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My healing journey through bodywork

Twenty years ago, I started working with my first teacher; I was 29. She was mild-tempered, extremely chill & with a tall-ish but petite build … but make no mistake about it, her bodywork was vicious. On more then one occasion, I left with the hinges of my jaw swollen...

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Healing trauma through bodywork

What does it feel like? Bodywork aimed at deep healing feels like an adventurous process where you’re reconnecting with numb, tight, disconnected, restricted & painful parts of your body. It aims to help you return to suppleness within your muscles, limberness to your...

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Why does it have to hurt?

The kind of therapeutic bodywork that I do is not for everyone. It’s very specialized & by design, it’s always a challenge. No matter if it’s your first time or you’ve had hundreds of sessions like myself, one can always expect to be challenged just beyond their...

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The benefits of criticism

⚡️Just because we’re getting criticized, doesn’t mean the information is correct. Relax yourself & try to to hear what’s underneath the criticism; it might just have to do with their own struggle. ⚡️Regardless if it’s true or not, become...

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Love is an interruption

“Love is an interruption in the direction you thought you were headed” Since meeting my lady & being blind-sided by love during quarantine, part of my healing path has been to let go of the vision for having a family that I held for much of my life & to celebrate the...

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Oh, the noise

There are so many different kinds of noise. There’s the physical noise of traffic, cars honking, people yelling & talking on cell phones. There’s also the friends & family noise, constantly chirping at how we should & should not be & what we should & should not do...

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Freedom vs. Survival

Life can sometimes be difficult to navigate and we definitely live in a crazy world. One thing that has helped me, and might make finding your way easier for you, is thinking about a construct of "freedom" vs. "survival." Imagine it as being on one side of a train...

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Don’t judge

Don't judge your communications solely based on how it feels, base it off of whether you're engendering others' support or repelling it. Ask for feedback from credible sources if you can't tell the difference. Many people judge whether they are communicating...

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The fear fallout

We’ve been saturated in the reporting of fear for 18 months; and despite our viewpoints on COVID-19, or the varying fear level each of us may have about it, everyone was connected to it. This time period pushed people to connect with deeper fears within themselves...

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Into the wild we go

Now that COVID-19 restrictions of all kinds are being lifted, how do we navigate integrating back into this new wild world? The first thing to do, is to see the climate we are entering back into clearly. An entertaining example of what we’re dealing with would be NBA...

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Terrain Theory

If the Germ theory of disease were true, there’d be no one living to believe it.“ B.J. Palmer, the creator of Chiropractic. Now, more than ever, the way this country thinks about health & healing needs a radical transformation. Germs, microorganisms & cancer are not...

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The trenches

The young daughter of my first teacher was asked “what do your mom & Harold do in those sessions?” To which she responded, “Oh, they figure out life together - he cries, yells & laughs a lot.” ... 20 years later, not much has changed, other than now I’m doing it with...

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My body let me down

Our bodies don’t let us down, we let our bodies down. Going through life thinking that your body let you down is a poor way to live. Whether it’s an illness, some kind of body pain, or something aesthetically unpleasant about it, this kind of a narrative is not going...

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The body hungers for acknowledgment

Everyone likes to be acknowledged, why would the body would be any different? At our core, everyone likes to be seen, heard & acknowledged. It can be uncomfortable to be seen in certain ways or circumstances, especially in those moments of great shame. But it’s my...

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Make decisions you can empower

Should I get a vaccine or not? Should I invest in that company or not? Should I marry her or not? A lot of people are scared to make the wrong decision of whether to get the vaccine or not & I don’t blame them one bit. There’s so much fear in the world, it’s no wonder...

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Vaccine Fatigue

For a long time, I’ve understood health & healing in a different way than that of Western medicine. Part of that came from my education under the tutelage of old school chiropractors who were deeply educated in a way that seldom gets taught these days in the...

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Emotional trauma never goes away

Despite what you’ve been told, trauma does not go away. Regardless of the hype-marketing by some good looking instagram guru or coach, don’t be fooled into thinking you can get rid of it. I’m not going to go into the science of why that is, but what I will say is that...

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High vibrational state

In some circles, people talk about manifesting & how you need to be on the same vibrational state as the things you want to attract in your life. These people I’m speaking of, are in part, basing their knowledge off of the popular book, Power vs. Force by David...

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The benefits of doing emotional healing work

When you start to engage in emotional healing work with yourself, you begin to find that you don’t need as many physical “things” to fill the voids of all those emotional wounds you used to carry around. You also start to see a reduction of addictive behaviors that...

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