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The Wounded Warrior

Written by Dr. Crosbie Watler. A true story by an inspired man. The wee hours.  Wide awake with no distractions.  No escape in restful slumber.  Free and clear space.  I can feel the energy in my body.  It’s stuck and I’ve been carrying it all day, maybe longer.  I sense some of it is not … Read more

Living in Complexity: Navigating Chaos & Order

Given these times, navigating chaos is now more important than ever… Like the rest of the natural world, embodied BEing as opposed to disembodied DOing requires a delicate balance of chaos and order.  When BEing authentic, we lack self-consciousness (the insecurity that fuels incongruent displays), enabling inspired doing to flow from abundance.  We know we are in this abundant BEing state when the reward overshadows the effort.  Many refer to … Read more

The Healing Combination: The Significant Thing & Optimistic Re-orientation

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude” (Maya Angelou).  When we operate with a higher sense of coherence we are feeling into our agency (confidence in who we are and what we have), making us more able to optimistically re-orient ourselves, so we can navigate challenges from … Read more

Turning to the Trees…

By S.Dames and K.Hunter They came upon the Cedar tree. It showed them the breadth of their centre and the strength and limitations of their shallow root systems.  While their resources span widely on the surface, when the drought and winds come, they feel fragile, wondering if they’re enough, if they have what it takes … Read more

Suffering to Bliss: Transforming Trauma to Grit

I’m on this path. I’ve experienced this bliss. I know it’s possible… When adversities from the past are emotionally unresolved, they remain with us, emerging as what we now call ‘trauma.’ When we heal these wounds, we remove the emotional charge from the associated people and events.  Without the emotional charge, the experience is simply a learning … Read more

A CALL FOR ACTION: TRANSFORMING MENTAL HEALTH CARE

This mental health crisis is real and the stakes are higher than ever. By the age of 40, half of us resonate with a mental health diagnosis. Only 20% of those suffering from mental distress see any meaningful improvement with traditional biomedical treatment methods. 80% continue to suffer. It’s time to heed the evidence and … Read more

Strengthening our Somatic Intelligence

Somatic intelligence refers to our degree of awareness and ability to interpret and respond to the sensations of the body (De Silva, 2017).  There are over 100 different bodily sensations, which are categorized as emotions, cognitive processes, or somatic and homeostatic states (Nummenmaa, Hari, Hietanen, & Glerean, 2018).  A core factor that differentiates humans from … Read more

Talk to the Body

Somatic intelligence refers to our degree of awareness and ability to interpret and respond to the sensations of the body (De Silva, 2017).  When the spirit and body are securely attached,  we Somatic intelligence refers to our degree of awareness and ability to interpret and respond to the sensations of the body (De Silva, 2017).  … Read more

Navigating Global threats

Like trees, our roots intertwine amid a forest of others, enabling an opportunity to collectively resource, taking what we need in times of need and giving what we can in times of plenty. This pandemic represents an opportunity for humans around the world to come together to navigate a common challenge, mitigating this global threat … Read more

Mental Illness or Spiritual Distress?

Perhaps it’s time we reclaim our spirituality The body is a vessel of the spirit BEing, providing a spiritual container to actualize and connect, contributing to a grand and greater whole. When tuned in, the spirit is indomitable and abundant, fully aware of and aligned with a power greater than the vessel for which it … Read more