The Holistic perspective on Health: revolutionary idea or ancient philosophy? We are in a very exciting time in the evolution of Western medicine. Since its birth in the Renaissance era, the field of modern science has taught us about our world and in many ways given us the lives we know today. Medical science and…Read More
The Bodymind Principle™: Understanding how the body-mind connection really works so you can use it to break through stubborn health and emotional challenges, and enhance your ability to heal your life. A series of articles over the next 6 months. The notion that you can enhance your physical health and healing by addressing your mental…Read More
Have you ever noticed that you can tell a lot about a person’s mood, attitude, and even personality just by observing their body? Let’s talk first about mood and the body. A depressed person can look like their overall energy, or life force is literally “de-pressed”; pressed down. They may have a sunken or collapsed…Read More
Bodymind Health Tip of the Month: Notice the subtle ways your body “postures” your moods and experiences throughout your day.
When you feel sad or inadequate; do you collapse, loose energy and get still? When you are irritated or angry, do raise your shoulders, clench your jaw and hold in the pressure of your emotion? When you feel threatened or intimidated do you: collapse and get smaller than everyone else? Do you freeze and go…Read More
Don’t just “put your mind to it”; Put your whole body into it! How “embodying” your visions can help them come true.
It’s a New Year and many of you have made a New Year’s Resolution or two. Or perhaps you have spent some time thinking about your vision for your life in the coming year. Visioning is a practice I do every January and highly recommend. I find it helps me feel grounded and focused on…Read More
I recommend this practice beginning with the moment you establish a vision, or set a goal: Feel the possibility with your body. If what you really want is to lose 20 pounds, take a moment to “embody” that possibility. Beyond just imagining yourself 20 pounds thinner, close your eyes and feel what it will feel…Read More
“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…Read More
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…Read More
Stop fighting with your self! Learn to make and keep your New Year’s Resolutions with a gentle Body-Mind approach.
Ok, here we are again. It’s New Years day and if you are like me you may be making a New Year’s Resolution or two. You may be feeling a strong sense of commitment, resolve, and excitement about the possibility of achieving your goal; perhaps it’s to loose weight, get fit, establish a daily practice…Read More
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…Read More