“Where do you feel that in your body?”

Image of a medium skinned woman with an afro, closing her eyes and her hands are on her upper chest

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 are afraid, anxious, socially isolated, […]

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 some parts of my body […]

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. Also, dominant culture taught me […]