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Burnout and Self-Care

Burnout and Self-Care

We live in a culture that rewards quantity over quality, urgency over thoughtfulness, productivity over rest. As a result, we learn to ignore our needs and become blunted to receiving the signals of the body that are trying to let us know when we need to stop, eat, rest, recover, and restore. It’s not normal to be “on” all the…

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Wholeness and Wellness Includes All of You

Wholeness and Wellness Includes All of You

Being the best, most actualized version of yourself doesn’t mean that you don’t struggle with anxiety or depression, or that you never have negative, critical thoughts about yourself running in your mind. It means that you learn to slow down and tend to those hurt parts when they come up. Too often, people think they can’t ever really be happy,…

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The Magic of Slowing Down

The Magic of Slowing Down

Slow down sometimes, when you can. Think of the pace of a garden. Always growing, ebbing and flowing, progress being sometimes invisible and sometimes overnight. Tend to the earth of your body, mind, and soul. Weed out what doesn’t belong, plant what nourishes, and care for it. Again and again. A constant tending of love. The invitation is to take…

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The Healing Power of Dance

The Healing Power of Dance

“Rise up, and dance. Dance to set yourself free. Dance, to live, to learn, to love. Dance to let things be. Dance, to announce to the world: I am here. Still standing. I live, and feel and breathe. I heal the past and overcome…look, I will show you… See… This is me. I am fire, I am water, I am…

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On Healing and Wholeness

On Healing and Wholeness

Being the best, most actualized version of yourself doesn’t mean that you don’t struggle with anxiety or depression, or that you never have negative, critical thoughts about yourself running in your mind. It means that you learn to slow down and tend to those hurt parts when they come up. Too often, people think they can’t ever really be happy,…

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Feeling Your Way to Wholeness

Feeling Your Way to Wholeness

When anxiety or depression come up, the trick is to stay aware and not follow the thoughts. Bring your attention to the body, and practice deep compassion for the hurt that asks for your attention. Sometimes, it’s the situation at hand that brings up these feelings. Other times, it’s an old part of you that is responding from an old…

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Spring Cleaning and Letting Go

Spring Cleaning and Letting Go

Spring cleaning, or clearing out clutter, aren’t the only way getting rid of old things. Consider: Am I really living the way I really want to, in my heart of hearts? What ways are you not fully yourself, because of fear? What hurts, shame, have you been holding onto that aren’t yours? What can you give back? What energy could…

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Recognizing Shame

Recognizing Shame

Shame can permeate your being without your even knowing it. It might show up as anxiety, fear of being abandoned or unloved, persistent thoughts of not being good enough, constant striving to do better. This is the kind of shame that comes from internalizing the failure of important people in your life, or the society at large, to honor your…

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Your Attention is Power

Your Attention is Power

I can scroll social media with the best of them. I am all too familiar with the rabbit hole effect- that moment of  “Just let me see this one thing” that can become a mind-numbing hour or more of your time. It’s almost like you come to afterwards, as if having been in a trance. “Scroll, scroll, scroll”… searching for…

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