Farewell, Daisy.

It’s been a rough month for everyone. There’s no rulebook on how to handle a global pandemic.

However, my recent experience losing my sweet Corgi, Daisy, offered an insight into how resilient and beautiful the human spirit can be.

In a time of loss, we realize how to celebrate not only the departed, but those who are still with us.

In my new YouTube vlog, I open up and share my grieving process after my dog, Daisy, passed away.

My hope in creating this video is to inspire you to find hope in even the darkest of times.

Here are a few things that I did to commemorate Daisy (including timestamps):

  • Visited her favorite walking spots with her clay paw print (8:19)
  • Created a little nook in my home filled with her favorite ball, a picture of her at her best (running outside), her ashes and clay pawprint, and a couple of treats (12:46)
  • Wrote down memories and her funny habits and put these notes in her favorite puzzle toy to read when I’m feeling down (15:33)

I also let you in on my emotional ups and downs throughout the process. 

Watch the raw, messy, lovely process below.

Processing Grief: Healing During COVID-19

There’s so much pain in the world right now, and my heart goes out to anyone grieving someone affected by COVID-19.

While I am not in that particular situation, I am currently grieving the loss of my Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Daisy. She was only 7 and in a matter of two days my boyfriend and I went from thinking she was healthy to having to put her down due to serious health issues. It was a massive shock, and I wanted to share my experience and discuss grieving, and healing, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a time when we are experiencing social isolations, humans still depend on bonding with others to heal and survive during periods of trauma.

In this podcast episode, I discuss how grief affects us to our core, and how to accept and support yourself during this monumental time in your life. I also share how we can lean on one another and continue to deepen our bonds even during this time of physical social isolation.

If you need another shoulder of support, please feel free to email me directly at BetiGrewUp@Gmail.com.

Listen to my podcast episode, “Processing Grief: Healing During COVID-19.”

The Link between Content Creation, Entrepreneurship, & Depression

Content creators, entrepreneurs, and business owners can have completely different day-to-day experiences, but we do all have one thing in common: we experience self-doubt and overwhelm related to our business and/or content.

This week I wanted to bring to light some of the unique struggles we face, including:

*feeling resentful towards our art forms and business

*feeling guilty for enjoying family time / time off

*constantly feeling stuck (finances, decisions, priorities, investments, etc.)

I also wanted to share solutions to each of these problems so that you can implement more pragmatic and preventative strategies instead of feeling out-of-control all the time. Keep watching if you’re curious about creating a better work-life balance!

DIY Self-Care Weekend

What’s up everyone! This week I wanted to bring you along on some of my favorite acts of self-care that I get to enjoy most weekends. I’m also extremely passionate about accessibility and affordability (let’s not get it confused, ya girl is definitely on a budget) so I included a:

*DIY hair mask,  

*foot soak,  

*mani/pedi, and  

*saag paneer recipe that anyone can try!

Self-care is all about feeling loved, valued, and worthy of pampering, and you certainly don’t need to break the bank or stress out over organizing a complicated day. Come along with me and get inspired to treat yourself! h

Dealing with Overwhelm?! Your Body Has Answers

Overwhelm is a SERIOUS issue, especially when you are so overwhelmed you have NO idea how you really feel.

In this video, I talk about experiencing a mind-body connection and how that can keep us inline with our emotions, as well as a simple art therapy exercise that will help you figure out the physical manifestations (or symptoms) of each emotion on your body.

I share over a simple exercise is a great way to reflect on your overwhelm and will allow you to understand your emotions better by understanding your body first.

The exercise allows you to log the physical symptoms that you have attached with various emotions, which can help you figure out what you are truly feeling when you are overwhelmed.

This is especially helpful for those who have experienced depression, panic or anxiety attacks, depersonalization, and dissociation. 

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October 2018 Lessons | On Identity, Your Dream Life, & Reconnecting with Mindfulness

Happy #selfcaresunday, loves!

This week I was inspired to share the lessons that I’ve learned during the month of October.

I share four major lessons:

  1. Your Identity Must be Flexible – when it comes to your personal growth journey, you won’t get anywhere until you become okay with changing who you are. This will include both superficial and fundamental changes, and I explain exactly how you can begin to do this in your own life.
  2. Life is as ____ As You Make It – your external reality is a reflection of your internal thoughts, and through  my experiences this month I saw just how quickly my thoughts could manifest into reality. If you want your life to be abundant, connected, fun, wealthy, successful – you need to start with that as a fundamental belief, and I explain what that really means in the video below.
  3. Why We Surrender to our Egos – we’re constantly tempted between choices that we fear can define ourselves. Sometimes, we don’t think as deeply and come to prioritize how we feel and focus on just reacting instead of looking at the entire situation objectively. In this video, I explore what causes us to do this, and how we can grow from this and change our decisions.
  4. Movement as a Way to Reconnect with Mindfulness – I have recently gotten more out of my mindfulness and meditation practices than I have liked, and I share how using various movement practices (like yoga, martial arts, even sports and dance) can help jumpstart your return (or the beginning) of your mindfulness practice.

Join me in the video below and don’t forget to comment and share your lessons from the month below too!

Can you visit your own past lives?!

In the second half of my Past Life Series, I decided to interview my boyfriend, who has actually undergone his own past life regression.

He lived through many parts of his previous life as a fisherman, then nomad, then soldier in Italy around 1100 A.D. From the visuals he saw in his mind alone, we were able to recognize the exact piazza he lived near and we found out that he spent an entire lifetime around Venice.

He was able to heal physical pains he currently has when he saw how he got hurt as a soldier, and we talk about uncovering trauma, what you can learn from your past lives, how healing take place in a past life regression, and why everyone should undergo a regression!

Please let me know what you think below – would you ever try it?!

Past Lives, Cell Memory, & Residual Trauma – What does it all mean?

Hey everyone!

For #Holloween2018, I wanted to do something different and talk about *~past lives~* on my channel! I never gave past lives or reincarnation much thought before. However, like most special things, past lives were introduced to me in
a serendipitous way.

It was a hot, summer morning,and I was walking my sweet little corgi, and out of nowhere there was a giant box of free books on my block. I gave it a longing glance, but my lil’ pup was eager and ready to explore. On the way back, I kept getting nudges to look in the box, and the second I did my eyes fell on a book with scribbles on both covers and years of wear and tear visible. The second I saw it and saw the words “cell memory,” I was hooked.

I left on a cabin vacation the next week and devoured the book about cell memories and case studies of past lives in two days. The research continued, until I finally tried a past life regression on my boyfriend and we were both completely dumbfounded when he detailed his life in Italy as a 17 year old boy in 1100 AD. It was so specific and accurate, that based on his visions during the regression, he was able to recognize pictures of a specific plaza (he’s never left America) and we found out that he actually lived in Venice.

Past lives are a strange, fascinating, mysterious, and spooky phenomenon, and I go into so much more detail in the video below! Stay tuned for Halloween Day, too – my next video will be a tell-all interview with my boyfriend about his regression!

How Creativity Benefits Mental Health

Creativity is extremely beneficial for mental health and for the brain overall. Not only does it increase your ability to problem solve, to find meaningful connections throughout your various experiences, it also provides you with a mental break that allows your mind to relax.

We’ve all had great ideas while we’re in the shower or while we’re driving, and that’s because our problem solving abilities can increase when we are exposed to new visual stimuli (driving) or if we are doing something monotonous and on auto-pilot. Rather than wasting gas and spending needless amounts of time in your car stuck in traffic, you can use your own creative practice to help you zone out, refresh your mind, and even passively learn a new skill while giving yourself a break from the taxing, anxious, and depressive thoughts we are often battling.

In this video, I take you along some of my DIY projects and tell you about how important creativity is for mental health. I hope that this video inspires you to start your own non-serious creativity practice or projects, and that this helps bring you some peace!

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The Theory of Possible Selves

The Theory of Possible Selves was developed by Hazel Markus and Paula Nurious in 1986.

This theory posits that we need to understand not only who we are on a day-to-day basis, but that we need to understand our “ideal self” and/or “perfect selves” as much as we need to understand the versions of ourselves that we swear not to become.

We are all raised with ideas of what we should be of what we can become (socially, financially, academically, and even professionally), and these ideas continue to influence us in our adult lives.

We might be subconsciously comparing ourselves to this fictional version of ourselves that we were taught to become, even if we have no interest in actually being that kind of person. To fully understand who we are, we must understand both our actual, daily self, as well as our possible selves.

The good news is that once we understand and become intentional with our possible selves, we can use this idea to continue to set goals and become better people.

Watch the video to learn more about this theory, and stick around until the end for the free exercise I give you to learn more about your own possible selves!

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