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 / 20.11.2013

Did you know heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the USA? While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease. Much of the reasons why we die of heart disease is diet, belief and lifestyle related. We can prevent heart disease by quitting smoking, managing our blood sugar, getting our blood pressure under control, lowering our cholesterol, staying active, losing weight and eating healthy. A lot of these behavioral changes would be easier to accomplish if we valued and loved ourselves more. Too often we place other people in our lives before ourselves. We forget to make time to prioritize self-love, daily exercise, food that nourishes our heart and soul, and managing our stress levels. Sometimes we do not prioritize nurturing our emotional heart and this affects our heart health also. We can...