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Anxiety Relief, Body-Informed Wisdom, Mindfulness and Wellness

June 17, 2021

Moving Through Anxiety

Have you ever felt like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? If you would have checked your posture at that time, you might have noticed slumped shoulders, tension, and a collapsed chest. The mind-body connection is very much real, and your emotional difficulties are manifested physically. William James, a psychologist and philosopher […]

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Change, DBT, Mindfulness and Wellness

June 2, 2021

“Is This True?” And Other Thoughtwork

Our thoughts have a big impact on the way we feel. Some of these thoughts aren’t even true, but are a result of the stories and beliefs we have about ourselves and the world around us. Without the proper tools, sometimes these thoughts are allowed to run like a tape in the background. This can […]

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Art Therapy, Creativity and Innovation, Depression Relief

May 19, 2021

Music, Mindfulness, Melancholy, and You

Do you want to be a musician? Are you envious of the lucky impervious few who find themselves seated behind a choice instrument and express themselves beauty? Do you find your mind plagued by crippling self-doubt in the face of attempting to learn? Do you struggle to muster hope in a future where you develop […]

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Change, Depression Relief, Mindfulness and Wellness

May 11, 2021

Numbing Emotions? Here’s What To Do Instead

Are you numbing your emotions instead of feeling them? Do you take the time to sit with yourself in stillness and tune in to your inner awareness? The biggest block to hearing your “wise mind”, or inner wisdom, is the fear that you will feel something uncomfortable. Instead of fixing whatever is off-balance and causing […]

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Art Therapy, Depression Relief

April 16, 2021

Is Art Therapy Right For Me? (From Someone Who’s Tried It!)

“And when there is something so mindful and free about committing your emotions and imagination to imagery, how could I not continue?” My first experience with art therapy happened when I was eighteen years old. I have always had a desire to express myself through art, but my method of choice had been writing and […]

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Change, Integration, Retreats and Coaching

September 17, 2014

Balance is Not an Achieved State…

It is ever shifting. I grew-up in the mountains of Idaho, so I am going to give a snowboarding analogy; however, this can be easily translated to surfing or longboarding which are staples in this paradisal climate. While snowboarding, I didn’t find one position atop the board and stay there. With every variation in the […]

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September 10, 2014

Pause & Reflect

Some of you may know that I was in the hospital in late May due to complications with Shingles. I thought it was a pesky bug bite, but when it started to spread down my face, scalp and eye I knew something was wrong. I went to the ER hoping they could help relieve the […]

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