Exposing the often overlooked 4th trauma response and taking down our learned behaviors that satisfy the needs of others but abandon our own — We’ve all heard about fight, flight & freeze. These are trauma responses — the automatic responses from your body when you … [Read more...] about Fawning: The Missing Piece in Traumatic Healing
Mindfulness & Self-Improvement
How a pandemic, a public pool and an obsession with the British Royal family inspired one writer to claim her spot on the book shelves — The trick is getting to the pool early enough to claim the best lane. I want the one with the long wire running lengthwise above the … [Read more...] about Finding My Lane: Pandemics, Pools and the Royal Family
A meditation teacher and fellow occasionally anxious person shares Buddhist advice for calming the stressed-out mind — Pre-pandemic, I was at a dinner with friends. The music was pleasant, the food tasty, and the company divine. It’s rare this particular group gathers … [Read more...] about Taking Back Your Mind: A Practical Approach to Stress & Anxiety Relief
A surprising take on procrastination — how to use it, not be used by it — and clear up the mind-clutter in the process — Writing a second book should be much easier than writing your first, right? After all, you know what it takes so it should be a breeze. Oh, how I wish … [Read more...] about Rethinking Procrastination: Maybe It’s Not So Bad After All?
To reclaim our rightful autonomy and make sense of the world’s crises, injustices and destruction, we must understand the true drivers of human dysfunction — Centuries ago, we lost something very precious. It radically changed the course of our evolution, progressively … [Read more...] about The Split: Why We Lost Consciousness and Need to Wake Up
Ditching the over-commercialization of holiday madness in lieu of a practice for connecting to the sacredness of the solstice season — My mission (in creating The 13 Holy Nights Oracle Deck and companion book) is to take the over-commercialized winter holidays back from the … [Read more...] about 13 Holy Nights: Reclaiming the True Magic of the Solstice Season
Standing at a critical technological crossroads, we have become oblivious to our own demise in body, mind and spirit — Have you realized your unique creative potential? In living your precious life, how much have you evolved emotionally, spiritually or ecologically? Have … [Read more...] about Social Greedia: Has Our Evolution Been Derailed?
One woman’s primal and poetic reclaiming of her feminine self in all of its glorious connection to Mother Earth and her own animal nature — Last week, I reached for Mary Oliver’s poem Wild Geese — you know the line, “Let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” … [Read more...] about Animal Nature: An Invitation for Reclaiming, Untaming & Being
Once locked away in a prison cell for 25 years — one extraordinary man discovers how to heal his own pain through the service of others — Usually, people think that I’m a strong, happy person…but behind my smiles they just don’t know how much I’m in pain and almost … [Read more...] about Give Me Your Pain: One Man’s Quest to Bear the Pain of Others’ and Heal His Own
One woman’s search for emotional healing guides her outside her own doorstep into the embrace of Mother Nature — I’m a wife and a mom. I buy groceries, give hugs, cook meals, plan adventures, scrub floors, and wash dishes. I’m also a writer and I homeschool my teenagers, … [Read more...] about A Walk On The Wild Side: Nature as Therapy
Times of disruption can provide opportunities that serve us — allowing us to transform challenge into meaningful new choices — As we move more deeply into this time of global quarantine, many people are feeling out of control, frustrated, trapped and unsure about the … [Read more...] about Dancing with Life in a Time of Global Challenge
A soldier discovers his true mission and the power of nature as he heals deep psychic wounds inflicted by war — and the survivor’s guilt that followed — I never thought I would live this long. This past Veterans Day, I realized that was both a conscious and an … [Read more...] about At War…With Myself: A Soldier’s Story of Spiritual Survival