Finding Your Freedom

You Are Worth It! Give Yourself 15-minutes a day!

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness are inherent and inalienable rights according to the Declaration of Independence. Let’s embrace our sacred and undeniable rights and claim our rightful inheritance of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is time for us to enjoy our lives as we are intended to live; free from the oppression of stress and anxiety, and full of rich experiences, as we pursue our happiness.

This and every Independence Day let us remember to value what the forefathers of this country remembered to hold most dear. Give yourself permission to claim your inheritance and work toward life, liberty, and happiness. Monitor your progress toward this forever goal with each light-filled night sky celebrating our freedom and our nation’s independence.

Stress is the bodies number one thief of harmony, health, and happiness. Our bodies and mind seek harmony within ourselves and with the world. Stress and emotions are great communicators and react quickly when we are out of balance within ourselves or with others. You can create a life you enjoy living.

When we are able to listen and respond to our thoughts and emotions with loving acceptance and work with our mind, body, and emotions as interconnected systems; we are able to respond thoughtfully instead of react automatically. We enjoy the benefits of better outcomes and improved relationships, as well as, less stress and more joy.

Today & Everyday is your Independence Day!

Try this 15-minute a day for the next two weeks

  • 10-Deep Breathes, 3 Times per Day. It is scientifically proven, it works, and you can do it anywhere. Nourish your mind and body with oxygen and rest. Sit comfortably and slowly take 10-deep breathes. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. As you breathe in, think upon hope & healing. As you breathe out, think upon ridding yourself of all that is unhealthy. When other thoughts come into your mind, tell yourself that for these 3-minutes you are only to think upon your breathe, hope, healing, and releasing all that is unhealthy. (10-minutes per day total time)
  • Devote 5-minutes a day to Guided Meditation. Nourish your mind and strengthen your body with healthy, empowering thoughts. The word meditation translates to: ‘to think upon over and over again’. We often think upon our regrets, fears, and worries far more than our accomplishments, strengths, and hopes. A regular meditation practice can help you to relax and think thoughts that empower and strengthen you instead of discourage and deplete your mush needed and very valuable energy. Meditation is an ancient practice used by peoples of the world for all of our recorded history. We live in a world where it has become “normal” to believe that stress is natural and peace is rare. I Think Therefore I Am. It is time to practice thinking upon good healthy thoughts over and over again. Your mind and body will benefit and you will be better able to use your emotions as guides instead of being guided by them.

Everyday suggestions for the next 2-weeks

  • Intensive Care for You! This is your time to heal. Prioritize your health and healing. Put it at the top of your To-Do List. Allow yourself time to rest, reflect, and participate in activities that soothe you and bring you joy.
  • Surround yourself with positive music, messages, and people. Good company gets you across, good thoughts empower you, and healthy attitude strengthens your body and mind.



About the Author

Maria Mangini is a Holistic Counselor & Family Advocate who supports individuals, couples, and families on their journey to health, harmony, and happiness. Maria has office locations in Troy and Delmar, NY and also offers telephone consultations. Find out more at or give her a text or call at (518)-703-5665.

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