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Adrenal Health and Healing Trauma

Is this you? You’re a perfectionist, to a fault. When someone needs help, you rarely say no. You regularly feel tired or even exhausted but still have difficulty winding down &/or sleeping. You’ve lived through intense challenge and survived, but you don’t feel the same connection with life and your body that you did before, …

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NAVIGATING FEAR and Healing the Nervous System

Today’s episode of Bodywise Wednesday is Part 3 of our 4 Part “Navigating the Darker Emotions Series” and today our topic is ~  NAVIGATING FEAR and healing the nervous system. (Scroll down if you want to dive right into the video!) In this episode, I’m interviewing Irene Lyon, MSC. Irene is a nervous system specialist …

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Transforming Shame into Grace

In shame we contract – in self-expression we expand. Because we tell ourselves we shouldn’t expand – we shouldn’t even exist. In shame there is a deeper story of having done wrong or worse yet – BEEN wrong. To be wrong at the core of our beings is such a powerfully destructive belief because if …

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ANGER, Healthy Agression

Navigating Anger & Healthy Aggression

“At the moment you become angry, you tend to believe that your misery has been created by another person. You blame him or her for all your suffering. But by looking deeply, you may realize that the seed of anger in you is the main cause of your suffering.” Thich Nhat Hanh ~ Anger But …

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4 Steps to Healing the Roots of Depression

In last weeks Sacred Saturday post I wrote about strategies & tools to address SADS or seasonal depression in this article – Beating the Winter Blues.  Having these tools is totally useful, and I shared them because I use them myself and with my clients as needed. And yet, while “nutraceuticals” & lifestyle practices can …

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Beating the Winter Blues

Depression. In the US, antidepressant usage has climbed 65% in the past 15 years according to the National Centre for Health Statistics, and in Canada our antidepressant use is higher still. In fact, Antidepressants usage in Canada is amongst the highest in the world, surpassed only by Iceland and Australia, and in the UK the …

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#MeToo, a Trauma-informed Perspective & Listening to the Quietest Voice

So much has been written over the past week around the #metoo that I could hardly find my own words when I first started writing tonight. Turns out I have a bit to say, 7 important points specifically that I feel perhaps not quite enough has been said about. If you don’t know what I’m …

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Mindfulness vs. Body Wisdom & Nervous System Rewiring

“I’ve been practicing mindfulness for years and it hasn’t really done anything for my sleep, so what’s the difference going to be with these practices?” Last week after working with one of the nervous system rewiring practices I’d given him for a few weeks, one of my clients asked this really important question. He said, …

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A Life or Death Choice?

What if you knew that there was a way to know EXACTLY which choice was in your highest good in any given moment – without a doubt? What if there was a tool you could use – like a GPS – for everything from what to eat for breakfast to whether to take that job …

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