Michelle Alva Blog / 21.01.2015

Emotional pain is defined as an experience of pain and discomfort brought about by our mental perception of an event or person's behavior as being hurtful. When we hold onto past hurts and do not forgive, we become resentful and accumulate more emotional pain and tension in our bodies. Our interpretations of an event cause the perception of those interpretations to be painful on an emotional and physical level, because one cannot be experienced without the other. We experience for example, heartache in our stomach, chest and throat area. It is so important to give ourselves the time and space to be available to our hurt emotions, so they may process and release naturally. Our nature is to be in constant motion just as our digestion is always happening, so too is our emotional digestion. We can digest, process and flow our emotions more efficiently when we...

Michelle Alva Blog / 07.05.2012

Many of us feel stressed out, drained and overwhelmed without knowing how to lighten up the load of chronic stress. 5 Ways to Decrease Stress and Free Your Mind NOW: 1. Let go of judgements. Release any negative self-talk about your your body, your thoughts and what you may perceive as “quirky”. You are so beautiful BECAUSE you are unique! Scan your body in the mirror and notice if there are parts that you are not so excited about. Forgive yourself for judging yourself NOW. The more we love the less we stress. Fake it till you make it! Loving your body is great for your overall health. Unconditional love is the healthiest way to reduce stress. It causes you to release tension, pain and stress! If you are overly judgmental of yourself, you are “stressing yourself!”  Let go and love your body now. 2. Acceptance. Accept yourself...