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“Where do you feel that in your body?”

If you had asked me this two years ago, I honestly wouldn’t know what to say. This was because my primary body sensation was numbness and disconnection. What I’ve learned since then is that our emotions and our experiences, both good and bad, are held in our bodies. When we

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Numbness and Disconnection as Protection

I’ve been noticing something that happens during my meditation practice lately, and it’s something that I think has always been there, but the noticing is new and different. Sometimes, when I am feeling tense or tightness in my body, I meditate and just check in with my body. There are

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Lessons in Privilege

Many of us are really good at identifying when we are being oppressed, but I wonder if we can notice when our privilege is showing up? Personally, I hold a lot of privilege. I grew up/currently am middle class, I am highly educated, cisgender able-bodied, neurotypical, and I am a

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Transforming my Relationship with my Body

Since incorporating somatics and coaching into my life, I’m noticing how my relationship to my body has been changing. For example, I’ve always HATED exercise growing up – it brought me no joy, I was always one of the last kids picked for teams and an early out in dodgeball.

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Original Sin vs. Innate Goodness

I was raised in a Protestant Christian family, and one of the most harmful beliefs I internalized was that I was inherently sinful. It wasn’t until I studied a bit of Buddhism that I realized how deeply embedded this belief is in our culture. Buddhism teaches that our essence is

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Antiracism as Being vs. Doing

I recently received a postcard recently from a former student I worked with during my higher education career. She wrote: “I couldn’t have imagined who I’d become, the walls of mine I’d breakdown, and much of that is a result of witnessing how you showed up for all of us

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