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.
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 s
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. Inha
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.