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Episode 9: Mental Wellness and Healthy Eating with Karina Fernandez of Live Well, Live Golden, and Well & Golden Eats

In this episode, I interview Karina Fernandez of Live Well, Live Golden and Well & Golden Eats, a wellness blog and Instagram account focused on inspiring people with simple, nutritious recipes and tips on emotional wellness. Karina and I have been friends since high school and have both braved the challenges of experiencing the world as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Due to the fact that it is a trait that isn’t widely known about or accepted, being highly sensitive presents unique challenges that we discuss in this episode, as well as how we have coped with this condition/ability/gift/curse. We discuss the pros and cons of being highly sensitive, how to know if you are, and how to deal with an overstimulating world and people who don’t quite understand the severity of being highly sensitive, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. Karina gives great advice on self-care and the importance of accepting oneself without judgment, as well as actionable tips to overcome anxiety. You can follow Karina on Instagram for beautiful photos of healthy meals and tips on self care to improve and maintain your overall wellness:  @wellandgoldeneats and @karina_jacqueline

Episode 8: Guided Mindfulness Meditation and Treehouse Visualization for Beginners/Anxiety

 

Trying not to fall off and die. Photo has nothing to do with meditation but I was bored of all my meditation photos. Photo by @Joeburke108 on Instagram

This episode is a guided meditation intended for complete beginners who need more guidance and have a racing mind. My hope is with this meditation to impart the tips you can use in the future to meditate on your own, without anyone’s voice as your guide. There is no shame in using guided meditations on Youtube, they are an Excellent resource to help you relax and feel genuine relief from anxiety and mental overwhelm.

I understand that this treehouse visualization exercise may be a bit “silly” or childish. It probably is, I am a grown child. With an open mind, visualization is a powerful practice of cultivating your imaginative capabilities. The more clearly we can visualize what we want in our minds, the more effectively we can attract what we want to see in our lives. We are creating our reality with our perception, so if we feel appreciation for our lives, and use our visualizations as a tool for creation, you can start to see some pretty unbelievable occurrences in your life. Don’t take my word for it, these things must be experienced personally. This meditation is mainly a great way to create a peaceful inner sanctuary that you can use to help transition out of a negative mindset and into a healthier, happier mindset.

Photo by @Joeburke108 on IG

I hope you find value and pleasure in listening to this meditation, my intention is to help others begin to feel the benefits and hopefully experience genuine relief and active eradication of uncomfortable feelings through honing meditation practices and mindful, conscious breathing. Remember that meditation is like exercise, in that results are only seen and maintained with consistent, earnest, diligent, committed daily practice. I know I am prone to hyperbole, but I mean it literally when I say the rewards are infinite. Have fun meditating!

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds” –Bob Marley