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Why Grounding Matters

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Grounding is the feeling of being physically and energetically connected to Earth. Our bodies are both matter and energy, and even though gravity is always pulling us downward toward the earths surface, we may have lost or never developed a strong energetic connection. When we experience an intense trauma such as an accident, a natural … Read more

Tales We Tell Ourselves

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Our uniquely human ability to make sense of and create meaning from memories defines and shapes the identities we create throughout our lives. As we move through our life’s inevitable ups and downs, successes and failures, maturation and aging we continuously construct and reconstruct our identities. A coherent narrative is one that makes sense of … Read more

Making Peace With Your Unwelcome Emotions, Part III: Identifying Feelings and Needs

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In parts 1 and 2 we looked at the importance of grounding and bringing awareness to bodily sensations when unwelcome emotions arise. Often we don’t realize the influence even a fleeting incidental emotional state can have on our decisions. When scanning your body with a nonjudgmental observing presence you can perceive body events of emotions … Read more

Making Peace With Your Unwelcome Emotions, Part II: Acknowledging and Accepting

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In Part 1 we explored the wisdom of mindfully sensing into ones body to locate a connection with the Earths support when challenging emotions arise. I encouraged a daily practice and offered a few examples of grounding. What Are Emotions? Your life is enriched by emotions, they add fullness and depth to all you experience. … Read more

Making Peace With Your Unwelcome Emotions, Part I: Grounding

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Welcome to my blog! I’m beginning this journey with a topic that leads many to seek relief: persistent, challenging, or unwelcome emotions. We all experience them at some point, feelings such as irritation, overwhelm, jealousy, dread, anger, rage, shame, and humiliation. These difficult emotions are often signposts pointing to areas of our lives that need … Read more

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Anonymous

…I am very much able to recognize what I am experiencing before it overtakes my whole being. I also learned some very important characteristics about myself and, more importantly, how they were affecting my relationships. You are thoughtful and were able to challenge my thinking which helped me grow.

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Continued Transformation

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I think about what I have learned in your sessions all of the time. I have done very well incorporating orienting and grounding in everyday life and feel much more in control and calm…. Our sessions really meant a lot to me, and I continue to practice what I have learned. Thank you for having such a great impact on me!!

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