Relationships

Looking at the Bright Side of Pain

Looking at the Bright Side of Pain | Soultiply with Brittany Ritcher

Pain.

More often than not, we do absolutely everything we can in order to avoid it.

Then how does it always seem to rear its ugly little head in so many different aspects of our lives? Our body & health, our romantic relationships, our career, our family life – it appears just about everywhere, like an unwelcomed wedding crasher here to ruin our big day. Pain can kill dreams, squash goals, and ruin our will to live productive, happy lives.

So the question is, how can we minimize our pain?

This very question was the main focus of Soultiply’s most recent Monthly Mantra.

The purpose of the monthly mantra series is to supply our readers with a go-to positive thought to guide the entire month.

Unfamiliar with the concept of a Monthly Mantra? Here’s the low-down.

The mantra is a thought to reaffirm your choices, to gift you with inspiration, and to bring you peace.

Last month, the mantra was “You are not your pain! Step outside of the feeling and know that it is not part of YOU.”

The monthly mantra is posted every month on the following Soultiply social media outlets, so feel free to check out this month’s mantra there.

But seriously, what a thought! You are NOT your pain. It can be hard to comprehend, right? Because we love to remember pain. It just soaks into our memories. And when it’s currently present in our lives, it is all- consuming.

But the key thing is: it doesn’t have to be.

After a month long venture into the world of this miserable feeling, I learned the painful truth by looking at the bright side of pain.

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Brittany Ritcher Looking at the Bright Side of Pain

Say Whaaa?: 8 Communication Tools for a Drama Free Life

Say Whaaa?: 8 Communication Tools for a Drama Free Life | Soultiply with Brittany Ritcher

Do you ever look back on your schooling and think, “Now why in the world did they not offer a class on that?!”

Where was the elective on Time Management? I know I could have used a few lessons about Healing from Heartbreak. And most of all, there should have been a class about effective communication. Because Lord knows we use that skill EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

Seriously, when are we NOT communicating? Sometimes through our actions, mostly through our words…communication drives nearly everything we do. It would be pretty difficult to achieve goals, realize dreams and pursue lasting relationships without the use of effective communication.

Come to think of it, lousy communication is usually the root cause of many of our most dreaded problems! Broken relationships, misunderstandings on work projects, terrible family issues – poor communication is at the core.

So here’s what I propose – why not brush up on our communication skills? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Because pristine communication skills not only benefit your personal and professional relationships, but they help you achieve your wildest of dreams while using less time and effort. And a whole lot less drama.

Use these 8 communication tools to become a shape-shifting communicator with clients, coworkers, loved ones and friends.

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Brittany Ritcher Say Whaaa?: 8 Communication Tools for a Drama Free Life

Lessons Learned as a Tacky American Girl

Lessons Learned as a Tacky American Girl | Soultiply with Brittany Ritcher

I can be pretty tacky sometimes.

Last year I went to Walt Disney World and wore my visor and bright, white tennis shoes with pride.

During high school, every Spirit Week we had a dress up day where everyone wore their tackiest outfit. I would go ALLLL out – pig tails, mismatching clothes, crazy makeup, fanny pack and high-waisted pants. I would nervously sit in the car with my mother before school started, watching the kids go in and out of the building…and not a SINGLE ONE would be dressed for the occasion. My eyes would well up in tears…how could I possibly go to class looking like this if no one else dressed up too?! Did everyone forget it was Tacky Day over the weekend?! I was distraught. Inevitably someone would dress up and I wouldn’t feel as bad.

Sometimes it’s tough to be tacky.

But that’s not the type of tacky I’m talking about right now. Tacky stands for much more than outdated hairstyles and gaudy jewelry. After reading this post, you’ll be proud to call yourself tacky too.

Tacky stands for T ime, A ttention, C are, K indness &… Y ou!

You can breathe a sigh of relief…it’s now cool to be tacky!

When you are tacky, you validate others. You give the people around you a voice, a way to express themselves and be heard. Give everyone you meet the time, attention, care & kindness they deserve…and that includes you too! Be tacky and you can create miracles.

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Sexy Soulmate Series PART FOUR: Enjoying & Keeping a Soulmate

Sexy Soulmate Series PART FOUR: Enjoing & Keeping a Soulmate | Soultiply with Brittany Ritcher

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Welcome to the final installment of Soultiply’s Sexy Soulmate Series!

It’s been quite a ride, eh?

At the beginning of this series, we explored the basic questions associated with a soulmate relationship . Then, in Part Two , I showed you how to love yourself in order to share your magnificent love with others. In Part Three , we brainstormed many different ways to meet the love of your life. And now, it’s time to bask in the joy of a soulmate relationship…and keep the love flowin’ for many years to come.

(New to the series? It’s not too late to catch up!)

Part One: Soulmate Basics

Part Two: Prepping for a Soulmate

Part Three: Finding a Soulmate

Part Four: Enjoying & Keeping a Soulmate (that’s this post!)

You’ve found your soulmate… now it’s time to sit back and relax…

NOT!

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Sorry to burst your bubble, but relationships require blissful work and dedication in order to stay strong and healthy. Truly, the journey has only just begun once you find that special someone.

I’ve compiled the 8 most important things to keep in mind when looking to strengthen the love of a soulmate relationship. Use these tips to keep those early-stage butterflies fluttering for a LONG time!

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Brittany Ritcher Sexy Soulmate Series PART FOUR: Enjoying & Keeping a Soulmate

Sexy Soulmate Series PART THREE: Finding a Soulmate

Sexy Soulmate Series Part Three: Finding a Soulmate | Soultiply with Brittany Ritcher

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Sexy Soulmate Series: Part Three is here, my dears! This post will explore the most exciting (and possibly most frustrating) part of the Soulmate experience – FINDING the right person for you.

If you are just joining us, it’s not too late to play catch-up! Here’s the Sexy Soulmate Series so far:

PART ONE: Soulmate Basics

PART TWO: Prepping for a Soulmate

PART THREE: Finding a Soulmate (that’s this post)

PART FOUR: Enjoying & Keeping a Soulmate

Once you’ve done all the “soul homework” I’ve outlined above, and you’ve reached a place of wholeness and clarity on a personal level, you are ready to share that joy with your soulmate. Here are the top 5 most important points to keep in mind when looking for your soulmate…

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Brittany Ritcher Sexy Soulmate Series PART THREE: Finding a Soulmate

Recap of May’s Giving Challenge + June 2014 Monthly Mantra

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We are taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming in order to recap May’s Monthly Mantra & Giving Challenge, and pass along the Monthly Mantra love to June!

(The Sexy Soulmate Series will resume in a few days – in the meantime, soak in Part One: Soulmate Basics and Part Two: Prepping for a Soulmate !)

I feel like a little kid on my birthday…May’s Monthly Mantra & Challenge was an experience I’ve just been bursting to share.

Never heard of a Monthly Mantra before? Check out this article to learn the ins and outs.

May’s Monthly Mantra was “I give you my heart & soul, so that Universal compassion might heal us both”, but the Challenge was the real kicker: “Set a giving goal for the Month of May. Keep track of every time you give and share your results at the end of the month.” So here goes nothing…

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Brittany Ritcher Recap of May’s Giving Challenge + June 2014 Monthly Mantra

Sexy Soulmate Series PART TWO: Prepping for a Soulmate

Sexy Soulmate Series Part Two Prepping for a Soulmate Soultiply Brittany Ritcher

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It’s the end of May, almost the beginning of June… aaaaaand you know what that means: WEDDING SEASON. If you’ve felt even the slightest twinge of jealousy or nausea from all those beautiful wedding pictures posted on Facebook, filled with romantic smiling couples of people you maybe spoke to once during high school – then you’ve come to the right place. Instead of looking at romance on a screen, it is YOUR time to experience it firsthand. So long social media- hello soulmate!

This is Part Two of Soultiply’s Sexy Soulmate Series! (I dare you to try to say that three times fast…) The series consists of 4 distinct parts:

PART ONE: Soulmate Basics

PART TWO: Prepping for a Soulmate (That’s this post)

PART THREE: Finding a Soulmate

PART FOUR: Enjoying & Keeping a Soulmate

In part two, we will discuss the actionable steps that you can take to prep yourself for a lasting soulmate relationship.

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Brittany Ritcher Sexy Soulmate Series PART TWO: Prepping for a Soulmate

Sexy Soulmate Series PART ONE: Soulmate Basics

sexy soulmate series part one soulmate basics Soultiply Brittany Ritcher

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Boys and Girls…I’ve just been smitten with the idea of showcasing a Sexy Soulmate Series here on the Soultiply Blog…and now it’s finally here!

Because I must admit, there is nothing I love more than talking about being in love . If you know me at all, you will know that I’m a diehard romantic through and through. I was the boy-crazy teenager growing up, the only sibling in my family who considered my latest crush a house-hold dinner conversation (my poor relatives!), and I spent a good amount of time wishing and hoping and praying that I would find my soulmate.

Through a process of trial and error (soulmates don’t always come easy!), I found my ONE and I haven’t looked back since.

Thankfully I have a very understanding and down-to-earth boyfriend, who doesn’t mind if I share all the beautiful details of our meeting and relationship here on Soultiply.

The Sexy Soulmate Series will be broken up into 4 Parts.

Part 1- Soulmate Basics (that’s this post)

Part 2 – Prepping for a Soulmate

Part 3 – Finding a Soulmate

Part 4 – Enjoying & Keeping a Soulmate

Each part will be an in-depth look into the relationship process and the actionable steps you can take to create a lasting relationship. Because people don’t tell you – it’s a journey. There will be ups (and Lord knows you will remember the downs!), but it’s worth it. Once you find your soulmate, you will wonder how your soul managed to live without its other half for so long.

So let’s begin!

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Brittany Ritcher Sexy Soulmate Series PART ONE: Soulmate Basics

How to Succeed As A Highly Emotional Person

How to succeed as a highly emotional person Soultiply Brittany Ritcher

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Four years ago, when my boyfriend and I started dating, I sat him down and told him the blunt, honest truth. I told him, “I cry. A LOT. And I mean a lot. I cry when I’m upset, I cry when I’m happy, I cry when I stub my toe, I cry when I’m stressed. Sometimes, I cry just because I haven’t cried in a while. But I need you to realize, just because I’m crying does not mean that the world is going to end. Do you understand and accept this?” Luckily for me, he did. Crying was part of the contract.

Because I am proud to say that I recognize I am a highly emotional person. And I own it! And if you are having difficulty in day-to-day situations because of your disposition, or you feel guilty for being emotional–breathe a sigh of relief, because IT IS possible to succeed as a highly emotional person. Even if you don’t consider yourself emotional, but you spend lots of time around people who are, there are tips and tricks that you can use to navigate the ups and downs of your relationships.

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Brittany Ritcher How to Succeed As A Highly Emotional Person

May 2014 Monthly Mantra

May 2014 Monthly Mantra Soultiply Brittany Ritcher

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It’s that time again – we have a new Monthly Mantra!

Before we delve into the inspirational goodness in store for us this May, let’s recap April.

If you are new to the Monthly Mantra Challenge, it’s not too late to find out more about the power of using a Monthly Mantra and to learn about our Mantra from April.

April’s Monthly Mantra Recap:

How did April’s Monthly Mantra lift your spirits? I used the mantra quite a bit this past month. It really helped me loosen up and brush off b1c27261b3347c6670440b643250cf5b the small stuff. I came in contact with some people that I believed were judging me and I used a combination of April’s Monthly Mantra, as well as the exercises that I’ve developed to guard myself from other’s negative thinking – and it worked wonders! It really taught me to love and embrace my quirks, and to find the sweetness and understanding in the quirks of others. And after 30 days of practice – we have all developed a brand new habit! Whoo!

So now let’s focus on May. Our Monthly Mantra for May is going to be two-fold: it will include a mantra AND a Challenge! The Mantra is…

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Brittany Ritcher May 2014 Monthly Mantra