Anxiety, grief or overwhelm can leave us feeling vulnerable and unsteady. Yoga asana can be a safety net during challenging times.Read more
Fear and anxiety can hold us back from being present and finding our voice. Find out how nervous system activation can hold us back from showing up fully and clearly and what we can do to help calm our system down and really show up.Read more
Growing up, I used to love playing “Rock, paper, scissors”. It was a fair way to decide who got to go first, which option to go with, and essentially, who gets to run the show. Imagine if every single time you play that game, your opponent beats you. You throw a rock, and the paper covers you. Your scissors are smashed every time. And your paper is consistently cut to shreds.Read more
When you are healing from a chronic illness, chronic anxiety or pain, settling the nervous system is key to healing. When your nervous system is amped up and you are stuck in fight-or-flight for an extended period of time, your immune system takes a hit and doesn’t function optimally, you are more quickly triggered to anxiety and your fascial system is more reactive to protect around areas that had been injured. Simply put, the body cannot heal optimally until you learn to modulate your system.Read more
In the age of positive neuroplasticity and believing our thoughts create our reality, we are encouraged to keep our minds turning in the direction of gratitude, happy thoughts and a positive outlook. There is real science backing up how useful this skill is, and as a species, it helps strengthen the parts of our brain that help us be more calm and happy. Sounds good to me!Read more
In one of his fresh cadaver dissections, Gil Hedley made public a beautiful video showing the fluid nature of the heart. He offered another showing how the lungs inflate and deflate around this malleable heart. When I first saw these videos years ago, I began to weep. The tenderness of these strong, yet so supple organs, the supportive and receptive relationship they share was a reminder of the miracle of who we are and how we are built to be.Read more
My therapy practice is centered around the fascial and nervous systems. So most of my work is done calming the system down and encouraging the restrictions to release, creating more freedom and less pain.
Yin yoga is one of my absolute favorite modalities to use for people to achieve a calmer mind-body and to help keep or increase the gains we make in our sessions.Read more
We live in a world of stimulus, constantly doing and accomplishing, our television or radio on, our phones and computers always nearby. These things have become such a part of our lives that we can't possibly escape it, at least to some degree, if we wish to flow and function in today's society.Read more
We all have splinters in our lives--assaults that are impacting our bodies or tearing at our hearts. Injury, disease, heartbreak, loss, grief, anger and many other life events will inevitably come our way.
Often, we can change our response and find relief from physical or emotional pain through attentive focus and care…