The power of positive thinking can be hard to achieve with all the stresses life throws at us!
Yoga and meditation teacher Sarah Bernier Olin shares some tips on how to focus on positive thinking when you are stressed out or overtired. While it may seem hard at first, before you know it you’ll be feeling re-energized from this new way of thinking.
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