Why is self-care so hard, and so important?

(Click on the beating heart to see this weeks video) Why you need to lower the self-care bar and check in with your body before making commitments. Most of us know the basics of self-care, but we struggle to practice them. Why is that? There is a huge emotional payoff for focusing on other-care. Imagine … Read more

Symptoms of compassion fatigue and how Cranial Nerve Sequencing can help

The symptoms of compassion fatigue seem normal to me. We run from the pain, numb out, or strike out in anger when people we care for are suffering – if we don’t have a solution that is accessible to us in our distress. Cranial Nerve Sequencing can help.

Vagus nerve exercises for deep breathing: Cranial nerve 10

click on the image to view this week’s video Focusing too much on your breathing can backfire; try two easy vagus nerve exercises instead. Do you or your clients struggle with shallow breathing, anxiety, and air hunger? You know that your breathing is tight and shallow because it feels horrible, but when you focus on … Read more

The simple joys of listening: Cranial Nerve 8

Attending to quality of sound can boost your communication skills, help you stay with yourself, and understand others more easily. Welcome to 2022! We will be continuing on our journey through the 12 cranial nerves, with one final post about the 8th cranial nerve. Over the break, I discovered a wonderful book that provides important … Read more

The secret to improving your online listening skills

ARE YOU MISSING OUT ON THE PLEASURES OF SOUND & VIBRATION? Who wouldn’t want to be a calm, attentive listener? Yet most of us humans struggle to really hear each other. We get easily distracted by our own thoughts or devices. I’m sure you also notice people in daily life straining to hear each other, … Read more

Access emotional awareness through your sense of smell

“… I carried to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had let soften a bit of madeleine. But at the very instant when the mouthful of tea mixed with cake crumbs touched my palate, I quivered, attentive to the extraordinary thing that was happening inside me.” – Marcel Proust Have you … Read more

DEAR BODY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME, LOVE, YOUR CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

I’m feeling humbled today. I was going to write an article about my dermatome mapping process for publication in the American Society for the Alexander Technique Journal. I’m going to miss my deadline. It’s too important to rush. Though I know the practice really works, that people gain ease and more coordination, I don’t know … Read more