Grail of live music venues. It is the ultimate place to perform if you are a country music singer (or really just a singer in general.)

For the last part of the Ryman tour, people could go up on the stage and have their picture taken.  A couple guitars and a microphone could be used as props. I begged my husband to go up there and take a picture with me, but he wouldn’t. I was not about to miss out on the chance to step on the same stage that has graced the likes of music legends such as Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, and The Wiggles…wait, what?! Anyway, I grabbed a guitar, walked up on the stage and stood there and smiled for the camera. So, what does this have to do with positivity and finding your Highest Self? I’ll tell you.

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