Whew. Does anyone else feel like their life as they knew it is being deconstructed?!? At least we're in this together. We are certainly not alone. Well I mean, I hope we are relatively and safely, physically alone. But, not alone in experiencing this 😉 Metamorphosis is, in itself, a destructive process. This is a favourite quote of mine and I can't figure out who said it. Since things are breaking down anyway, maybe this is our chance to take stock of what works and what doe
Happy Valentine's Day!!! Maybe today (and ideally more than just that) can be a day that we show ourselves love and kindness. When we are in pain or our bodies and minds are not doing the things we want them to, it is so common for us to speak and think pretty mean things about them. Does this help? Or does it worsen our discomfort?
Dr. Kristin Neff has done a lot of research on self compassion (check out her research here: https://self-compassion.org/). When compared with s
For viewing pleasure, turn the sound off. I was surrounded by kids (including my own) at the aquarium! Aren't they just mesmerizing!?! I could sit and watch the ebb and flow of their movement for hours.
For me, they represent how there needs to be rest as much as there needs to be effort. Jellyfish balance this so well.
They are a really cool model of how our diaphragm and our pelvic floor move with our breath. Try this:
INHALE and watch the jellyfish expand as our ribs w
E B B + F L O W
There is an ebb and flow, but the sea remains the sea - Vincent Van Gogh This is one of the inspirations behind calling our practice Ebb + Flow; to remind ourselves and the people we visit with everyday, that we are the steady sea. We are not the ebb and flow. We are the sea.
We are not our problems, our joys, or our circumstances. We are much deeper than that. We are the soul beneath, experiencing these things. We are not our pain. We are not only our body or