stress relief

“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 [...]

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

Click here to re-tweet "The other shade of dualism: "Multi-Dimensionalism." 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 [...]

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 [...]