Trauma and your body

Trauma that is held in the body over time freezes…the healing process requires defrosting…it can be painful…physically and emotionally. (it’s also well worth the trouble!) … [click on title for the rest of the post]

‎”When you put the psyche in motion it heals itself.” (embodiment)

Moving in many different ways has become and will remain a foundational aspect of becoming well for me. I do yoga, I walk, I dance, I garden and I mindfully am present with the movements of my body when I do just about everything. Even when I do the dishes or any other household chores. Becoming conscious of our incredibly lovely animal bodies can be a deep and profound joy. The wonderful thing about this is doing something like mowing the lawn ceases to be a chore. It becomes time to be with your lovely body. … [click on title for the rest of the post

No matter how much we might neglect or mistreat it, our body calls us back

No matter how much we might neglect or mistreat it, our body calls us back — through its aches and pains and imbalances — to take real care of it, to integrate it with the rest of our being, to honor and love it, and to recognize it not as something that we are “in” but rather as an inherently sacred expression of who and what we truly are. … [click on title for the rest of the post]