Anxiety

Intergenerational trauma – on feeling (and healing) the pain of our ancestors

2024-04-20T15:42:08-07:00Parenting & Child Development|

“Pain travels through families until someone is ready to feel it.” - Stephi Wagner Intergenerational trauma is trauma that’s been passed down through generations; also known as generational, transgenerational, or ancestral trauma.  This is never a fun one to write about, but it is true that we ‘keep’ [...]

How to help anxious kids who are behaving ‘badly,’ with Stephen Terrell

2024-04-20T15:59:04-07:00Parenting & Child Development, Practitioners & Professionals|

I’m re-sharing an important interview featuring my wonderful mentor and colleague, Stephen Terrell. Here’s what we’ll cover: What this ‘bad’ behaviour actually is from a nervous system perspective. Why attempts to fix or change this behaviour are often futile (and what parents can do instead!). Why even parents [...]

Mental Health and Illness – The Nervous System Connection

2024-04-20T16:19:57-07:00Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Pain & Chronic Illness|

This article is an update of a blog post originally published in July 2019.  Some important context, four years on: The unpredictability of our world is now apparent and our need for healing, increasingly urgent. As the paradigm of conventional “wisdom” around our health and well-being shifts, it’s [...]

Why meditating & cold plunging in paradise won’t heal your trauma

2024-04-20T17:18:02-07:00Spirituality & Somatic Bypass|

Today I’m re-sharing one of my all-time favourite nervous system healing success stories, featuring my husband and colleague, Seth Lyon.  “Why meditating & cold plunging in paradise won’t heal your trauma.”  (We gave it this title because that is exactly what Seth attempted to do.) After a traumatizing [...]

Returning to our roots. A story of healing and regeneration with Kate Kavanaugh.

2024-04-20T17:38:49-07:00Parenting & Child Development, Practitioners & Professionals|

Today, I have a NEW long-form conversation for you about earth, humanity, and the deep interconnection between the two with my good friend, Kate Kavanaugh.  She’s a farmer, butcher, holistic nutritionist, and host of the Mind Body Soil podcast, exploring what it means to be a human woven [...]

Why survival-based eating might be keeping you dysregulated, up at night, and irritable.

2024-04-20T18:28:10-07:00Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Practitioners & Professionals|

I’ve got a very special treat for you today—an expert guest interview with Jessica Ash. She’s a Functional Nutritionist and self-proclaimed “hormone nerd” who’s here to teach you how to use food to become FULLY NOURISHED.  I found her on Instagram less than a year ago, while working [...]