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Feeling into our Roots

Many of us can relate to the struggle to attend to emotions when immersed in a high stimulus and service oriented work environments (parenting young children included!). We rarely feel safe enough to express emotions to others and often lack time away from the…

Reconciliation, stepping out of the box

As a third generation settler, I’ve struggled to connect to truth and reconciliation efforts. While I support the cause, it has never felt applicable to my personal day to day life, until recently… As I’ve started to awaken to who I am, separate from…

Finding our People

Community and Polyvagal Theory We all need people. Let’s be each others’ people… Polyvagal Theory (Porges, 2011) interweaves with Maslow’s Theory of Unmet Needs (1943) and Attachment Theory (Bowlby, 2012), impacting what and how we perceive stimuli, our ability to emotionally regulate, to be…

Mind your Head

Partnering with our Neurology Thriving brains navigate challenges before they become stressors. They self-regulate and they make conscious choices that promote wellness.  In reality, we frequently carry unhealed past adversities and live and work in over stimulating and often energetically toxic environments, all of…

Viewing Human Needs and Stress through a Different Lens

Working with Chakras Chakras are portals to the human energy field. In the west, the consideration that chakras impact mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health is relatively new, lacking familiarity and research. However, a few studies show a significant connection between one’s spiritual connection,…

Remembering how to play

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it…

Learning to Center

Referring back to the cup illustration (previous blog), imagine each area of self due to heal/remember wholeness is a cup. With each nurturing practice, we add another drop of water to the cup. Eventually, the cup’s surface tension grows to a point that it…

Optimism leads to a longer, healthier life…

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude” (Maya Angelou). Optimism is a significant component of sense of coherence as it relates to a general sense that all things will work out and a reasonably expectation that…

Cultivating Choice: Drop by Drop until the Cup Overflows

Aligning with trauma informed practice principles, choice is a luxury for many. When we come to a challenge with confidence, enthusiasm, and optimism (high sense of coherence),  we have a greater ability to view stimuli objectively and are more likely act in ways that…

Perfectionism: The Pressure to Perform

A recent meta-analysis of over 40,000 college students from North America and the United Kingdom found that perfectionism, whether self/socially/or other prescribed is on the rise, especially among our younger generations (Curran & Hill, 2019). Societal pressures are further compounded by professions with idealized…

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