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Writing as a harbinger of wellness
From a young age, writing has bridged my relationship between myself and the world around me. I cannot remember exactly when I decided to become a journalist. I would say it was in my teens when the fire of puberty erupted within and spurred my wish for change, for impact, for influence as part of my entangled expression in and with the planet. Writing was a harbinger of wellness in that it funnelled somewhat confused meanderings onto a page…
Fear or Excitement?
This has been a year of upheaval, change and uncertainty. There certainly is reason to be afraid and worried about what the future will hold. At the same time, I think it is worth asking ourselves, are we truly afraid or excited? Physiologically speaking, the body doesn’t experience a difference between fear and excitement.
Free the Flow
When I reflect upon the concept of climate change, I often feel fear. How is flow related to something so large and so hard to lean into and face? Climate change isn’t a subtle share. […]
Evidence of the power of story in healthcare
I have never met Natoma Canfield, but I am unlikely to forget her story. Natoma is a woman with cancer who had dutifully paid her health insurance premiums over the years she was healthy but […]
Listen for what’s not said
Working with high risk populations that have survived intergenerational trauma taught me to answer the question behind the question, understand the intention behind the mal-adaptive behavior, and give voice to the inner hurt, years of pain and suffering that lead to delinquent charge.
5 Top Tips to Create Safety and Resilience in the Body
My heart pounded, sweat dripped into my already sticky palms, my face felt on fire. I watched as the door opened and the huge man approached. Now feeling faint, I could feel the blood drain from my face, my body was paralyzed, frozen in my chair. He towered over me, sat down and asked me my name. My voice let out a little squeak, I couldn’t even say my name! Not a good start to the job interview!