Tag Archives: Stress

My SE Experience: Part 3

As my personal work and my work with clients in Somatic Experiencing continues, the significant and dramatic changes also continue to amaze me (also see Part 1 and Part 2). This work includes not only addressing things we might commonly refer to … Continue reading

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Simple SE You Can Use Right Away

Think of a time when you experienced joy in relationship with another, or a time when you made a significant accomplishment or achievement. As you remember that time, perhaps complete with an image of the moment when you felt the … Continue reading

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The Rhythm of Life

I recently heard this theory of self care (boring word therapists use to describe the relationship to the self) that made a lot of sense to me and expanded my understanding of its importance. It goes something like this: We … Continue reading

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Meditation Challenge Update 6/10/13

So we’re approaching the 6 month mark and I thought I’d check in to see how everyone is doing and to report my experience so far. I am meditating approximately 6 days per week, at least 30 minutes. Occasionally I … Continue reading

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What I Learned from My Week Doing Nothing

I took last week off from work. It was an experiment of sorts. No plans. No lists. A “stay-cation”. I stayed home and did virtually nothing – reading, tv, a little housework, some random mending tasks as the urge struck, … Continue reading

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2013 Challenge – Add Silence Practice this Year and Change Your Life

I’ve issued an invitation to everyone on the meditation reminder list, and am repeating it in this post. I plan to commit to daily silence every day in 2013. Please see this page for further details on how you can … Continue reading

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Why is Gluten Intolerance Growing?

Here’s a quick article I picked up from the Eating Rules Facebook feed today, positing explanations for the rise in gluten intolerance, which make a lot of sense. I often feel like the science around gluten tolerance is SO not … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Benefits of Meditation

When people first become interested in mindfulness practice or meditation, it’s usually for stress relief or relaxation. The problem with this is that after the immediate reason for practice is alleviated, the motivation to practice wanes, until the next bout … Continue reading

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The Quest for Perfect Health (Control)

Having spent a great deal of my life trying to cope with everything from allergies, to headaches, stomachaches, gluten intolerance, and now Hashimoto’s, I’ve read and searched a great deal about health – pretty much ever since there’s been an … Continue reading

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Good Reasons to Take Relaxation Seriously

I recently ran across this excellent description of what happens with your autonomic nervous system and how it affects your body and brain under chronic stress from the Wisebrain website. The website is a nonprofit effort of Rick Hanson and … Continue reading

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