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Creating a Good Life After a Child Dies.

Creating a good life after a child dies is not easy. In 2020, I lost my adult son. His death has been, without a doubt, the most devastating loss of my life. I wanted to beat the odds and create a good life after my child died. I was told about all the statistics that predict my life. Apparently, if...

Simple Sanity in Chaos

I have had to find simple sanity in chaos, This is because I have had so much change, adversity and chaos in these last years that if I were to take a stress inventory I would be off the Richter scale! Since Covid began (as if that hasn’t been stressful enough), I lost my son, I got married, my ex...

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Emotional Resilience

Tightening and relaxing the pelvic floor is great exercise. BUT if that is all you are doing you are missing a lot. Most importantly, you are missing the connection between your pelvic floor dysfunction and emotional resilience. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Emotional Resilience Just like our pelvic floor, humans have to be both flexible and strong. Yet, we are often...

Grief, Regret, Pain and the Velveteen Rabbit.

Today I had a great conversation with my friend and colleague Clare Maxwell. She is doing movement coaching on a fantastic BAM experiential theater exploring beliefs and emotions of Black life in America.  Our conversation was an inquiry into  how a white person could grieve black people being killed by police. It was a good conversation and it brought me to a real difficulty we all encounter in grief. It's...

Dealing with the Difficult Emotions of Loss and Grief – A Somatic Embodiment Approach

Some experiences in life are just awful and we are left with feelings of sadness, dismay, anger or complete overwhelm. No one wants to feel these feelings yet they are part of life. So, how do we experience them without becoming totally engulfed by them? You have to realize feelings are passing states: Biologically, chemistry creates feelings. Hormones and neurotransmitters,...

Embodiment for recovery from grief and loss.

Embodiment is key for recovery from grief and loss. Some experiences in life are just awful and we are left with feelings of sadness, dismay, anger or complete overwhelm. No one wants to feel these feelings yet they are part of life. So, how do we experience them without becoming totally engulfed by them? Recovery from grief and loss means...

Like the Cold And Sparse Beauty Of Winter, There is Also A Beauty In Grief And Loss.

So much has changed this year. I know many of you grieve the loss of physical closeness with friends, the simple luxury of sitting in a coffee shop or browsing through the supermarket. Like me, some of you have lost people incredibly dear to you. Others have lost livelihood. Collectively, we suddenly have come face to face with loss and...

Finding Space in the Midst of Grief

Approaching grief is anchoring me in the here and now with all its paradoxes. Currently, grief is like a rock in the pit of my stomach. It is dense, hard, and immovable as it sits heavily. My tears wear away at this rock. My tears, the flow of my own water -especially the salt water -will perhaps, over time, wear this...

What Embodiment Offers People with HSP

If you are often  overwhelmed with thoughts, sensations or emotions, or feel like life is rushing at you,  you might be a highly sensitive person (HSP). If that is the case,  developing your embodiment (also called interoception) can help you stay calm and relaxed no matter how high your sensitivity level. What is interoception? Interoception is a lesser-known sense that helps...