Self Care Practices

Waking up with Anxiety

Waking up with Anxiety

Tending to my physiology with slowness and loving compassion is one of the greatest gifts I have learned to give myself. It is especially important when anxiety is here.

Survival Stress

Survival Stress

As we wake up from the demands of the personal identity a new relationship with the body begins to awaken as well.  The body is no longer seen as a means to an end but an innocent and alive mystery with an innate intelligence…..

The Right Conditions

The Right Conditions

Human beings are like plants.  We do really well in the right conditions and poorly in the “wrong” conditions.  It’s up to us to discover what the right conditions are for us to heal. 

The Body is Innocent

The Body is Innocent

We have been taught to distrust the natural intelligence of our bodies. We send messages of rejection to the body repeatedly and yet she continues to breathe.

Are you listening?

Are you listening?

Our physiology speaks to us through pain and although nobody likes pain there is absolute benevolence in the signals that say, “something is out of balance here”.

The Present Moment is Safe

The Present Moment is Safe

If you notice places of tension in your body simply ask yourself, “is this tension necessary right now?”  Just a gentle curiosity.  No demand for the tension to release or let go.  Be patient with yourself.

Chronic Pain and Survival States

Chronic Pain and Survival States

The brain and nervous systems react to prolonged pain by going into a fight-flight-freeze response. There are neurosensory practices that support the nervous system to come back into regulation.


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