What Feels Scary to Me, May Not Feel Scary to You

What Feels Scary to Me, May Not Feel Scary to You

This article has been making the rounds. It articulates fairly simply and clearly the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and its responses to threats that can lead to depression. A friend asked me my thoughts on the article and my response turned into a blog post which...
Thoughts on Growing Up Kind™

Thoughts on Growing Up Kind™

At the end of a recent session, a client said to me, “I feel older.” I knew exactly what they were talking about. During our sessions together, this client got in touch with memories and sensations from the time when they were about age 8. Before my own...
Freaking Out When Others are Calm

Freaking Out When Others are Calm

Ever wonder why one person stays calm in a particular circumstance while another completely freaks out? Our nervous systems are unique, just like each human is unique. Some nervous systems are more regulated than others, some are highly sensitive, and others are...
Will My Baby be Safe at College?

Will My Baby be Safe at College?

  We recently helped our son move in for his first year in college. He was accepted to his first choice college which happens to be across the country from our home. The lead up to the drop off was a mix of many emotions, thoughts, and concerns. He’ll be so...
Just One Tiny Bit of Goodness

Just One Tiny Bit of Goodness

What if it doesn’t take an hour or more in nature or a full-on yoga session to feel better? What if a few seconds or 5 minutes of something you love is enough? Just one little bit of goodness can make you feel better. Multiple times of day of tiny bits of...
That time my animal instinct almost took over…

That time my animal instinct almost took over…

“Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.” ~Albert Smith The other evening, someone ran a stop sign as I was crossing into an intersection (I had the right of way) and I almost crashed into his car. We were in a...