Pushing Edges

What does healing feel like? I think we have this expectation that on our healing journey everything is supposed to be easy and feel great. Don’t get me wrong, I think most of us understand that healing is process, but we will often complain about how much pain we are in during the healing process. Like, once we decide to get better, aren’t we supposed to just start feeling better right away? It starts with…

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Healing Blocks

Inevitably, at some point in our healing journey we will come across something that will make us want to turn around. Like a huge boulder in the path, it feels impossible to move.  This is what we refer to as a block. In Chinese Medicine, we call it stagnation. It can feel so huge that it can feel impossible to work through. This is the point where we like to settle, give up and turn…

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Juicy Path

Every so often I will ask myself, how did I get here? I do this to figure out if I’m in the right place in my life, especially if I’ve been feeling kind of, well… blah. Blah to me is a feeling that means my juices are not being stimulated. The juicy creative force deep inside that fuels us. And no matter what you’re doing, as long as those juices are flowing, you have endless…

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Remembering You

I often forget. And then sometimes I remember. At every point in our life, we always have exactly the tools we need. We just don’t always know it. We don’t always remember. It reminds me of an old game I used to play as a child called Mindshadow. This was back in the 80’s and I played it on my father’s old Commodore 64. It was the only game I ever played as a child…

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Flexibility and Health

Flexibility is one of my favorite topics to talk about. I push myself constantly to be flexible not only physically but also in every other area of my life. In my previous research life, I studied how behavioral inflexibility is correlated to many psychological disorders. Behavioral inflexibility means your brain, and behavior gets stuck on something you’ve already learned and cannot learn something new that negates this previous thing. Animals and humans that can adapt…

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