Coming to our senses without getting overwhelmed

Dear Friends, Does this ever happen to you: You sit down to meditate. Within 30 seconds you receive messages of distress and discomfort from your body-brain. Something else is needed, and this isn’t it… What can you do when the practices you rely on don’t produce the calming effect you so desperately need? I’ll answer … Read more

Small Acts of Kindness Matter

When the world is on fire, it’s hard to believe that one act of kindness matters.

Especially kindness towards yourself.

In fact, studies show that we grossly underestimate the positive effects of small acts of kindness, stopping us from doing what our heart asks us to do. Negativity bias really throws us for a loop.

Transform social anxiety with embodiment coaching

This video explores the correlation between ease of movement and fluidity of attention. Both fixed and fluid attention are fundamental awareness skills necessary for cultivating states of flow and joy. If you suffer from social anxiety, these embodiment skills can really help.

6 ways to break isolation for solo-preneurs

Isolation can be double deadly for small business owners, who make up a shocking 99.9% of the economy here in the USA. Furthermore, 8 out of 10 small businesses have only one employee. You. Here’s how you can break the isolation without breaking the bank.

Witnessing pain before taking action

Alexander Technique wisdom for your nervous system Do you feel conflicted about what to say or do in the presence of suffering? It’s impossible to know what will or won’t exacerbate the pain. This is true when witnessing other people’s struggles, but also in witnessing our own. Witnessing what’s going on without judgement takes emotional … Read more

Embodiment Starts with acceptance

How acceptance leads to resilience I’m not well today. I’m not one to say “look on the bright side” without being sarcastic. However, I’m noticing this latest bout of COVID has given me a chance to express one of my core values: embodiment starts with self-acceptance. Relying on friends and loved ones for help, rescheduling … Read more

How to stretch your neck more effectively

Using rotational movement to stretch neck muscles: lessons learned from Cranial Nerve 11 When I see the crazy neck stretches out there in video land, I cringe. There should never be any forcing or strain when it comes to the delicate structures inside your neck and throat. That’s why I made this video. This is … Read more

A quiet evening with your vagus nerve

Your body needs time to receive There is a crazy emphasis on giving, giving, giving, here in the USA during the holidays. The sheer volume of it can be so overwhelming that your body starts to shut down. You need ample time and space to physically receive what is given, to savor it, digest it, … Read more

Letting other people be uncomfortable is the bomb

Do you ever feel exhausted after social events? The very word “social” implies fitting in with others, not sticking out, setting others at ease. Unfortunately, that’s often impossible if you are exploring better boundaries and being true to yourself. What if you dress differently? What if your physical appearance is really different from a group … Read more

Knowing your limits is key to resilience

Foundational embodiment supports better boundaries so you can make the most out of catastrophe Have you ever been the recipient of personal catastrophic news? I’m not talking about the collective disasters we all face. I mean personal loss of something or someone that you have a direct, physical relationship with. How do we navigate our … Read more