This is my experience after what, at this point, amounts to thousands of hours of mindful presence with the chaos in my body. One learns when one focuses attention. One learns a whole lot. That is meditation. Focused attention. So, my experience of chronic illness: Chronic illness is the body saying no to the toxic... Continue Reading →
Wild medicinal mushroom foraging, harvest and the soup I made…..
My first thrilling foray into mushroom hunting. I cooked about 10 pounds of them today. They're amazing I didn't even pick a third of what was there. I'm so excited these are highly medicinal and delicious both. Medicinal mushrooms have been helping me a lot every fall -- the rest of the year I can't... Continue Reading →
psych survivors, professionals and trauma healing
What happens when you go to an enthusiastic but frankly ignorant trauma oriented helper of some kind? what can happen for the most sensitive that trauma dynamics can be played out with the therapist and they have no idea what's happening. Retraumatization at the hands of such folks is common. Some of us get lucky but many of us don't find folks we can work with. This is okay and we need to learn to trust ourselves if that is the case.
~~ don’t chase and don’t run away from feelings ~~ (and yoga teacher training update)
first! thanks to those of you who have made donations towards my yoga teacher training. I'm now officially enrolled. I'm excited. It's the first ongoing commitment I have made (outside of my home) in 10 years. I was explicit about my limitations and they remained enthusiastic about my participation. I will continue taking donations. I've paid for one third of the $3000 tuition fee. I have until June to finish paying in monthly installments. Any help will continue to be much appreciated. ***and now some regularly scheduled odds and ends for your perusal:
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