Love Leaves Tracks!

Sand of my heart Yesterday at the beach, I saw imprinted in the sand many different bird tracks. Just by looking at the unique shape of each track, I could tell what species of bird left them behind. This visual stimulated some thoughts about how things other than birds can leave tracks in the “sand” [Read more…]

Healthy SELF LOVE decreases Anxiety!

LOVE YOURSELF Last podcast we talked about feeling gratitude for our humanness.  Being grateful that we are not perfect, but messy and beautiful all at once. Today’s podcast ups the ante! We suggest taking a BIG step forward from just plain gratitude into Self Love. Today we talk about loving ourselves! Self-love is not Selfishness [Read more…]

Grateful to be Human?

GRATITUDE FOR OUR HUMANNESS Are you grateful to be a human being? That may sound like an odd question since it seems to be our only option. But what I am really referring to is gratitude for our human messiness and imperfections. Some of us would perhaps prefer to be a perfect, limitless, robot.  Someone [Read more…]

Contentment at Christmas?

Christmas is a time for happiness and joy, or is it? It should be but sometimes we are not joyful, we are not even content with our lives, much less this holiday season. Contentment vs. mindfulness There is much talks bout mindfulness but very little about contentment. Are we a contented culture? I would say [Read more…]

Art & Poetry: Or, The poet princess!

Poetry What is the first thought you have when you hear the word poetry?  What do you think about poetry? Do you read it, write it, enjoy it? What does it do? Some people think poetry is so “last century”, while others deeply appreciate it. My perspective is that Poetry is a gift and a [Read more…]

The scuba diving princess!

Today’s podcast is an example of how the principles we have been sharing, stress management, anxiety reduction and listening to your body, actually work in the real world. Gio and I have been podcasting about these and other subjects for a while now and last month brave Gio overcame her fears and got certified to [Read more…]

ME VS. WE?

In Today’s podcast we will talk about the values of community vs individualism. Which is better, to focus our energy on the collective (we) like the Japanese culture? Or, to focus on the individual (me) like our US popular culture seems to suggest? Balance is key As with anything, balance is important in this equation. [Read more…]

Oh that good sensation

  What are sensations in our body and why are they important? That is the topic of today’s podcast and we are continuing our discussion on the benefits of feeling our feelings. The answer is simple, our body sensations are the physiological shifts that underly our emotions. Listening to sensations as they occur will help [Read more…]

Part 2-To Feel or not to Feel? And, how to deal!

Today we finally drop Part 2 of this podcast. We continue our exploration of the human body with respect to Feelings/Sensations and Emotions. Living Embodied To really be able to feel our emotions and deal healthily with the challenges in our lives, we need to experience embodied living. That is, to live and be present [Read more…]