Modern Yoga Mixing Old Ways With New Understandings

Modern Yoga Mixing Old Ways With New Understandings

My Yoga Does Not Look Like This! I remember when I was first trained as a yoga teacher 7 years ago being surprised by the fact that Yoga was originally developed for teenage boys training to be monks. Over time I really came to understand how important that fact is...
Navigating Holiday Communication Issues!

Navigating Holiday Communication Issues!

Why is it so difficult to communicate kindly and clearly with your loved ones? Holidays are great right?  Not always! Communication issues can be very draining during the Holidays. People are complicated and they draw different conclusions from the same event after...
It Starts With One Person

It Starts With One Person

What is Toning and How Can It Improve Your Health? Toning is nothing new.  Many ancient healers understood that sound has healing properties.  When retired corporate executive, 68-year-old Eric Knouse discovered it, he was experimenting on himself using the HeartMath...
Turning Knowing Into Doing!

Turning Knowing Into Doing!

Understanding and Changing Behaviors are not the Same What works when you are trying to change your autonomic nervous system’s reaction to events and situations?  As I pointed out in part 1 of this series, (see earlier blog post here) there is a reason your...
What is Neuroception and How Can it Help with Healing?

What is Neuroception and How Can it Help with Healing?

Finding New Ways to Heal through Understanding our Biology! “A symptom will persist until it is understood, not pathologized”. These words struck me as incredibly wise as I was attending the Polyvagal Institute’s Many Voices of Polyvagal Theory Virtual...
One Day Feeling Great the Next Day Feeling Lousy!

One Day Feeling Great the Next Day Feeling Lousy!

Looks Can Be Deceiving When You Have Hashimoto’s On Monday last week, I was looking and feeling great as I had new professional photos taken of me.  By Tuesday morning, I felt sick as a dog.  This, unfortunately, is quite typical for people with chronic health...
Halloween and Why It Scares Me!

Halloween and Why It Scares Me!

Halloween Scares Me a Bit because it Starts the Sugar Craving Season! Confession Time: When I was a child, I loved sugar.  My favorites included TastyKake Butterscotch Crimpets and at Halloween, Kit Kats.  My memories of Halloween include counting the stash of candy...
Can We Make Safe and Social Part of the New Normal??

Can We Make Safe and Social Part of the New Normal??

What Does Normalcy Feel to You? Stop reading for a moment and close your eyes and sense this in your body. For me, it feels energetic and relaxed at the same time.  This weekend I got a taste of normalcy having one of my children, Daniel, and his significant other,...
World Mental Health Day Renamed

World Mental Health Day Renamed

Why Bottom-Up not Top-Down May Work for Mental Health! Today is World Mental Health Day. Perhaps we should rename this as “The Role of the Nervous System World Mental Health Day.” Here is what I have learned through my own mental health healing journey. When I was in...
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