Is It Compassion Fatigue or Something Else?

Is It Compassion Fatigue or Something Else?

Compassion and Empathy are Not the Same! In fact, empathy can cause more suffering in the person who is trying to help, whereas compassion can uplift both the caregiver and the care receiver. So, if the science is correct, then there is no such thing as “compassion...
#MakeKindnessTheNorm

#MakeKindnessTheNorm

Did you know that it is Random Acts of Kindness Week? Kindness is a way we can all get into a heart/brain coherent state more easily. HeartMath defines physiological coherence as a state when your cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, and nervous systems within your...
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...
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...
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