ACCEPTANCE MEANS PERMISSION TO BE WHEREVER YOU ARE

Acceptance. Being where you are, starting where you are... means that it's okay to feel numb. It's okay to check out of your body. For some of us that is the only way we know to survive. And sure, there may be other ways, and yes, healing is available to every...

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NOBODY TEACHES US HOW TO FAIL

Nobody teaches us how to fail. So we chase success like it's a race, but in a race, someone always loses. Oh, and nobody teaches us how to lose either. We are grossly underprepared for the emotional aches and pains that accompany losing and failing. And yet, they are...

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HOW TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

How to Listen to Your Body: Resist the desire to ascribe meaning or value to your sensations and feelings. Consider yourself a collector of information. Like you’re an archeologist picking up a rock and describing its characteristics. Imagine yourself, genuinely...

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HOW TO FALL APART

Yesterday I was overcome with feelings of sadness. I felt over-full of too-big, too-many feelings. Like my insides were vibrating and trying to push out of me but couldn't. Containing it was heavy and painful and my response was to check out. I was spaced-out and...

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INCONGRUENCE

Incongruence. When what the mind and body say are in conflict. How do we reconcile the TRUTH our body is telling us with the mind's inability to understand, to make sense of, to arrange logically, to categorize in a linear way, to make productive, to make positive, to...

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EXPLOITING THE BODY

I'm finding that I use my kid and being a newish mom as an excuse for why I can't manage my time or get something done. Why do I feel like I need an excuse? Because it's not acceptable in our culture to not perform at an optimized, efficient level without a reason. We...

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HEALING COMES

Healing comes when we remember, uncover, connect with the parts of ourselves we've swallowed or forgotten... To coexist. To gain access. To survive. For attention. For approval. For what someone told us was love.

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