The Motivation Manifesto ~ Brendon Burchard .......get it, read it, live it. "Hurry has become the master. We have stopped sensing the stillness, the stunning fullness and beauty and divine perfection of the moment. Most barrel through life, unaware of their senses and surroundings, deaf and blind to the magical qualities of… this… very… moment. … Continue reading Slow It Down
For example, although the National Nutrient database reports that a medium banana contains 422 milligrams of potassium, that figure is just an average determined from 14 samples. The actual range of potassium found in those samples was 364 mg to 502 mg per banana, as noted in a recent Scientific American article.
This post is quite different than my post of Sorry Hun I didn't know This was something I knew about. I knew you were different. Special. But of course all new moms think their off spring are special. Whereas I just thought growing up, I was weird. Weak. The most profound memory I have … Continue reading Empaths Unite
"All my failures can be traced to my silence" ~ incredible words, soul piercing words from Danielle LaPorte. Just as sure as your sitting reading this, you have experiences with life. In Danielle's words......Does someone you love (or you) need a little nudge to speak up? Craft your story, a story. Even if you decide … Continue reading Silence Is NOT Golden
One thing is for certain – self care will be more critical than ever during the days ahead to maintain fortitude and stay grounded. For more structured guidance and a self-care survival toolkit, join me, sign up for her 6-week 2017 Radical Self Care (https://radicalselfcare.leadpages.co/radical-self-care-6-week-series/) program beginning January 5th.
For the past month I’ve seen numerous patients and loved ones struggle to cope with shock, stress and grief. Many have experienced reactivated PTSD as current events trigger past traumas and even generational trauma. In one way or another many are processing a collective experience of shock, or susto. In traditional Latin American cultures susto is described as a ‘spirit attack,’ the shamanic concept of ‘soul loss’ following an acute shock. Susto is a variant of PTSD with chronic somatic and nervous complaints following a stressor. Some of these symptoms include:
- Digestive complaints
- Loss of appetite
- Increased susceptibility to illness
While much has been said about the need to maintain vigilance, be pro-active, to not become complacent in the face of threats to democracy and social justice, it is imperative that we tend to ourselves and each other to maintain resilience for the long haul. Hypervigilance puts a tremendous strain on the nervous system…
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"Soften up" I was instructed (repeatedly) yesterday as I was guided through one on one yoga coaching. My immediate internal reaction was resistance. I could feel it not only in my solar plexus (my energetic garbage can) but I could feel the lump in my throat that would travel to my eyes in resisting, thinking … Continue reading Go Soft
Was the message after completing this weekend papers word search. Completing the word search on a Sunday, I recall from my childhood, is just as warming as the smell of sauce cooking for a family dinner. Our Sundays, growing up, were free from to-do lists and were spent visiting family. I had a aunt that … Continue reading Let The Heart Teach The Mind
Just about a year ago, I wrote a post called “Fifteen Things You Can Do When The World Is Shitty and Terrifying.” Last year, I was sad and angry about the death of Laquan MacDonald. I w… Source: Twenty Things You Can Do When The World Is Terrifying
My kids are going to be a little disappointed that my 6 minutes with you, won’t be spent sharing about our adventures and mishaps that could have possibly labeled myself as a bad mom. Thing is, for me, mom’s, I didn’t really have one of those growing up. From April 1960 to September 1962 my … Continue reading Bad Mom – My 6 Minute Memoir
This is an image of a scold’s bridle. Its origins are unclear, but it is thought to have emerged in Europe as a punishment for witchcraft. Women who spoke too loudly, who challenged authority… Source: Scold me once.