The Descending Line: Stress Relief. The Natural Way.

“Habitual repression of emotion leaves a person in a situation of chronic stress, and chronic stress creates an unnatural biochemical milieu in the body, Disease, in other words, is not a simple result of some external attack but develops in a vulnerable host in whom the  internal environment has become disordered.” Gabor Maté, When […]

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“The Descending Line” and its importance for reducing our stress levels and improving our well-being (and the importance of spontaneous breath and restoring order to our internal milieu)

“Habitual repression of emotion leaves a person in a situation of chronic stress, and chronic stress creates an unnatural biochemical milieu in the body, , Disease , in other words, is not a simple result of some external attack but develops in a vulnerable host in whom the  internal environment has become disordered.” Gabor […]

The Other Shade of Dualism: “Multi-Dimensionalism” – I Re-Visit Gabor Maté’s Writings and Get Comfortable with Ambiguity (yet again).

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Black – White.  Sick – Not Sick. Happy – Unhappy. Health – Unhealthy. Function – Dysfunction. Flexible – Stiff. Introvert – Extrovert.
Mind – Body.
now you try….

Something goes here. Something goes there.

I’m THIS. I’m THAT.
This dualistic way of thinking about our ‘crazies’ and our ‘healthies’ is […]

Nervous System Cleansing 101. Step 3: Orientation + Body Awareness + BREATH

This post is Step 3, in a series of posts titled: Nervous System Cleansing 101
Step 1 is here, Step 2 is here.
This post is shorter so you can catch up with the step 1 and step 2.

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The moment you see the word breath, or breathe – do you do just that?
Take a breath, or […]

Nervous System Cleansing 101. Step 2: More Orientation + Body Awareness

If you haven’t checked out Step 1: Nervous System Cleansing 101: Step 1 – Orientation, be sure to do so.

If you don’t, this won’t make that much sense. I’m going to keep this post shorter so you can catch up with the first step of orientation.

Part 3 is here.

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For Step 2, I’m going to add a supplement: […]

Lessons from a Stubbed Toe: “Accident-Trauma-First Aid”

 Stubbing my toe in Berkeley.

I was walking quite fast through the residential area of Berkeley, California, this past October. I was wearing my open-toed Birkenstock sandals when BAM! “Ouch, #!^*…Oh, that REALLY hurts…” An uneven slab of sidewalk had put an abrupt stop to the forward motion of my second toe on my right foot.

In the […]