Coming Home to Our Bodies When Our Bodies Feel Anything But Relaxing, Safe and Cozy… Like a Home Should Be
Chronic health conditions carry a huge weight for so many of us. Grief, loneliness, shame, doubt, disconnection, hopelessness, depression and anger can arise in response to feeling out of control with our bodies. When we make space for them and also cultivate internal skills for being more at ease with pain, it is possible to live a more free and vibrant life – even if we are in pain.
Pain doesn’t have to mean suffering or stress...Read More
Are you willing to be uncomfortable?
I don't know about you but I have noticed that at times, when I really desire things to be different, I want them to be different but not at the expense of my comfort.
So let me ask again…. Are you REALLY willing to be uncomfortable?
What are you willing to give up in order to have what you seek?
I’ve been pretty good at pretending like I’m good at discomfort but to be really honest… I have spent much of my life trying to avoid being uncomfortable. But the joke is that the more comfortable I’ve gotten with being uncomfortable, I’ve saved myself so much time and energy and have learned how to get to the core of things in a more direct way.
Would you rather just pretend like you’re going through the motions of change while knowing deep down you’d rather not be challenged too much?
Often, anxiety happens when the mind and body are unable to rest and settle into a space of ease and ok-ness with uncertainty. When anxiety is happening, there are a lot of details that happen to create the anxiety, both in the mind and the body.Read More
For psychology purposes, the word "Somatic" encompasses many modalities, orientations and schools of thought. Somatic refers to the body. Memories, thoughts and emotions are stored in the body. When we are telling a story about the past, the body experiences it as if it is happening in the present moment.Read More