“Each of us has a story of why we burn out,” says Reiki master Kelsey Patel, who just released her first book, Burning Bright. It’s in our nature to keep striving for more, to contribute, and to help others, says Patel. But we don’t have to suffer in order to do it: Today, Patel teaches us how we can begin to turn inward to fill ourselves up so that we can more productively turn outward to take on the world. She talks about tools that have been helpful along her journey, like emotional freedom technique (EFT), or tapping. And she takes us through a simple breathing exercise for checking in with our chakras and identifying energetic blocks. Patel believes that life can be enjoyed simply—with more ease and grace that we might assume. But to break free of the constant uphill battle, she says, we have to challenge our ego’s belief system.