The Trap of Wanting to Feel Good

“Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions.” ~ David Boorstein Now there’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel good; who wouldn’t rather feel happy than sad, loving rather than angry, peaceful rather than anxious and confident rather than afraid? The problem is that when you do…

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Bodymind Health Tip of the month: Ride the wave!

Practice identifying what you’re feeling emotionally and allow it to move 1. Ask yourself where this emotion “lives” in your body. You may only know at first that you are feeling an emotion by the clues your body gives you. You may feel a tightening in your throat, jaw, shoulders, chest or gut. You may…

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Spontaneous Healing

I want to recommend Dr Andrew Weil’s new book “Spontaneous Happiness”. I am listening to it on CD and find his perspective on health very enlightening and true. Today’s track was about the challenges our minds, bodies and emotions face by living on our modern culture. Our whole organism, including our psyche, was “built” for…

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Bodymind Health Tip of the Month

Dialogue with your body The next time you experience a physical symptom, whether it is a headache or an illness you have been struggling with for a long time, stop your automatic response to fight it. Do not stop yourself from seeking medical care if it is warranted, or form taking necessary medications! But when…

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Getting our bodies back: Practical tips for reconnecting body and mind

Mr. Duffy lived a short distance from his body ~James Joyce Way back in the early 1600s a philosopher and mathematician named Descarte decreed that the mind and the body are separate things and do not affect each other. His was the famous quote: “I think, therefore I am”. This idea greatly influenced the development…

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Bodymind Health Tip of the Month

Identify your “Personal Stress Response” and get yourself “Back To Cool”. At times of stress, no matter whether you are being attacked by a grizzly bear, cut off on the highway, or about to walk into a meeting with your boss, your nervous system reacts with a standard set of physical responses. At times of…

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What does healing mean anyway?

I think this poem by Mary Oliver speaks of what healing really is: Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell…

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Welcome to my first ever Blog entry!

As an “old dog”, the social media world is a “new trick” for me and I have much to learn! I would be grateful for your feedback and comments so I can make this a useful and worthwhile resource for you and your healing journey. My invitation is for you to join me in an…

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