Nutrition meets soul (does this speak to you?)
For women, learning how to care for the body is not just practical work.
It’s soul work.
Our challenges with eating, weight, and health are also realms of the soul.
If there were no deeper dimensions to health, eating, and weight, don’t you think all the practical strategies out there would have solved the chronic GI symptoms, the chronic dieting, the painful eating habits, and the ongoing pursuit for the ideal diet? (more…)
Eight “c-words” we need
In Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, we draw on the healing energy of 8 “C-words” that often organically “come alive” when a person is connected to their heart and inner wisdom. Those words are: Confidence, Clarity, Compassion, Creativity, Calm, Connectivity, Curiosity, and Courage.
To give you an idea of these words in action, consider: (more…)
Mono-diets & eating psychology
My mom had once told me that when she was a girl and my grandfather Ernesto was sick, he would eat a diet of only fresh fruit, an easily digestible and high-energy food, for a few days so his body could focus on healing.
Many years later, when I was in New Mexico studying with Rita Navarette, a traditional Mexican curandera (healer) she suggested that it can be healing to have a mono-diet of fresh melon one day per week to rest the digestive organs.
I smiled and immediately thought my grandfather. (more…)
One major (and disorienting) teacher in my life…
A couple years ago I started sharing a personal story in a shadow psychology workshop I’d been teaching because of it’s relevance to the class content…
The story starts something like this:
In 2012, just starting a yoga teacher training, an old injury near my right shoulder blade started flaring up out of nowhere. No matter how focused I was on proper alignment, the pain wouldn’t subside so I hired a yoga therapist to help me. (more…)