A somatic expressive healing practice for you.

A somatic expressive healing practice for you.

Last week I wrote about the need to heal – both for our own benefit as well as for our community’s benefit. This week I offer a healing practice which I use with myself as well as with clients.

This practice is a somatic (body) expressive (art) practice: one of my favorite ways to engage with my intuition and to calm my nervous system. I hope you find the practice supportive.

We need to heal.

We need to heal.

Our first instinct, when hurt or scared, is to reach out to another human. Not to run away, not to fight, and not to withdraw – instead, we seek comfort from another.

We see this instinct very clearly in babies and small children. As soon as a child begins to cry, their little arms extend from their body asking to be held. The child yearns for connection: they want to know they are not alone. They desire to feel secure and intuitively move toward another.

It makes me wonder: what if I got curious about…

It makes me wonder: what if I got curious about…

I love listening to podcasts. Podcasts keep me company as I walk and satiate my thirst for knowledge. One of my favorite podcasts is Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead.

As many of you may know, Brené Brown is a researcher, social work professor, and entrepreneur who has written six books and countless journal articles about shame, vulnerability, and leadership. Her podcast Dare to Lead focuses on, you guessed it, leadership and her guest list is amazing.

Last week I listened to Brené interview Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist, researcher and author, whose latest book Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know examines the potential which comes from rethinking and unlearning.

Practices to celebrate and to honor the spring energy. 

Practices to celebrate and to honor the spring energy. 

Happy Spring Everyone! I wish each and every one of you a season full of meaningful pursuits and renewed purpose.

If you, too, are tapping into the spring energy, then here are some practices to help you ground and utilize your energy.

Do we stay in the dark, ignoring what is ours to learn?

Do we stay in the dark, ignoring what is ours to learn?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May the luck of the Irish be with you all year. Please remember to wear green: I wouldn’t want anyone to be pinched. ;)

In a few more days, three to be exact, the Sun moves into the sign of Aries: an aspect which officially marks the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. After a long winter, we enter the season of rebirth.

With the new season comes a rich lineage of myths full of promise and hope. These stories are saturated with symbols of fertility and new growth: rewards after a prolonged journey in the dark.

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