Everyone should have a safe place for this deep work. Despair generally disappears in the light of day …
As one opens up to the pain of the past one heals so that one can move into the future.
I managed to get out and dance at a 5 Rhythms event. That’s ecstatic dance inspired by Gabriel Roth. That perhaps has been my biggest victory. I danced for a full hour and stayed at the event for 2 hours. Another VICTORY. First time out in the evening. First time sustaining high intensity exercise for a whole hour too.
We looked very much like the folks in the above video. Without the white clothes. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Being healthy is really just about living well…no need to call any of it therapy as far as I’m concerned…WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD AND HEALTHY? Find out and do those things. That is all. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
There are many ways people try to avoid unpleasant feelings, and addictions top the list. Engaging in obsessive-compulsive or addictive behavior pushes unpleasant thoughts and feelings out of conscious awareness. Sometimes, that can seem like paradise; unfortunately, the long-term negative effects outweigh the short-term gains of numbness and forgetting, as once the drug or activity is over, all those painful feelings come back. Let’s face it, if addictions really worked, we would all be addicts. Who doesn’t want a bit of relief from life’s stresses? The problem is they are a short-term fix. It takes great courage to move through dark emotions but ignoring them, or sweeping them under the cognitive rug, just makes them less accessible for healing.
By Nicole S. Urdang, M.S., NCC, DHM, Holistic Psychotherapist. Printed with the permission of the author who retains copyright. Can you imagine a life without one of your five senses? Maybe, but it certainly isn’t something you would joyfully embrace. Even if having all five senses means you sometimes see, smell, hear, touch, or taste […]
Psychotropic medications can cause birth defects — ScienceDaily —Ah, sweet memories of my psychiatrist insisting I should have babies while I emphatically told him I thought I was a stupid idea. I was on at least five meds. Two of them the classes spoken about here. The two researchers found that 42 percent of adverse […]
When medicine and doctors almost kill you… Because, yeah, I was on death’s door for a long, long time. It can still feel traumatic to really think about that time and continues to be trauma inducing. I do hope we can help others avoid such a fate.
Knowing/allowing traumatized parts of the psyche to be expressed is important. What people have trouble with is finding a graceful way (and a safe place) to do that. It’s a legitimate issue because there are few supportive environments to do the work needed. …
Originally posted on Everything Matters: Beyond Meds:
I’m reposting this because I’ve been going through another backbend stage and I thought of this post from a while back. I like to help people see how easy yoga can be. You can start with something as simple as this and see where it takes you. Being…