This is so weird!

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This is what a practice member told me recently during one of her sessions. She was referring to feeling like her body wanted to move and it felt like the movement wasn’t under her control. This feeling is fairly common during NeuroStructural Optimization sessions. It can be weird at first to feel your body moving independent of your thoughts. She …

The Key to Easier Relationships

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I’m pretty sure everyone knows someone who always has something to say and either doesn’t respect boundaries or feels that they have a right to comment or criticize. The other day a patient came in and was asking me what could she say to her sister in order for her sister to stop criticizing her at every turn. The stress …

Babies can teach us so much

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As some of you know, Magdalena and I recently became grandparents to the most beautiful baby in the world, Sophia (no bias whatsoever, just stating fact:)). And I’ve had the opportunity to chat with some of you about Sophia and how remarkable she is. It has been a learning experience to observe her as she discovers her world. Sophia is …

Just keep breathing

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The other day a patient was in for her regular visit. “Karen” has been receiving care for many years. She does so now as a wellness practice. Sometimes she experiences a reset to her nervous system and body; and sometimes she has a novel experience. This past week, after she got up from the table, Karen said to me: “I …

Can I have your attention please?

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“Distractibility is the mental equivalent of obesity.” ~ Matthew Crawford About 20 years ago, I was travelling through northern New York state. I stopped at a gas station and I noticed something strange. The gas pumps had small TV’s that were playing the gas company’s commercials. As I was standing there filling up the tank I thought, that’s a powerful …

A key to healing

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One of the comments that I hear most from patients is “you’re like a shrink”. While I’m not trained as a psychologist or psychiatrist, I do recognize that psychology and biology are intertwined within us. You can see reflections of the body/mind connection on the biochemical level; you can also see it on the behavioural level. For example, if you …

A better life through fear

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The human experience of fear is a continuum. At one end is paralysis while at the other there is panic; One is underactivity, the other is overactivity. We tend to experience the extremes when we have an unfriendly relationship with fear. If we try to fight it, fear can take over, one way or the other. We can see examples …

The Gift of Fear

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In the last article, I mentioned that fear is experienced at the edges of our comfort zone. And that we react to fear in 3 ways, namely: we can be captive to it fight against it make friends with it Sometimes we can interpret fear as a signal that there is danger. However fear doesn’t always mean danger. Sometimes fear …

Choose Love over Fear…Or Not?

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Nowadays you tend to hear the phrase “Choose love over fear” quite often especially when dealing with issues of racism and even peoples’ reactions to the social crisis that we’re passing through right now. That phrase is used to describe how when we are in fear, there is the possibility of becoming even more protective and more separate and intolerant. …

How does your headline read?

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One of my friends (actual friends:)) on Facebook posted this the other day. What popped into my head after reading it is “how DOES my headline read?” And the realization that came with that is that I GET TO DECIDE how it reads! How my headline reads depends on how I choose to see things as they unfold. Victor Frankl …