Monthly Archives: November 2013

Giving Thanks

November 29, 2013 Thanksgiving Day is my favorite holiday. Period. Many events, large and small across the years have conspired to try and sour this day for me, but no luck. I still love Thanksgiving Day. I give thanks for  being with family and friends who are like family. I give thanks for a circle of ... Read More
 

Gratitude Neurobiology

I will be writing tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, about what I am thankful for in my life, but I was greatly impressed by this blog post by Ocean Robbins on the neurobiology of gratitude – it is impressive! So take a few minutes and read it all. And, enjoy! “Our world is pretty messed up. With ... Read More
 

Letting Go of the Trauma Drama and Embracing Joy

My mom is here for Thanksgiving and my birthday – woohoo! Plus my nephew Charlie is here as well, interviewing for medical school. My son is on his way home tomorrow, and Carlos and I are so grateful to have such a wonderful group here for the weekend. There is nothing quite like having my ... Read More
 

Dawn is Breaking

November 13, 2104 Dawn is breaking, Horizon slowly turning from dark blue to periwinkle at the edges, I am awakened by potent dreamtime images now forgotten Leaving me with an uncomfortable feeling in my body, But familiar in a strange way. Whispering “Change is on your horizon” “Are you ready?” I am reminded as I ... Read More
 

Courage in Action

November 12, 2013 Having just returned from Trauma Recovery to Ecstasy, I feel the need to speak to the process that occurred across the last week as the participants dived into their healing process and emerged with shining faces and hearts. This work of healing the nervous system is not easy. It requires deep courage ... Read More
 

When Those We Love Are in Need

November 6, 2013 Last week I worked with a client who has just been through a hard time with a close friend. Her friend had breast cancer and as the process unfolded it became clear she needed a full mastectomy. My client has such a warm, caring heart that in the past she has been ... Read More