Mindful breathing for reducing stress/anxiety and calming the nervous system. 
The 4-7-8 exercise:
Exhale completely.
Inhale through your nose till the count of 4.
Hold your breath till the count of 7.
Exhale through your mouth till the count of 8.
Repeat 3 more times for a total of four breaths.
Start with 4 breaths, with regular practice you can increase up to 8 breaths. 
Use this technique as often as you like!

Mindful breathing for reducing stress/anxiety and calming the nervous system. 

The 4-7-8 exercise:

Exhale completely.

Inhale through your nose till the count of 4.

Hold your breath till the count of 7.

Exhale through your mouth till the count of 8.

Repeat 3 more times for a total of four breaths.

Start with 4 breaths, with regular practice you can increase up to 8 breaths. 

Use this technique as often as you like!

Hanging in the doorways of many New Mexican homes are dried Chile’s or Chile Ristras. They offer many functional and symbolic meanings:
*System of drying chiles for later consumption which can be used year round for sauces, soups and stews, or ground into chile powder.
*Hung in doorways as a warm invitation to visitors.
*Help provide an abundant harvest for the upcoming year.
*Said to bring good luck and good health. 

Hanging in the doorways of many New Mexican homes are dried Chile’s or Chile Ristras. They offer many functional and symbolic meanings:

*System of drying chiles for later consumption which can be used year round for sauces, soups and stews, or ground into chile powder.

*Hung in doorways as a warm invitation to visitors.

*Help provide an abundant harvest for the upcoming year.

*Said to bring good luck and good health. 

"By approaching our lives as a work of art based on our own self-love, this allows us to unconditionally love the people in our lives for who they are without needing to domesticate them to see our point of view. Respect for the manifestation of our loved ones’ own individual dreams, whether or not we agree with their choices, is always present at this level of attachment. Our love for self allows us to give love to the community. After all, we cannot give or share what we don’t have." -don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

"By approaching our lives as a work of art based on our own self-love, this allows us to unconditionally love the people in our lives for who they are without needing to domesticate them to see our point of view. Respect for the manifestation of our loved ones’ own individual dreams, whether or not we agree with their choices, is always present at this level of attachment. Our love for self allows us to give love to the community. After all, we cannot give or share what we don’t have."

-don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

"I can tell you that it’s fear that has determined my life: what I called audacity was really panic. Fear that things might not be the way I had decided they would, fear to cross a boundary that was not in the mind, but the heart; fear of loving and not being loved in return. In the end, this is really man’s only terror, and it is the reason we fall into mediocrity. Love is like a bridge suspended over the void… out of fear, we complicate simple things, so as to follow the ghosts of our mind; we turn a straight road into a labyrinth we don’t know how to escape. It’s so hard to accept the rigor of simplicity, the humility of surrender." Susanna Tamaro

"I can tell you that it’s fear that has determined my life: what I called audacity was really panic. Fear that things might not be the way I had decided they would, fear to cross a boundary that was not in the mind, but the heart; fear of loving and not being loved in return. In the end, this is really man’s only terror, and it is the reason we fall into mediocrity. Love is like a bridge suspended over the void… out of fear, we complicate simple things, so as to follow the ghosts of our mind; we turn a straight road into a labyrinth we don’t know how to escape. It’s so hard to accept the rigor of simplicity, the humility of surrender." Susanna Tamaro