Episode 026 - Rigidity and Flexibility

In this episode, I share how being rigid and flexible can be detrimental and valuable as we navigate negative thoughts and emotions. I highlight what we need to be mindful of when we are soaking in our negativity and provide tips on staying above our negativity.

In today's episode,  the references used are as follow:


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Episode 026 - Rigidity and Flexibility
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