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  1. k'Care-Reena

    WHO HELPS ME FEEL CALM AND GROUNDED?

    NATURE. When I am in nature it influences me to slow down and be present. I noticed being in a city environment activates my nervous; living the 9 to 5 lifestyle rewired my brain to be in stress and a fight/flight response. For the past 3 yrs I have traveled back at forth from a farm like lifestyle and NYC.
    CREATOR- I have faith and hope in God.
    MYSELF- It may be difficult for me to focus on my achievements when I am anxious however after breathing and relaxing myself I am able to use myself as an assistant to be calm and grounded. My confidence and trust is increasing daily because I am becoming accountable for my emotions and experiences. If I may say so…. I am doing a GREAT job 🙂
    MY SISTER: Reminds me of my ways of caring for myself first and doing what I want. She reminds me of how strong I am and how independent I have become.

    1 year ago
  2. Malag

    Me. Because I intentionally practice being grounded. Also all those teachers on the Internet and in person who have helped me do so. Finally and not least my dog. He stands there waiting for pets and I obey and that connection is present moment and exquisite

    1 year ago
  3. d
    delilah

    this may sound dumb but some of my favorite youtubers and twitch streamers. sometimes i feel stressed about school work for example and if i but on a video of them i can feel safe and become relaxed.

    1 year ago
  4. L
    Loveisfree

    My favorite person in the world. My best friend and one true love.

    1 year ago
  5. Drew Blanton

    Besides God, other people around me.

    1 year ago
  6. Antoinette

    The universe and the present moment help me feel calm and grounded. When I let go I feel at peace and I trust the universe.

    1 year ago
  7. s
    sb

    My beloved husband, who is calmer than me and doesn’t get as emotional as me! My mum who knows exactly how to help – always! My boss who is calm and practical and caring – luckily! My favourite authors. The priests in my church. And sometimes me! Sometimes I can use nature, music, a hot bath etc to calm and ground me.

    1 year ago
  8. d
    dcdeb

    Agape spiritual center

    1 year ago
  9. Don Jones

    I don’t know, and reflecting, I am not sure about “calm and grounded” either. Years of solitude have led to being 100% responsible for the way I feel. Deep devotion has sent down deep tap roots for connection and awareness. Ha! Maybe I am not a calm and grounded person – just an old headbanger from the 70’s!

    1 year ago
  10. Lioness

    Today it has been myself, a seven hour car journey, which normally takes 4, gave me time to recoup and enjoy my own company, which I have missed recently. So me and my car 🙂

    1 year ago
  11. Mica

    My guinea pig, when I bury my face in her fur – but it would be nice to have someone rub my shoulders and back, to make me feel like purring, as my guinea pig does when I rub her shoulders and back.

    1 year ago
  12. SK

    Sitting in nature; making it to the top of the mountain trail to sit and grasp the vistas; watching the trees sway in the wind in my garden flickering with sunlight;; reading words off a page that were written just for me; absorbing the chords and fluidity of music in meditation; being overwhelmed by a special sense of peace that only comes form the Creator Wisdom Keeper of the world.

    1 year ago
  13. pkr

    My faith in a higher power.
    Time spent with Mother Nature. Walking, breathing in the fresh air.
    My yoga. Focusing on my breath.
    Positive affirmations.

    1 year ago
  14. Elaine

    Being back home after time away even if it was full of delights.

    1 year ago
  15. devy

    Right now I’m trying to use my breath and be more grounded, looking at my faith for strength and help

    1 year ago
  16. Carol

    My son and the strength of my ancestors

    1 year ago
  17. Nelson

    My partner. He’s so even-keeled. Our personalities complement each other.

    1 year ago
  18. W
    WillderSong39206

    Right now I am grateful to have family and friends that support my goals, especially as we begin to pick up the collective pieces and sometimes find ourselves on completely different paths. What I need to remind myself is to actually let others in and let myself be supported sometimes.

    1 year ago
  19. Seearelow

    God. I can only take myself so far but, God keeps me calm and grounded. “He doesn’t ask us to understand. He just asks us to believe.”

    1 year ago
  20. Deborah

    My breathe, fellowship with nature, a beautiful flower or a bird flying overhead, focusing on my hands and allowing a discomfort to flow through me

    1 year ago
  21. Holly in Ohio

    If I’m honest about it, only myself.
    I married a passionate man who stresses often and can be dramatic. I have children who are 19-23 years old and just figuring things out. I don’t get much care in my life, as I am the one always calming and grounding others, so if I don’t calm and ground myself it doesn’t happen. Sometimes that’s difficult and I feel tapped out, so I am still trying to figure out balance.

    1 year ago
    1. pkr

      Holly in Ohio, I certainly understand. I struggle with the balance too. I am weary from being pulled in many directions & having to calm down many of those in my life. Sending you a big hug & peace. ❤️

      1 year ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        A big hug back, pkr! Thank you so much for sharing that. We’ll figure it out.

        1 year ago
    2. Palm

      I can relate too, thanks, Holly

      1 year ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        Hugs to you, too, Palm. Thank you.

        1 year ago
        1. Palm

          🤗

          1 year ago
    3. Patricia

      I resonate with this, Holly…. I “semi” joke that I don’t feel part of the “sandwich” generation, so much as a “panini” — kind of hot-pressed from both directions. So I know what you mean about needing to take measures to calm and ground myself…. Thanks for that honest assessment.

      1 year ago
      1. Linda

        Love this, Patricia! Panini generation, that’s us!!

        1 year ago
      2. Holly in Ohio

        You made me belly-laugh, Patricia, thank you for that! 😀

        1 year ago
        1. Patricia

          So happy I made you laugh. Thinking of myself as a panini often helps me to see my situation with humor (and even gratitude sometimes!)

          1 year ago
          1. Holly in Ohio

            Agreed. Humor is sooooo important in life. I didn’t realize that for the longest time, but I used to dog sit for a friend who was caring for a dog with PTSD, and she was trying to give the dog, as she put it, “a sense of humor.” It is like a light went on for me when she said that and I realized that when anybody has been traumatized or been through a lot, humor is the first thing to go and we get brittle and serious, but also that humor helps us to heal and cope with difficult situations. After that time with the dog we were trying to heal, I had far more respect for how humor helps us all to cope and enjoy life. 🙂

            1 year ago
        2. Holly in Ohio

          …..”panini”… I’m still giggling about that. 😀

          1 year ago
  22. Mary Pat

    Who would be our dog, Joy. What would be the ocean, trees, Nature in all her many forms, glory and magnificence….maybe Nature could be a who? And getting in touch and listening to my soul. A definite Who….

    1 year ago
  23. Ed Schulte

    Not “who” but WHAT this nameless “space-place” is

    Peace is letting go—returning to the silence that cannot enter the realm of words because it is too pure to be contained in words.
    MALIDOMA PATRICE SOMÉ

    No one can do that for me, I have to go to that Inner sanctuary as my Self

    1 year ago
    1. Malag

      Yes Ed. Absolutely

      1 year ago
    2. Deborah

      Very beautiful, Ed.

      1 year ago
  24. G
    Gregoire

    It’s my wife who always reminds me how blessed we are.. Surrounding myself in the Beauty of Mother Nature. taking the time to recognize it and to know that I am loved is the greatest gift.

    1 year ago
  25. sunnypatti48317

    Myself, by making choices to stay calm & grounded, but also my husband, our cat and dog, my parents. And Mother Nature… she is so good for the soul!

    1 year ago
  26. EJP

    My grandchildren.

    1 year ago
  27. Michele

    This website, ASMR, nature, and classical music.

    1 year ago
  28. Dusty Su

    My boyfriend…and yoga.

    1 year ago
  29. Kevin

    Our dog, Gracie, who is blind and going on ten years old, routinely settles my heart and mind. After that, worshipping in silence among fellow Quakers each Sunday also helps me to feel calm, centered, and grounded in Spirit.

    1 year ago
    1. Dusty Su

      Aww.

      1 year ago
  30. Howie Geib

    Beauty in all its forms, as manifested in living things. Trees and flowers, butterflies wafting about. Ospreys soaring above my boat watching me in curiosity. Dolphins and Manatees, chatty children riding in my Uber, an older Haitian lady who lives on my floor and sits outside her unit talking in Kreol on her phone and smokes. The beauty of the dance around me, which could be construed as chaos and yet is choreographed by the Spirit and in which I am inextricably pulled when I take the time to notice.

    1 year ago
    1. Nancy

      So beautifully written, I just entered the world!

      1 year ago
    2. Mary Pat

      Beautiful!

      1 year ago
    3. G
      Gregoire

      You’re so eloquent Howie. You’re so tough.

      1 year ago
    4. Dusty Su

      Nice.

      1 year ago
    5. Kevin

      This is beautiful, Howie. Thank you..

      1 year ago
  31. Christine

    I can feel calmed from inside out. So it must be love 💛.

    1 year ago
    1. Dusty Su

      Love it!

      1 year ago

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