Reclaiming Our Bodies

This is how it feels to become disconnected from one’s body during a traumatic event. Many are familiar with the “fight or flight” response. There is also a “freezing” of the body that occurs when one feels death is imminent. Some believe this is a way to not experience pain during death. Survivors are then left to wonderContinue reading “Reclaiming Our Bodies”

Adrenal Burn Out

Medical Disclaimer: The Content in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because ofContinue reading “Adrenal Burn Out”

Breathing Life

~Breathing in is called inspiration. It allows us to give birth to new ideas and emotions. ~Breathing out is called expiration. It allows us to release old ideas and emotions. Like the tides, it is best when breathing is more or less balanced. Sharp out breaths through sighs are an attempt to avoid feeling. It isContinue reading “Breathing Life”

Watching him dying (graphic)

This happened nearly a dozen years ago, yet still feels like just yesterday. Standing at the foot of his bed, i watched helplessly as he took some of his final breaths. he was surrounded by the code team, some peoples’ jobs merely the space they were holding. a 1st year student, i stood there inContinue reading “Watching him dying (graphic)”

The Body: Body Armor through Muscle Guarding

When we do not feel safe, our minds instruct our muscles to contract. Basically, all muscles in the body are at a heightened state of arousal (not necessarily sexually) and this is a way for us to be more reactive in the need to fight or flight (think: battle or be able to run likeContinue reading “The Body: Body Armor through Muscle Guarding”

The Body: Dry Needling & Basic Muscle Physiology

Dry Needling can be an effective way to reduce and possibly eliminate trigger points. Trigger points are areas of tightly bound muscle fibers that can cause pain in a localized area or referred pain in another area, either when pressed (latent) or without pressure (active). Trigger points can cause pain, changes in sensation (sensitivity toContinue reading “The Body: Dry Needling & Basic Muscle Physiology”

Fireworks, Magnesium & Muscle Function

This is the first in a series I’m working on regarding the body, which emphasizes muscles and function. Magnesium, the metal that gives many fireworks their spark of white light is also required in the body. For a muscle to be able to relax, magnesium is physiologically required on a cellular level (ie no magnesium,Continue reading “Fireworks, Magnesium & Muscle Function”

Relationships and Running Shoes: If it doesn’t fit, then don’t force it!

Earlier this week, I was trying on new running shoes. For several reasons, it’s best for me to go to a physical store to purchase specialty shoes. The first pair I put on did not feel right before I tied them. The sales associate immediately instructed me to take them off followed by, “If you force itContinue reading “Relationships and Running Shoes: If it doesn’t fit, then don’t force it!”

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