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The Daily Shine

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Every weekday, tune in to the Daily Shine, a podcast-meets-meditation that helps you struggle less with your stress and anxiety. Join us for a moment to breathe, show kindness to yourself, and set a self-care intention for your day.

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We may feel a sense of guilt for being joyful or happy while others suffer. Give yourself permission to feel all of your valid, human emotions through today's meditation. Takeaways: 1-  With joy or gratitude or accomplishment may come a sense of guilt—like we're not allowed to be okay when others suffer. 2- Judging our own emotions isn't helpful because all of our emotions are valid. 3- Accept your feelings for what they are and the fact that they're a part of you. --- Mantra: All of my emotions are valid. --- Founded by two women of color, Shine is on a mission to make mental health more inclusive, representative, and accessible to all. For a limited time, get a year of Shine Premium for only $29 at www.shinetext.com/podcast29
Notice Energy Leaks

Notice Energy Leaks

2020-09-1707:33

Our energy flows like water—and sometimes it can leak. Today let's notice how our energy may be leaking and what we can do to redirect it to what matters most to us. Takeaways: 1-  Your energy is precious. Save it for what matters most to you. 2- Notice how your energy is being directed towards things that don't serve you. 3- Think about an action you can take to patch up the leak, whether it's time management or a new perspective. --- Mantra: I direct my energy to what matters. --- Founded by two women of color, Shine is on a mission to make mental health more inclusive, representative, and accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
As much as our emotions move us, we are always anchored with gravity. Today, check in with yourself and notice the power of feeling stillness inside and out. Takeaways: 1-  Tuning into gravity helps us feel grounded, even if our emotions are all over the place. 2- Check in with what's on your mind and how your body feels. 3- Slowly melt into total stillness, feeling the Earth beneath you and gravity holding you down. --- Mantra: I am grounded with gravity. --- Founded by two women of color, Shine is on a mission to make mental health more inclusive, representative, and accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
We may have a harder time celebrating accomplishments like we used to, but we always have our small wins. Today's meditation helps you take pride in the things that help you take care of yourself every day. Takeaways: 1-  Celebrating your small wins boosts your happiness, and reminds you of the progress you're making. 2- Reflect on something you've done today that made you feel pride and happiness. 3- Notice how this small win helps you take care of yourself in a challenging time. --- Mantra: I take pride in myself every day. --- Founded by two women of color, Shine is on a mission to make mental health more inclusive, representative, and accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
Our feelings can be fleeting, making us feel that we're at the whim of their control. Today we're setting the intention to surround ourselves with comfort when we need it. Grab that journal! Takeaways: 1- Our feelings our predictable—they can be fleeting or influenced by things outside of our control. 2- Set the intention to surround yourself with things that can comfort or make you feel good to create positive feelings when you need them. 3- What activities or comforting items lift your spirits? Find ways to incorporate them into your day or space. --- Mantra: I can surround myself with what makes me feel good. --- Founded by two women of color, Shine is on a mission to make mental health more inclusive, representative, and accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
Appreciate Your Emotions

Appreciate Your Emotions

2020-09-1106:521

When we dig into our emotions, we can see what they may be telling us. In today's meditation, we write letters to our feelings to get space and perspective from them—and show them some love. Takeaways: 1- When we're overwhelmed or confused by our feelings, we can write letters to them. 2- This helps us get perspective on what our emotions may be telling us. 3- Reflect on what a particular feeling could be helping you with—even if it's usually considered negative. --- Mantra: I can explore my emotions. --- Support our Black-owned business and help us to continue to make mental health accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
Make an Impact

Make an Impact

2020-09-1009:46

It's human to self-compare, but it can get in the way of our power and actions, especially when it comes to activism. In today's meditation, we switch our mindset from "am I doing enough?" to "is what I'm doing making an impact?". Takeaways: 1-  Self-comparison is natural, but it can get in the way of our activism. 2- Instead of asking "am I doing enough?" ask if what you're doing is making an impact. 3- Creating positive change requires different things from each of us, and what matters is that we all do something. --- Mantra: I focus on the impact I'm making. --- Shine and Grubhub are partnering to help you make mealtimes more intentional with four free meditations in the Shine app inspired by some of the most common emotions people feel when ordering food. Head over to shinetext.com/mealtime to take the Mealtime Mood quiz to find the right meditation for your mood!
Breathe in Color

Breathe in Color

2020-09-0909:36

Our physical environment has a huge impact on our mental health. Notice the impact certain colors have on your psyche and use them as a tool for your self-care. Today's breathing meditation helps you practice. Takeaways: 1-  The study of color is a form of environmental psychology—the research of how our physical world affects our brain. 2- Certain colors can calm us, energize us, or stress us out. But everyone is different. 3- Practice breathing intentionally and visualizing a positive color you want to bring into your body and spirit. --- Mantra: I nurture myself with color. --- Support our Black-owned business and help us to continue to make mental health accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
Instead of ruminating on our worries, we can push the thought process forward. Today, ask yourself "if this happens, what will I do next?" in a gentle, reflective meditation. Takeaways: 1-  Ruminating on our worries—especially those out of our control—often makes us feel worse. 2- Move your thought process forward by thinking: OK, if this were to happen, what will I do next? 3- This helps you think through actions and solutions and believe in your ability to get through. --- Mantra: I greet my anxiety with action. --- Support our Black-owned business and help us to continue to make mental health accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
Feel More Balanced

Feel More Balanced

2020-09-0711:56

Before the week takes flight, we're making sure to build in moments of relief. Today we're setting an intention to create balance. Grab that journal! Takeaways: 1- Your week can take flight and quickly fill with responsibilities and to-dos. 2- Ward off stress by building in activities that allow you to rest and recenter your needs. 3- Feel more balanced and replenished when you intentionally create this relief. --- Mantra:  I can build in moments of relief. --- Support our Black-owned business and help us to continue to make mental health accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
Check in Mindfully

Check in Mindfully

2020-09-0408:45

"How are you?" just doesn't cut it these days. Today we learn how to check in with others mindfully during challenging times. Takeaways: 1-  It's important to check in with the people around you even when things are a little uncomfortable. 2- Switch "how are you?" for more open-ended, non-judgmental questions. 3- This opens the door to conversation and shows that you care, rather than trapping others into surface-level replies. --- Mantra: May I be safe, happy and live with ease. --- Support our Black-owned business and help us to continue to make mental health accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
Step Back From Worries

Step Back From Worries

2020-09-0308:46

Worrying is part of being human, but we still have the power to stop ourselves from spiraling. Today, try the 5x5 rule, and ask yourself if your worry will matter in five years. Takeaways: 1-  The 5x5 rule means asking yourself if your worry will matter in 5 years. 2- If so, keep thinking it through. But if not, give yourself only five more minutes of worry time. 3- This helps us get space from our worries, and time with our feelings. --- Mantra: I have the power to stop my worry spirals. --- Shine and Grubhub are partnering to help you make mealtimes more intentional with four free meditations in the Shine app inspired by some of the most common emotions people feel when ordering food. Head over to shinetext.com/mealtime to take the Mealtime Mood quiz to find the right meditation for your mood!
Our childhood wonder, curiosity, and imagination are still inside of us. Tap into your childlike side with some playful breathing exercises. Takeaways: 1- The joy and freedom we may have felt as children can still be tapped into today. 2- Use deep, intentional breathing to calm your nervous system and open up your imagination. 3- Visualize your breath as parts of nature: the ocean, sunshine, or lava from a volcano. --- Mantra: I honor my inner child. --- Support our Black-owned business and help us to continue to make mental health accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
Cope with Uncertainty

Cope with Uncertainty

2020-09-0109:47

This September feels different from most. To cope with the uncertainty you may be feeling, practice focusing on what you can control and letting go of the rest. Takeaways: 1- Uncertainty can bring up a lot of valid emotions, like fear and anxiety. 2- Acknowledge that we never know the future or what will happen in the world. 3- Let yourself feel however you feel, and practice letting go of what you can't control. --- Mantra: I let go of what I can't control. --- Support our Black-owned business and help us to continue to make mental health accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
A journey mindset helps us cope with challenges by taking stock of the growth we experience along the way. Today we're setting an intention to embrace ours. Grab that journal! Takeaways: 1- We tend to think of growth in terms of destinations. 2-  With a journey mindset, you look beyond the outcome of wins and challenges and open your mind to what you learned along the way. 3- Use your lessons to help you move forward and feel more resilient and fulfilled. --- Mantra: My growth is a journey, not a destination. --- Support our Black-owned business and help us to continue to make mental health accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
What if your inner voice sounded like someone else? Tiffany, Shine’s senior audio producer, revisits one of her favorite Daily Shine episodes to help us switch up our inner self-talk. Takeaways: 1- Our inner voice isn't always kind. 2- But we have access to other inner nurturers when we need it. 3- Think of someone who roots for you and add their voice to the conversation when things get tough. --- Mantra:  My inner voice helps guide me. --- Support our Black-owned business and help us to continue to make mental health accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
Shine HQ's content strategist Martha picked this episode from the archives, which is here to remind you that you need time to recharge. Today, we're letting go of the pressure to do it all and settling into some quiet time. Takeaways: 1- Disconnecting from others and enjoying time alone can feel tough. 2- But taking quiet time for ourselves is necessary. It helps us recharge and feel re-energized. 3- Flip the script on how you think about being solo— do activities you love and turn it into a moment to show yourself some kindness. --- Mantra: I accept that I need to recharge. --- Shine and Grubhub are partnering to help you make mealtimes more intentional with four free meditations in the Shine app inspired by some of the most common emotions people feel when ordering food. Head over to shinetext.com/mealtime to take the Mealtime Mood quiz to find the right meditation for your mood!
In today's episode from the Daily Shine archives—picked by Chris, Shine’s software engineer—we're celebrating Lady Gaga's vulnerability and exploring the symptoms of burnout you can look out for in our own mental health. Takeaways: 1- Just like coughing and sneezing for a common cold, burnout comes with symptoms. 2- Notice how you're feeling on a regular basis, and be sure to pinpoint where those feelings might be coming from. 3- We're all human and we need physical and mental rest—avoid burnout by giving yourself what you need. --- Mantra: I accept that I can't do it all, all the time. --- Support our Black-owned business and help us to continue to make mental health accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
The road to success is paved with….choices. Haley, Shine’s director of content, picked this episode from the archives, which is all about moving towards your goals with the help of your “choice point.” Takeaways: 1- Each choice we make impacts us in some way. 2- Your choice point gives you a moment to connect with yourself before you make a decision. It takes you out of autopilot. 3- Focus on making towards moves—the things you want to start doing or do more of that guide you in the direction of your goals. --- Daily Mantra: My choices have power. --- Support our Black-owned business and help us to continue to make mental health accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
The Shine team is taking time to recharge out of office this week—so we're revisiting some of our favorites from the Daily Shine archives. Today’s pick comes from Kara, Shine’s community lead. Listen to check in with what you want out of your week and how your values align. Takeaways: 1-  We all have values that are core to who we are, and when we live by them we're better able at setting and achieving our goals. 2- You can find your values by asking yourself what you most like doing, or would most like to do with your time. 3- Once you have something in mind, keep peeling back the layers of "why" to find what value guides that choice. --- Daily Mantra: I am guided by my values. --- Support our Black-owned business and help us to continue to make mental health accessible to all. Get $20 off a year of Shine Premium at shinetext.com/podcast20
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