Friday, 28 December 2018

Strategies for counteracting the consumer crap of New Years... πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•Move like you love this body. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•One of the most impactful things we can do for our mental health is to move - but the spirit in which we move *matters*. It totally freakin matters.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

So emotional (hysteria)

We need more discourse on how sexism and fear of emotions at work intersect. I can be on point with my argument - totally intellectually turned on *and* cry - I’m fancy like that. But honestly - even if intellect goes off line for a bit - who the f cares...showing up as a human is hard and crying - for Women, men, genderqueer, fluid, intersex... it’s all part of being human. The number of people who share with me in session that they are scared to show their emotions outside the counselling room is pretty high. Seriously... crying is one of the ways that the body self regulates- it’s a release valve. 

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Open heart - strong backbone

The spine is more than a physical support of the body. It’s more than a metaphor of strength. It’s a collection of centres (the chakras) of knowledge which we can access to increase our health (and this is true for many ways that the spine is - recognizing that everyone’s spine is different and has has a journey on this earth!). When we are integrated and strong - rooted - grounded -
We can open up without fear. That’s freedom. This week at the Lab - chakra meditation! It’s our last one of 2018 folks... come sit in community! 

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Badass Bah Humbug

Did you know that pre and post Christmas is one of the busiest times for Counsellors? Obligations, family histories, more alcohol it’s a bit of a pile isn’t it? While for many this is a joyful time, for many, it’s a mess (or a mix!) I made it until mid December before something like a “i don’t want to”, rose up for me. For a brief moment I described myself using the words “bah humbug”... and then I decided that not only was badass more fun, it was also more true.  You might not want any part of it - that’s fine - you might pick the parts that work for you - and opt out of the other ones! Increase freedom - decrease obligation.  For me....I’m still gonna fully delve into National Lampoon.