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”
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
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
When you come to my Alexander Technique, Pilates, yoga or mindfulness classes I’ll tell you I don’t care what you do during your time with me. I’ll advise you to do whatever you need in the moment. I’ll encourage you to make your own choices. I don’t like to set rules in my class; I … Continue reading What the Heck Does It Mean to Take Care of Yourself?
Did you know exercise is good for you?! Oh, you already did? So do you exercise? If your answer is any kind of “no,” “sort of” or “off and on” then this article is for you. When you compassionately understand why you’re not exercising, despite knowing the benefits of exercise, you can stop bullying yourself … Continue reading 7 Good Reasons Why You’re Not Exercising and Why They’re Important