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what to do when you feel insecure about your body
when social media causes stress
when friendships drift, change, or end
Ever since chatting with my friend, intuitive counselor Peri Zarrella, I’ve been thinking a lot about my unique essence energy. I talk about this in the podcast and meditation too. Your essence energy is your thumbprint energy. It’s completely unique to you. When you connect to your essence it helps you live according to your truest self and there is really no greater feeling.
According to Peri:
In a physical sense, our essence is considered the core of our energetic body and it flows along our spinal column, connecting into the earth at our feet and to the universe at our crown.
Physical connection with our essence creates a stable foundation from which we can intimately interact with our life through understanding our behavioral patterns that cause us to stray from our true self.
Because our essence and the universe is energy-based, when we align into ourselves, a powerful connection is created. This connection allows us to reflect upon our experiences through an enhanced lens and helps to clarify our greater lessons.
The more time we spend strengthening the connection to our essence, the more we lean into our path, embrace our experiences with grace, and utilize our intuition as a tool to support and guide us through life.
connect to your essence:
- When do you feel most like yourself?
- Name 3 adjectives you would use to describe your 5 year-old self?
- If you were a color what would you be?
- What’s something you can talk about for hours?
All these questions are doorways into what makes you you!
make an essence energy playlist
when I’m feeling out of alignment I listen to my essence energy playlist
- what songs feel like you?
make this playlist and if you ever feel like you need to connect back into yourself use music!
Here’s an episode I did with my friend Peri that you can listen to!
the informational interview for your summer internship
if you’re thinking about a summer internship something really amazing to do is to ask for an information interview. I am a huge fan of connecting this way. It’s been a total game changer when it comes to my career.
An informational interview is a chat you set up with someone you’re interested in career wise (or volunteer wise) to get to know more about the work they do. This is amazing to set up connections that could be helpful later on for internships and jobs. I’ve found people are more willing to talk to you then you would expect!
Here is an email template:
Hi NAME OF PERSON YOU’RE REACHING OUT TO,
My name is YOUR NAME, a freshman at SCHOOL YOU ATTEND. I was reading about the WORK PERSON DOES, love what you’re doing, and wanted to reach out. I am INTERESTED IN _____ and currently GIVE A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON YOURSELF. I know you’re busy, but I would be grateful to connect if you had availability. I would be so appreciative of any time you could give me.
body talk by katie sturino
Learn to love yourself and your body with this interactive guide from the “shame-free, fun, cheerful, and no-nonsense” (Bustle) body acceptance advocate and influencer who founded Megababe beauty.
"no mud, not lotus."- Thich Nhat Hanh
This month’s meditation is a gentle relaxation to help you connect to your own unique essence energy.
Sometimes when we are hard on our bodies, we forget all the things that it does it for us. This month, write one thing a day your grateful for when it comes to your body. I’ll go first:
I’m grateful for my legs because it enables me to dance
I’m grateful for for my eyes because I am able to see all the beautiful colors
I’m grateful for my arms because I am able to hug people (and dogs) that I love