When You Want To Turn Off The News And Crawl Under Your Weighted Blanket, Forever
The Antidote - Your Weekly Remedy
The year: 2022.
The crises? Never-ending.
The Antidote? Find the brightness in every day.
With the endless newscycle peddling out heartbreaking stories day in and day out, it seems nearly impossible to find the small glimmer of hope to hold onto and carry in your heart; to keep you afloat during these very trying times.
We’re not immune to it, nor do we recommend turning a blind eye.
We do, however, believe in taking your fate, and your mental health, into your own hands and trying, against all odds and amidst the craziness, to lead a life not so encumbered by the fear and terror, but one lead with intention and purpose.
So sign up and get ready to embark on our version of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, or whatever…
The intention of The Antidote is to help our followers, our friends, and our readers, live their healthiest, most prosperous lives.
Whether it’s recommending the best meditative techniques to combat an anxiety stricken brain, or taking you through a post-breakup step-by-step cycle, your MTS family is here to be your post pandemic guiding light (Dr. Phil is shaking).
We cover everything from the ABC’s of therapy, the best books to get you through the week, the news that’s trending from Twitter to group chat, and perhaps a cocktail recipe or 2!
The Antidote is here to be your very own virtual xanax.
Self Care Sundays
Sundays, if you’ve done your weekend properly, are probably filled with traumatic flashbacks and stories on your instagram that you wish you could eviscerate with the simple snap of your fingers and a pleading looking to the sky.
You weren’t responsible for what drunk you did- take that up with her, universe! The only thing to do in these drastic moments is to redeem whatever dignity you have left, put on some calming music, and self-care your worries away.
There are 3 cardinal rules for any self care aficionado:
Maintain a healthy mind and body
Practice positive habits
Do something you love
So, today, on this sacred Sunday, the first Sunday of The Antidote, dedicate the day to harnessing the 3 cardinal rules and implementing them.
Whether it’s starting with something as small as organizing a corner of your room, to something bigger, like doing a mind and body session that activates both your muscles and your senses.
Spend the day talking to a loved one, or watching your favorite movie, and restructure your Sundays from being ‘scary’ to becoming your favorite part of the week: the start of something truly extraordinary.
Remember, you’re the lead character of the constant narrative that is your life.
Your Monday Mantra to start this week is:
‘I am worthy of all the love and positivity that comes my way. I am grateful, I am willing, and I am ready to accept all the blessings that ensconce me.’
Book of the Week: The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
The story chronicles the life of an aging Hollywood starlet, who confides in an unknown writer, her ascent, her affairs, her truth, and all the salacious details that golden age Hollywood tended to bury.
Loosely inspired by the lives of Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rita Hayworth, author Taylor Jenkins Reid was inspired by the tangled webs that Hollywood starlets of the time were forced to thrive and survive in.
We’d recommend this book to anyone who is an old Hollywood buff, those who are fascinated with the history, and the intricacy with which Hollywood stars were dealt with at the time.
Anyone who is a fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s previous books (Daisy Jones and the Six, One True Loves, Malibu Rising) as her writing so brilliantly shines here, capturing the voices, the errors, the fears, and the regrets, of the time that held Evelyn so captive.
Beautifully weaving past and present, this story is sure to leave an imprint, and send you down a google spiral, trying to figure out who each character is based on, and what became of them.
Song of the Week: Call Me, Sarah Rebecca
Food for Thought
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