And the positive spin they need

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Sometimes you find yourself living on auto-pilot, playing out the stories of your past.

Becoming conscious of these stories is to step into your power. You, my dear, get to author your own story.

As we grow up, we are handed a rule book for how to be in this world.

Sometimes, we unconsciously play out these roles, reliving old hurts and acting-out behaviors that don’t serve us.

When you become conscious of your stories, you also become conscious of the power in re-writing them.

You are the author of your own story. It’s up to you to write your next chapter and decide the positive narrative you want to write it in.

❤ With Love, Zeenat Merchant Syal, M.A, M.Sc



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“The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion.”~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

My goal this past week was to intentionally try to be more present.
I’ve set my intention to be more mindful in the moment. It’s certainly faded my funk the past couple of days!

A Mindfulness practice does not have to make you feel overwhelmed. Sprinkle mindfulness into your day in small portions, just like I do.

  1. Watch and focus on your breathing.
  2. Have a mindful cup of tea/coffee, feeling every sip.
  3. Make a mindful meal, activating all your senses.
  4. Take a mindful walk, soaking in the nature around you.
  5. Have a Guided Mindful meditation practice.
  6. When feeling tensed, focus on the tensed muscle and release it.

❤ With Love, Zeenat Merchant Syal, M.A, M.Sc



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“The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver

All significant changes in life are uncomfortable.
All significant changes bring up a whole range of feelings and emotions.

This is normal when you feel things are shifting.
Because change, even if it’s positive, can be scary.


Because our brains need to know what to expect and where we are going. When the brain doesn’t know, it starts freaking out.

I urge you to lean into that discomfort instead of shying away from it. Know that all the greatest changes come from this discomfort.

And, it will be worth it!

Ready to Lean into Discomfort yet?

❤️With love, Zeenat Merchant Syal, M.A, M.Sc



Zeenat Merchant Syal, M.A, M.Sc

Zeenat Merchant Syal, M.A, M.Sc

Empowering Souls to Heal through Positivity&Self Love🦋Counseling Psychologist|Spiritual Counselor ✒️Writer&Founder: