Are you interested in building a stronger and longer lasting friendship with your body? Interested in developing yourself as a whole person—body, mind and emotions? Would you like better control of your body? Would you like to live more fully in your being? Do you feel physically or emotionally stuck? Do you enjoy exploring? If those sound pretty good … Continue reading New Class Series in February–Transforming Your Body and Mind
Remember Mad Libs, the word game where you insert a part of speech of your choosing into a pre-written sentence? Now you can Mad Lib your specific anxiety! Won’t that be fun? Ok, it probably won’t have the gasping laughs Mad Libs is supposed to produce. Instead it will be filled with healing and empathy. … Continue reading Your Body and Anxiety (Mad Libs version)
Do you really want to go to that New Year’s Eve party? If you’re an introvert who experiences anxiety this might not be an easy question to answer. First, when you experience anxiety what does it feel like in your body? Is it a tightening in your gut? A lifting across the back of your … Continue reading Introverts and Anxiety (Do you want to go to that New Year’s Eve party?)
Have you ever said, “I can’t afford it”? When dealing with anxiety and stress this statement often emerges from a place of fear. When this statement comes from a place of fear your body will express that fear in some way, perhaps in a feeling of heaviness in your chest or gut or in a … Continue reading Changing the Pain & Fear Behind “I can’t afford it”
I’m amazed at how dull and bland we make the world. It saddens me to see how we’ve taken things that could be wonderful and made them mundane. Why do we do this? Why not let in excitement instead? Why not invite in excitement? Why not evoke it? Why give into the mundane? I’m writing this … Continue reading Make Your Body Awesome, Because It Is
It’s rare that an “inspiring” music video actually, well, inspires me. "I’m jaded and skeptical. I’m not a fan of this type of music." Those are some of my labels. And if I allowed myself to believe in them too strongly I would have turned off this video after the first minute (ok, honestly probably … Continue reading Drop Your Labels, They’re Ruining Your Life
SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM! Let out that fear, that frustration and anxiety! Express it! Let it out safely now instead of waiting for it to explode unexpectedly. Don't keep it inside where it festers and hurts you! It's ok to scream; you don't have to be quiet! COME SCREAM WITH ME! How did that feel?
Sometimes you need another voice to cut through the anxiety-producing chatter of your own mind. Start telling yourself some good things by listening to this 5-minute mediation/visualization: This recording came out of a tough day. I had a quite the roller coaster of an emotional day yesterday. I actually got into bed at 8:30pm … Continue reading A short meditation focusing on anxiety and stress (audio)
Without choice there is pain, both mentally and physically. Stop telling yourself what you "have" to do and connect with what you choose to do.
What’s your history? What’s your body story? If I were to meet you right now and ask about your body, what would you say? Do you have bad knees? Do you have a bad back? Are you weak? Are you strong? What’s the body story you tell yourself? What’s your emotional story? Do you have … Continue reading Change Your Beliefs and Change Your Body, Mind and Emotions