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When Stress Becomes the New Normal: 8 Stress-Busting Hacks to Get Your Life Back

When Stress Becomes the New Normal 8 Stress-Busting Hacks to get your Life Back | Soultiply with Brittany Ritcher I received workout DVD a few years ago for Christmas. It’s been collecting dust on my shelf, (Why bother with workout DVDs when there’s millions of free workouts on !?) but I finally decided to give it a whirl.

And let me tell you, holy moly great balls of fire! That DVD kicks my ass! I have to practice Lamaze as I try to walk down the stairs or sit on the toilet – my whole body aches with soreness.

Considering it’s called “30 Day Shred”, I imagine Jillian designed this workout to be completed in 30 consecutive days.

But that’s where I draw the line.

Call me a big loser, but when I recognize stress, I know that my body needs time to rest and recoup. Because rest plays an important role not only in our physical lives, but our mental and spiritual lives as well.

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Brittany Ritcher When Stress Becomes the New Normal: 8 Stress-Busting Hacks to Get Your Life Back

Pathway to Gratitude: How to Create Thankful Habits (SlideShare)

Pathway to Gratitude: How to Create Thankful Habits | Soultiply with Brittany Ritcher The south side of 37th Street, between 5th and 6th Ave is my favorite street in all of New York City.

If you live in NYC, or you’ve visited – there is a very good chance you’ve never been on this street.

It’s dirty and filled with Midtown hotels and cheap wholesale clothing stores that sell nothing but fur or beads.

But a walk along this street has the magic to transform my day.

Without having to think about it, I’ve created a gratitude habit SO STRONG that it jars me out of worrisome thoughts without the use of my conscious attention. This habit has put my ego in its place. And it’s a habit that we all have inside of us.

And in this kick-butt SlideShare, I’m going to show you exactly how you can harness the power of your own daily routine to create a habit for unprecedented abundance in your life.

Buckle up and join me on the Pathway to Gratitude!

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Brittany Ritcher Pathway to Gratitude: How to Create Thankful Habits (SlideShare)

DIY Simple Life: How to Craft a Daily Routine that Uplifts & Energizes You

DIY Simple Life How to Craft a Daily Routine that Uplifts & Energizes You It’s that time of the year again, folks. People are starting to get the sniffles.

I was stuck at home for two days this past week fighting off a nasty cold myself.

And although I would have much rather spent that time getting some real work done, there is one tiny silver lining to a sick day stuck at home.  As I was cuddled up with 4 different blankets (no joke!), and a nose to rival Rudolphs’, I couldn’t help but realize how it takes catching a no-good virus to get me to slow down and rest a bit.

Sometimes, when you have a low-grade fever and absolutely ZERO energy, you can experience a serene sense of calm that’s hard to achieve during the hustle and bustle of a normal day. The other things just don’t seem to matter – all you are focused on is resting and feeling your best again. I always feel extremely connected to my body and spirit when I feel ill, my mind just isn’t up to the task of dealing with the usual worry and chatter.

In fact, I remember back in my acting days , I would give some of my best performances when I had a fever. I just didn’t CARE how I was doing, so the performance was natural and uninhabited.

Strange, right?

But living a direct and simple life doesn’t have to be a byproduct of catching a cold. In fact, it might be one of the greatest things we can do to help us stay healthy, sane, and focused on the things that matter most.

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Brittany Ritcher DIY Simple Life: How to Craft a Daily Routine that Uplifts & Energizes You

Big & Beautiful: Giving your Accomplishments the Credit they Deserve

Big & Beautiful: Giving your Accomplishments the Credit they Deserve | Soultiply with Brittany Ritcher

I’ve lost 6 pounds. Yesterday, Soultiply got a new Google+ follower and several new Twitter followers. I did this really excruciating Level One “Biggest Loser” DVD workout, and although it took me nearly a week to be able to walk without looking like Gumby, I’m going to do it again tonight. I did not eat Chipotle at all this week, because I’m saving up for a trip to LA.

What do all these things have in common?

They are my recent accomplishments.

Yup, and I’m damn proud! You should see me right now; I got this little smile that just won’t go away.

I read this beautiful article by the lovely Kris Carr that encourages you to share your victories as a way to build self-confidence. And I’m feeling pretty strong right now; It feels nice to write them out.

In fact, let’s do just that…

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Brittany Ritcher Big & Beautiful: Giving your Accomplishments the Credit they Deserve

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

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