Posts by Emily Rolando

Emily Rolando is the founder of Life Alive Collaborative, an e-course and empowerment group for women seeking to live meaningful, growth-oriented lives. Courses and small group conference calls merge her passion and experience in uniting and facilitating women to intentionally embody their lives and best selves. She is a lifelong learner, passionate seeker, and avid adventurer. Visit her at lifealivecollaborative.com.

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You’re Going to Be Okay

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” ~Buddha

“I will be okay,” I repeated to myself. “Deep breaths. You’re okay. Focus on the breath. I am going to be okay…”

I was on a small plane flying over the Rocky Mountains of Colorado on a hot summer afternoon—a notoriously turbulent time to fly.

I’m not afraid of flying. I do it a lot and it’s not something that makes me nervous, although the mantra could work perfectly well if I was. It does, for some reason, make me incredibly motion sick at times—scanning seatback pockets for white bags, …