what do you need?

What do you need?     What is it that you need right now?  At this very moment. To get some clarity, can you take a moment to pause and orient towards yourself?   Get quiet. Get curious. Listen with compassion to what comes up when you ask yourself what you need.   You may…

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Ease and Release

We all have some stored survival stress that we carry with us in our bodies and that impacts our nervous systems. Most of us need support to work through the impacts of carrying the weight of long-held stressors but we can learn some small ways to NOT add more stored stress. Here is a simple,…

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sacred fear

  To be honest, the month of January felt like it had at least 965 days in it. I had a noble intention to fine-tune my gratitude radar this month. To notice glimpses of joy and moments of lightness to temporarily tune out the overwhelming division and discord in the world.  The radar worked. Some…

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tickled pink

R: You know how purple is your favourite colour? Me:  Yup. R: And you know I’ve been looking for a secondhand canoe for a long time? Me: Sure.   R:  Well I just found us a purple canoe! Me: (me looking at the canoe tied to the top of the car) That’s not purple. R:  Yes,…

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soothing manoeuvers #12 orienting

Somatics means “having to do with the body” and this type of work explores where we carry our stress and old and new traumas in our body.  It also explores how to work with the body to release these heavy energies that we’ve stored in a safe and manageable way.  I’ve recently been learning from…

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