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Shine From Within by Amanda Rootsey

We were lucky enough to have Amanda Rootsey in Crush IT Magazine recently and a sneak peek into her new book Shine From Within. Here is what you can expect from ger amazing book.

Just breathe

We spend our lives breathing, without ever having to think about it. But when we do tune into our breath and take notice of it, we instantly feel more calm. So, I’d love you to stop for a moment and take one, deep, slow breath through your nose and down into your belly. Then exhale as slowly as you can, out through your nose. Repeat a few times. You’ll notice that you can go a little deeper each time and you might even notice that your belly rises a little. Your heart rate might slow down and you’ll feel more present in your body.

This is something you can do anytime, especially when you’re feeling stressed out or worried about something. You can do it in the classroom, on the bus or lying in bed. Just breathe.

If you feel like you need something else to distract you, look at a watch or clock and count five seconds in and five seconds out with your breathing. Simple but powerful.


Teens need at least nine hours sleep a night. But it takes more than your head hitting the pillow to have a good night’s sleep. You should wake feeling refreshed and ready for the day. How do you feel when you wake in the morning?

Megan Dalla-Camina, author of Getting Real About Having It All, says:

Sleep deprivation can cause a lack of motivation, moodiness, inability to cope with stress, reduced immunity, lack of concentration and memory problems, increased risk of accidents, major health problems like heart disease and, wait for it ladies—weight gain.

Here are some tips to get a good night’s sleep:

• Make sure your room is dark.

• Turn off all electronic devices in your room—even the TV’s standby light can inhibit sleep.

• Make sure your phone is off or at the very least on flight mode.

• Get off your phone, computer and any other magical device an hour before bed time. This is crucial. Read a book (non-school related, so your brain can start to wind down), do some stretches, have a cup of restful herbal tea or journal instead.

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