Pre-show notes note: My apologies for not getting this out to you all yesterday when this episode went live. My sweet father-in-law lost his long and courageous battle with cancer over the weekend and the funeral was yesterday. It has been a time of extraordinary sadness and deep grief. He was a beautiful soul who never met a person he didn’t like and who didn’t like him right back! He found joy in everything and loved living life. I learned many valuable lessons from him for which I am very grateful, and I will miss him always.

In this episode, I return to basics and discuss ways to protect your energy no matter what may be going on around you – a pandemic, a crisis with your child, or just the usual day to day ups and downs of raising teenagers!

I first look at identifying the different ways your energy gets sapped, and then I detail tips and tools for strengthening your reserves and protecting them.

This resource lists five tools to help you “fill your cup” and keep it full.

This article explains the science behind visualization.

Here are five of my current favorite affirmations (adapted from a Gabby Bernstein meditation that she loves):

  • All is well.
  • I am open to creative solutions.
  • I am guided. I am protected. I am loved. I am safe.
  • I move through my day with grace, wisdom, and light.
  • I choose to see joy.


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