Category Archives: embodiment

sleep

Sleep we know it’s important, we probably feel guilty because we aren’t getting enough. We think we should be more disciplined or scheduled or committed to self-care or it must be our fault somehow. This week I did a session … Continue reading

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the body emerges from mind

The energy of thought, both conscious and unconscious is at times incomprehensible.  They are many ways people have tried to define it:  mind over matter; the power of positive thinking; the secret, etc.  I have appreciated the Buddhist view: where … Continue reading

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raising a toddler, caring for an elder

Caring for an elder is a lot like raising a toddler: • Make sure you begin leaving the house a full hour before you have to get out the door. • What’s on your plate is much more interesting even … Continue reading

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can you unlearn chronic pain?

I have decided to work with Howard Schubiner’s unlearn your pain program.  I’ve wanted to recommend this work to clients and what better way than to have experienced it.    I have known for years that my lower back/leg pain was … Continue reading

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No scratched paint, some internal bruising

Yesterday I had a short interaction with someone in which they got out of their car and asked me to please not bump my shopping cart against their paint job.  We were on a slight hill; I needed to stabilize … Continue reading

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Lateral Line

I had a wonderful experience today on a Thai massage platform under the hands of my favorite massage therapist.  As I lay on my side she worked on my upside at the hip and waist.  I had the experience of … Continue reading

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Exercise Boosts Brain Power

Exercise boosts brain power is rule number one in John Medina’s Brain Rules.  Exercise that dreaded word.  Really, when you read the sentence “Exercise boosts brain power” does all of you get to the last word or has a part … Continue reading

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What’s your favorite sense?

What’s your favorite sense?  That is a question I often ask workshop participants.  All of the work I teach is grounded in sensory awareness and what better place to start than taking stock of sensory preferences in the room.  I … Continue reading

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Smell this

“The nose knows” But what does it know?  A lot, oh yes, a lot.  You have probably experienced a waft of scent transporting you to another time and place.  Smell is already quite acute at birth, logging important information, learning … Continue reading

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V-day in our hearts

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day and everyone is talking about love and the heart.  Stylized hearts in reds and pinks abound as businesses encourage us to purchase in honor of love.  News stories tell of love, gained or lost, … Continue reading

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