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How Taking a Summer Break from my Business Helped Me Grow More than Ever

How taking a summer break from my business Soultiply Brittany Ritcher Oh baby, baby…

It feels so good to be back!

I thought my last true summer break was the year that I worked at the American Girl Store (I think I’m STILL finding glitter on my body from that summer…) But this summer, I was in for a big surprise.

On May 19 th , my boyfriend called me and told me the words that I had been waiting so long to hear; he just received a job offer in Los Angeles.

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Brittany Ritcher How Taking a Summer Break from my Business Helped Me Grow More than Ever

The Best Meditation Techniques for Absolute Beginners

The Best Meditation Techniques for Absolute Beginners | Soultiply with Brittany Ritcher During high school, I craved Thursday mornings. While most kids were pressing the snooze button on their alarm clocks, I was alert and at school long before the first bell would ring. A few friends of mine started a Yoga Club and were desperate for new members – so I decided to give it a try. They recruited a lovely local yoga teacher to donate her time for our weekly sessions, and we all would pile into the stinky high school wrestling room for class. The lights were dim, the music was soft, and all the stress of college applications and high school drama seemed to just melt away.

But what I remember the most was the incredible meditation time at the end of each session. I was raised in a southern Catholic household and didn’t have an inkling about meditation or anything truly spiritual. I was entirely disconnected from my body and my own sense of self, so this yoga and meditation sequence was truly transcendental. I felt like I came alive during those morning sessions and I would carry those peaceful feelings with me throughout the rest of the day.

Fast forward 8 years and I still very much consider myself a beginner when it comes to meditation.

I’ll meditate for 15-20 minutes once a week or so, but most of the time I find my mind start to wander and I begin thinking about how old the avocados are in my fridge, or how cute that YouTube video was with that baby and puppy.

The fast pace of New York City seems to leave my nerves frazzled and my head spinning; I need meditation now more than ever!

So I thought it would be a neat experiment to try some different types of meditation and share my findings. Whether you are brand new to meditation, or you want to spice up your beginner routine, here are my honest opinions about some basic meditation techniques.

Each technique will be rated in 4 different categories: Feel Good Factor (how much of an impact it had on my mood and general wellbeing), Time , Lasting Results (how long I was able to maintain a heightened sense of inner-peace after the meditation), and Overall Score . Each category will be rated on a scale of 0-10.

Meditation allows us to connect to our source, diffuse our stress and revive our souls. Although meditation can clear our minds, it even more importantly allows us to access our true inspiration.

So don’t fret – check out the guide below to see what type of meditation practice might be right for you.

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Brittany Ritcher The Best Meditation Techniques for Absolute Beginners

Welcome to Soultiply!

I started this out of love. I thought maybe there would be some fancier way to describe why I’ve created Soultiply, but that’s it. THAT’S the real reason. This probably just looks like a first post on yet another blog, but to me it’s been 2 months of work in the making (and merely a daydream for years before that!). I’m so excited to finally share Soultiply with you! Because Soultiply was nothing before you and will be nothing without you. And that explains why I started this out of love – almost exclusively out of love for the people that visit Soultiply looking to share BIG IDEAS and how to live a more purposeful, joy-filled life.

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Brittany Ritcher Welcome to Soultiply!