What is a Moro Reflex?

Dr. TonyNSA

I’ve been furthering my studies with respect to the health of moms and babies and I’ve been reviewing something called primitive reflexes. Primitive reflexes are reflexes that we all have before and after we are born. They exist to help us survive the birthing process mainly and usually diminish and disappear some time after birth. Sometimes, for various reasons, babies …

Let me tell you a story

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The other day I received an email from Karen asking me for some advice. She said that she had just experienced a very strange reaction to a conversation that she had just had with a coworker. The conversation was slightly contentious but her reaction afterwards was way out of proportion. Afterwards her voice was uncontrollably shaky and her arms and …

Pain: The Gift Nobody Wants

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How do we feel pain? I don’t mean the sensation of it. I mean, what do we do with the sensation of pain? Because not all is as it seems. In the movie “The Matrix”, the main character discovers that he’s been living with a false sense of reality. He thought his life was one way while it was really …

The meaning we give

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Last week I wrote about how awareness gives us a choice: do we want to shift or not? This week, I’d like to look at how the meaning that we might give an awareness, can define the choice we make. At the Rise and Shine class, we started off with a simple exercise. I asked the participants to lie down …

Awareness is choice

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The other day I had come in from running our 7 month old puppy, Lola, who has energy to spare lol. After drying her off and seeing her settle onto her bed to rest, I sat down at my computer just to see what’s going on in the world. The first thing I noticed was my posture. I was slumped …

The body is not a machine

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The picture above is that of a human cell. To me it looks like an alien city. In order to make sense of our world, we have incorporated a left brain approach to seeing the world as parts that are collectively doing something. We have learned to manipulate those parts, even going as far as switching them out for new …

We have the power

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This past weekend we held the first of many Rise and Shine classes. It went super well, I’ve had a lot of good feedback. Some of the comments from participants included: “I learned how to step outside myself and clear the bleeping blocks and obstacles while still being present.”  “I learned how to use breath to restore optimal health for …

Healing Perspectives – Part 4

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So what’s the purpose or advantage to feeling frustrated? Evolutionary biologists look at individual processes in nature and they try to understand why one trait evolves rather than another over time. They question, what is the advantage of developing a physical trait, how is it serving the organism. The shape of a bird’s beak helps to define its function: insect …

Healing Perspectives – Part 3

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In the previous week, we looked at how the perspective of relationships is a great source of energy and how when we’re stuck in that perspective, we can often feel triggered or hooked. This week, I’d like to examine with you the perspective of Stuckness. It’s not a “nice” place to be, it’s not meant to be. We will often …

Healing Perspectives – Part 2

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Last week, we talked about how being able to change our perspective on a situation is a learned process. It is a skill that can be practiced and improved upon. Changing perspectives is something we learn to do at a very young age, so our capacity to shift perspective in any situation is affected by our Automatic Operating System (AOS …