Jun 2020

Sitting With Discomfort 

2020-06-11T15:08:43-06:00

Sitting With Discomfort Are you struggling to be with your own discomfort right now? Many of us are feeling grief, shame, and rage. The systems which perpetuate oppression and injustice are being highlighted. The way black people have suffered at the hands of white people is being highlighted. Many of us are seeing our privilege [...]

Sitting With Discomfort 2020-06-11T15:08:43-06:00
Apr 2020

How to Feel More Relaxed: the formula for stress resilience

2020-04-03T13:24:26-06:00

How to Feel More Relaxed: the formula for stress resilience Most of us imagine what our lives would be like if only we didn't have the stress of money, our high-pressure job, our marriage, our kids, our sick parents, or whatever the BIG thing is in any given moment. But we spend much less time [...]

How to Feel More Relaxed: the formula for stress resilience2020-04-03T13:24:26-06:00
Mar 2020

Cultivating Inner Strength

2020-04-15T13:45:28-06:00

Cultivating Inner Strength Global pandemic or not, life is going to serve you situations that spark fear. It’s perfectly normal to feel scared right now. And, it’s harmful to stay stuck in the story of fear. Staying in the story of fear is what you do when you continue to consume media and think thoughts [...]

Cultivating Inner Strength2020-04-15T13:45:28-06:00
Mar 2020

Pets as Mirrors: Your dog knows you’re stressed before you do

2020-03-26T15:46:57-06:00

Pets as Mirrors Your dog may know you're stressed before you do. Your fur babies can help clue you into the state of your nervous system. Do they seem relaxed, clingy, stressed? Horse riders have long understood that the animal beneath them is highly tuned in to their emotional state. Other social animals like dogs [...]

Pets as Mirrors: Your dog knows you’re stressed before you do2020-03-26T15:46:57-06:00
Mar 2020

Desperation for Pain Relief, A Lesson in Compassion

2020-03-30T14:59:54-06:00

Desperation for Pain Relief, A Lesson in Compassion What pain teaches me, and how it helps you Desperation for pain relief is primal. I experienced some of the most acute physical pain I’ve experienced in years recently. A sinus infection that felt like someone stabbing me in the left eyeball evolved into the worst (and [...]

Desperation for Pain Relief, A Lesson in Compassion2020-03-30T14:59:54-06:00
Apr 2019

Understanding Stress: The Freeze Response

2019-10-06T21:02:59-06:00

Understanding Stress: The Freeze Response I have strong hermit tendencies. Especially when I’m in a funk, I retreat. I’ve been like this since I was a little girl. If I was hurt or sad, I would curl into a little ball and hide. I didn’t want anyone to help me, touch me, even look at [...]

Understanding Stress: The Freeze Response2019-10-06T21:02:59-06:00
Dec 2018

Causes of Anxiety

2019-10-06T21:04:08-06:00

Causes of Anxiety Anxiety can be caused by a huge range of physical, spiritual, and psychological triggers. Anxiety is simply one way that our mind and body communicate that attention is needed to create balance again. Below are some of the causes of anxiety and suggestions for how to rebalance. I have separated these into [...]

Causes of Anxiety2019-10-06T21:04:08-06:00
Oct 2018

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

2019-10-06T21:05:37-06:00

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety Anxiety can manifest as a number of physical symptoms. It is helpful to be able to identify the physical symptoms of anxiety so that you can interrupt the stress response quickly.  It is also possible for certain physical conditions to cause anxiety. For example, gut infections and inflammation in the GI [...]

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety2019-10-06T21:05:37-06:00
Aug 2018

10 Ways to Make More Time for YOU: Essential Time Management Tips

2020-03-15T13:33:48-06:00

10 Ways To Make More Time for YOU: Essential Time Management Tips I used to live in a constant state of overwhelm. Balance was an elusive idea only Instagram celebrities with no real job had achieved. Then I got critical about how I actually spent my time and discovered some creative ways to rearrange my [...]

10 Ways to Make More Time for YOU: Essential Time Management Tips2020-03-15T13:33:48-06:00
Aug 2018

Orthorexia and the Dark Side of Healthy Eating

2019-10-06T21:11:42-06:00

Orthorexia and the Dark Side of Healthy Eating Orthorexia describes a specific type of disordered eating—taking the concept of “clean eating” (I have intentionally stopped using this term) too far. It’s when eating foods considered unhealthy causes anxiety, shame, and guilt. Acceptable foods become very limited to only those that fit into a narrow category [...]

Orthorexia and the Dark Side of Healthy Eating2019-10-06T21:11:42-06:00