Slow It Down

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

Empaths Unite

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

Silence Is NOT Golden

"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

Radical Self Care for Love Warriors: Heart Medicine

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.

Diana Quinn ND

wall_in_palestine_banksyFor 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:

  • Nervousness
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • 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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Let The Heart Teach The Mind

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

Bad Mom – My 6 Minute Memoir

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