an ancient grief practice

An Ancient Grief Tending Practice

I’ve fallen behind on a few things within the big energy of Summer Solstice  time, getting kids through their final weeks of school for the season,  and, (you know!) all. the. things.  I try to make it a priority to offer my clients, groups, family, friends & larger community a regulated nervous system over anything else, because I know my own regulation & well-being sends …

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Anger in Grief – 3 Tricks for Working with this Taboo Emotion!

When anger arises as a part of our grieving process, it can be one of the most difficult emotions to allow ourselves to feel. We can feel shame around it and may tell ourselves, “I shouldn’t feel angry, I should feel SAD.” I want to break down this taboo, because, like all feelings, anger serves …

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The Shame of Our Tears

💧💧💧Today I want to talk to you about tears. 💧💧💧 A few days ago, I was speaking with Elizabeth Claire Burr, my long time friend and mentor and one of our amazing support team in our Through the Dark Woods – Real Life Skills for Navigating Grief & Trauma online Membership Group. We were talking …

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What would it be like if you NEVER played down your JOY?

What would it be like if you could feel joy in your body and it felt totally safe? Last night in my grief group, we worked with the energy of Lunar Imbolc and planted seeds for what we want to create in the upcoming year. Inspired by Danielle Laporte’s Desire Maps/Goals with Soul Process, we …

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A mid-winter Blessing

In recognition of how challenging this time of year can be in the Northern hemisphere. If you are feeling more tired, more sleepy, slow-moving or struggling in whatever way, this is especially for you. We are living amidst and over-culture that suggests that on January 1st you should be ready to leap forward & start …

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Regarding Grief for the World

This came out of a conversation happening in our online community forum in Through the Dark Woods – Real Life Skills for Navigating Grief and Trauma this morning, and I wanted to share it: When you look around at the state of the world, without imagining that there is some positive outcome in the future, …

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Coming to Our Senses If you want to skip the video then I recommend you either read teh intro below or download or listen to:SENSORY AWARENESS MEDITATION WITH INTRO If you already watched the video or listened to the audio track above, then you may wish to go ahead and: LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD THE SENSORY AWARENESS MEDITATION W/O INTRO  …

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Defining Trauma: What does that word really mean ANYWAYS???

A few weeks ago on my Bodywisdom Wednesday FB Live, I made THIS VIDEO defining a word that is being thrown around social media a lot lately and often being misused or misunderstood. This is a word that can spark emotion just hearing it, and so I thought it would be of service to spend some time …

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Nervous System Healing for Joy, Resilience & Freedom

FROM THE GROUND UP ~ NERVOUS SYSTEM HEALING FOR JOY, RESILIENCE & FREEDOM with Irene Lyon ~ (one of my teachers!) Irene teaches people around the world how to work with the nervous system to transform trauma, heal body and mind, and live full, creative lives. To date her online work has helped literally thousands …

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Breaking the Push/Burnout Cycle

Have you ever found yourself trapped in a cycle of push-push-pushing yourself (and your body) until you actually simply cannot anymore, and then you crash? Maybe you get sick or maybe you just get so exhausted that you can barely get out of bed on the weekend, or maybe you find yourself feeling depressed and …

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