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The Sacred Body

Right before I left for Iowa to attend The Examined Life Conference, I saw my chiropractor. She has helped me for the past year recover from a concussion and whiplash, so I am in deep gratitude to her. 607 more words

Early Trauma

Time for a Nap

For the first time in my life, I took a nap. Yes, that’s right–the first time ever. As far back as I can remember, I have never napped. 542 more words


More Levine on Trauma

Here is some hopeful news from trauma specialist Dr. Peter Levine from his book Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma. “Trauma evokes a biological response that needs to remain fluid and adaptive, not stuck and maladaptive. 309 more words


CranioSacral Therapy Promises Relief

If you are interested in healing, read the book Your Inner Physician and You by John E. Upledger, D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy). I learned about it when researching CranioSacral Therapy (CST), a form of treatment that Dr. 449 more words


Fear and fluidity: transforming trauma

I first heard of Emilie Conrad D’Oud and Continuum, a form of bodywork, years ago from my writing coach. When she read passages of my memoir manuscript, … 166 more words


Fear Brain / Flower Brain

I was raised on fear: fear of falling, fear of drowning, fear of being snatched by a stranger luring me with candy. Fear of my father’s anger, fear of my mother’s rejection, fear of failing in school, fear of humiliation from classmates. 352 more words


Our "Fourth Quadrant"

Two weeks ago, I attended a storytelling workshop, Retracing Our Steps (But I forgot the bread crumbs), given by Dr. Hetty Rodenburg, a medical doctor from New Zealand. 528 more words