Category Archives: sensation

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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I hate that song!

Nothing is more frustrating than pain that comes back again when really you know you have to be healed by now. Yet so many of us find that ever since we hurt that foot or shoulder or back we now … Continue reading

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is it an emotion or a feeling?

All emotions have a basis in body sensation. We even call emotions feelings because we identify emotional experience through our body sense. In order to bring emotions into conscious awareness, communicate them to ourselves or others, we label those feelings … 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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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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