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How to Begin Caring for Trauma

How to Begin Caring for Trauma

How do you help someone who's in the middle of trauma?  This is a complicated question with a simple beginning. When you're in a caregiver role, remember to care for yourself.   Everything you can do for someone else will come from what you're doing also for you.   And a second simple answer is, there's a good chance you already know the answer. Or at least, you know how to be there for your friend. It might be mostly by listening. It might be very little by solving anything. Of course you have an approach for trauma that exists in the healing…
Energy, Alignment, and Going Your Own Way

Energy, Alignment, and Going Your Own Way

Always move in agreement with yourself. Conflict and aggression inside creates conflict and aggression outside. Peace creates peace.   When there is no more place for internal bullies, there is no more place for external bullies.   The topic of alignment is an interesting one. In East Asian movement and healing systems, connection to your nature is central. So you learn to move your whole self with ease, grace, and coordination. Energy is unblocked, moving freely. Every part of you works happily and efficiently with every other part. Learning to move naturally is how you form a positive connection first…
Getting Out of the Breakdown Lane

Getting Out of the Breakdown Lane

It's not your goals that are so hard. It's how you're moving right now that's hard. We don't get to say "Just give me my perfect life for a day so I can practice it, and Then I'll be able to really get it!"   We get where we want to go by being good at where we are. This means something interesting for your yoga, your tai chi, your life practices. It's not poses you should be practicing, it's movement.   So line up your goals, this is good. It could be in your relationships or your work, your health…
Presenting Little Baby Daisy Teaching All the Lessons Already.

Presenting Little Baby Daisy Teaching All the Lessons Already.

Hi Friends, I hope you all are well. I've written this particular note to you in my mind several times, and scrapped each draft in quest for a more useful, honest, and non judgmental message. I was certain (5 weeks ago) the topics I'm about to dive into could be covered in a simple "5 Lessons Learned" neatly-tied-up-type note. However, OMG I underestimated the profound nature and complexity of the iceberg I will humbly attempt to explore. Also, I'm sitting here with the most awesome baby Daisy passed out, milk drunk on my lap. I recognize how incredibly blessed, lucky,…
Should I Stay or Should I Go

Should I Stay or Should I Go

Sometimes when things get rough, it's time to leave. Right now. And sometimes, it's time to change what's outside by changing what's inside. It's an important choice to make. And my guess is you usually know what to do. You just need to get comfortable with what you know. This doesn't make it easy. And there can be lots of noise around what we know. There's noise that comes from outside, from people we know, and ideas we hear. There's noise that comes from inside, from layers of our psychology that can stand between our intuition, and a repeating loop…
When Something Hurts, Pay Attention: Knee and Whole Body Care

When Something Hurts, Pay Attention: Knee and Whole Body Care

When your knees hurt, pay attention. When anything hurts, pay attention. Sometimes self care means backing off and taking it easy. It's knowing when to forget about the goals, for just a moment. And sometimes self care is driving to achieve with everything we've got. Because finding our dreams is why we rest.   Finding our dreams is why we rest.   When you find something that hurts, you have a big chance here. As a start, it's a chance to learn how to move in your life in a way that doesn't hurt you. It's a chance to learn…
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