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…)
The Ketogenic Diet & Personal Power
One of my clients was sharing an experience she had at a wedding she went to. During the cocktail hour a friend of hers refused to eat the baby carrots and cucumbers set out as hors d’oeuvres and instead pulled a small baggy filled with meat slices out of her purse.
Why this “inconspicuous” baggy of meat do you ask?
No, she wasn’t faithfully supplementing a major iron deficiency.
She brought the bag of meat because she was pre-occupied with her body weight (reported by my client) and was following a ketogenic diet, diligently tracking her 20 net carbs or less. (more…)
Stay centered in the digital age with this…
Archetypal psychologist, James Hillman, wrote in his book, Interviews, that Western culture clings to and consequently suffers from its “Go ahead, Get Ahead, Do it” mentality. It’s a “manic defense,” he says, a way of skimming on the surface of things, never tending to the complicated and soulful ordeals of being human.
You’ll find it all over the place.
Robotic diets. Yanking the body through excessive activity. Workaholism.
There’s no place for soul to breathe. (more…)
A Little Talk on Psychoshamanism (video)
Psychoshamanism is a synthesis of depth psychological wisdom and shamanic wisdom that aims to heal and develop the WHOLE person. Nothing gets left out. My own initiation into this work began 9 years ago. I introduce the topic here as the framework is what’s supported my in going deep with my clients and getting to the heart of what ails us and how to heal, diet and eating challenges included. If you’ve curious to hear more, here’s a 23 minute video explaining more. (more…)
2018 Reflections & Pictures
Here we are again.
The year is coming to a close as we find ourselves in this final month of 2018.
I’ve made it a ritual the past several years to carve out time to sit and reflect on what’s happened the past year and share a few highlights with you from RFW headquarters.
So let’s get to it.
In no particular order, some highlights and reflections from the year… (more…)
Reflections at 35
Last month I celebrated my 35th birthday. (more…)
A Healthy Spirit & the Will to Keep Going
The late maestra curandera, Elena Avila, stressed the importance of cultivating a strong spirit…”the envelope of the soul,” she calls it.
Without a strong and resilient spirit we can feel stuck, powerless, and like victims in our lives.
These are often the times we may be unable to find a way forward or aren’t able to quite see a new opening or possibility yet. (more…)