When it comes to our bodies, we tend to think of symptoms and illnesses that show up as bad. We may assign hierarchy to the many things that can happen in a physical body and think, “This is good,” or, “this is going on, but it’s not so bad,” and “Oh that is really bad.” During times of stress
The holidays are here. With all the action and parties, it’s hard NOT to get caught up in the spirit. Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s. There is a little something for everyone. Some people feel joyous and excited during this season and some feel grumpy and anxious. For some it’s so taxing that
Trauma, defined by Wikipedia, is 1) damage to the biological organism, 2) damage to the psyche, and 3) damage to the social life. The word trauma invokes images of people whose lives have been upset because of natural disasters, accidents, death, floods, and war. In this internet age, we have all at least seen the
Spring is the WOOD season in Chinese Medicine. Wood is the unfettered GREEN growth of life when energy RISES. Generally during this time we HAVE a lot of energy and feel the drive to get our projects going. When already going, we feel the pressure to solidify the fruits of our labor. But fruiting comes
I first heard the phrase “You have to feel it to heal it” in the world of alcohol recovery. Turns out alcoholics don’t like to feel because they have shut down their feelings. When they get sober, well, things that wake up can sometimes hurt.
I am the child of an alcoholic. Children of alcoholics have this