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Remembering our basic goodness

We are all flawed, but none of us is broken. We are inherently good and infinitely lovable, in spite of anything and everything in our past. Just as we are, we are good enough - not because we do or don't do, but simply because we are.

The feeling of being alive

Check in on Your Embodied Feeling of Being Alive... Ask yourself regularly, how alive do I feel? "We now know that trauma compromises the brain area that communicates the physical, embodied feeling of being alive," says Dr. Bessel van Der Kolk, in the New York Times science bestseller The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. In the current political mess, it almost feels counterintuitive to slow down, to drop into the body, to connect quietly to something as seemingly obvious as the sensation of our weight pressing into a chair or the breath going in and out. But we need to begin establishing a sense of basic trust that being alive means that not everything is de

Center with alternate nostril breaths

Settle and clear your mind, get focused and ease stress with alternate nostril breaths. Here's how... Sit comfortably with your spine straight (it still works if you stand, just be sure you feel the four corners of your feet on the floor so you are grounded). Bring the pointer and middle fingers of your right hand to the space between your eyebrows. Close your eyes (or take a soft gaze) and breathe deeply through your nose. Close your right nostril with your right thumb. Inhale slowly through your left nostril. Notice your belly rising as you breathe. Try not to rush. Instead, give yourself time to feel the vitality of your breath moving though your body. Close both nostrils, briefly pausing

Plug in to self-care

Care for yourself at least as well as you care for your cell phone or your car. Plug into a source that restores you every day. Fuel up with activities that energize your spirit. Take good care of you. You need to be recharged and refueled, too.

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