27 in 9 Wrapped Up

  In cleaning out my pictures on my phone, I realized that I completed 27 in 9, The Let It Go Challenge and "forgot" to share the wrapping up last 5 days. Well, I didn't completely forget but got busy in letting go. Some big things in my life started to appear that took a … Continue reading 27 in 9 Wrapped Up

27 in 9 Coming Out Of The Bedroom

I'm amazed at the stuff, not necessarily, junk or garbage, but stuff in my bedroom as I am finally finished day 3 & 4. The Let It Go Challenge, inspired by “The Biggest Mistakes That Keep You From Living A Miraculous Flow” by Marci Shimoff and Debra Poneman. Let go: I’m following the practice of … Continue reading 27 in 9 Coming Out Of The Bedroom

You Can’t Fix Everything

Day 2 The Let It Go Challenge, inspired by "The Biggest Mistakes That Keep You From Living A Miraculous Flow" by Marci Shimoff and Debra Poneman. Let go: I'm following the practice of releasing old in creating a void for The Universe to fill with new. "In order to allow miracles into your life you … Continue reading You Can’t Fix Everything

Take Aways, Ahas & Integration

Upping your reading game is great. What's more important is your ""take aways" "aha" "integration" from what you've read. Pretty proud of myself for my first 2018 read....."The Biggest Mistakes That Keep You From Living A Miraculous Flow" by Marci Shimoff and Debra Poneman. Sure it was an ebook, sure it's was 30 pages light-but, … Continue reading Take Aways, Ahas & Integration

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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