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

2024-04-20T15:42:08-07:00October 15th, 2023|5. Parenting & 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’ [...]

Choose your own learning (aka healing) pathway

2024-04-20T16:03:21-07:00September 18th, 2023|4. Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, 5. Parenting & Child Development|

Maya Angelou once said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”  If there’s one thing I know for sure after more than a decade of teaching people around the world how to heal, it’s this…learning is healing.  When people [...]

Mental Health and Illness – The Nervous System Connection

2024-04-20T16:19:57-07:00August 20th, 2023|3. Pain & Chronic Illness, 4. Mental Health & Neuroplasticity|

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 [...]

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

2024-04-20T17:38:49-07:00June 11th, 2023|5. Parenting & Child Development, 6. 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 [...]

Healing chronic illness and growing nervous system regulation

2024-04-21T16:26:16-07:00August 21st, 2022|3. Pain & Chronic Illness, 4. Mental Health & Neuroplasticity|

The past couple of months, I’ve been connecting with participants from my online courses to hear their stories of learning, healing, and transformation.  And I know that the word ‘transformation’ is used a lot in the health and wellness worlds, but trust me when I say, these folks [...]

How to Deal with Sadness

2019-11-21T12:45:07-08:00August 4th, 2019|Free Stuff, Nervous System Health, Nervous System Resiliency, Video|

In this newest vlog I dive into the topic of sadness and the two different kinds of sadness that are rarely spoke of: nutritive and habitual. My approach and understanding around this topic of sadness is greatly influenced by my studies within the work of Somatic Experiencing, founded by Peter Levine. These specific distinctions [...]