Category Archives: self regulation

find your place on the planet

“Find your place on the planet, dig in, and take responsibility from there.” Gary Snyder Today I woke up unhappy, I’ve been feeling confused about my place in the world, my skills, discouraged about how I’m spending my days.  I … Continue reading

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Pain in the brain

I have been working on what I feel is most important information to help people who live with chronic pain. In my search for information on pain processes I discovered a wonderful blog called Better Movement by physical therapist Todd … 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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Gratitude vs the negitivity bias

My young adult daughter and I just had our coffee date, we were talking about her Dad being pushed into college by his mother when he was her age.  I was feeling what I call “that good mama feeling”; connected, … 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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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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Tightness I can’t run from

I’m endlessly fascinated with myself. I can spend a lot of time rolling on the floor, noticing, wondering, sensing, but I easily forget that I can. My lists of things I want to do, I think I should do, and … Continue reading

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Embodiment and Self Regulation

To be embodied is to experience and process interactions, thoughts and experiences with oneself, others and the environment through sensation and movement. When you are embodied you can think and feel simultaneously.  It’s something that I teach probably because it … Continue reading

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