This is the story of a schoolyard bully, a conspiracy led by mom, and the dynamics of shame that can get stuck in the body. Growing up in the 60s, we had a neighbour who lived across the street. He was a year younger than me, in my brother’s class at school. And he was … Continue reading The Dynamics of Shame
This page contains truth & reconciliation justice resources for settlers, and information about the terrible legacy of colonial genocide of Indigenous people that continues in Canada to this day. Information here may be triggering to some readers. Support is made available to survivors and their families 24 hours a day at the Indian Residential School Survivors … Continue reading Truth & Reconciliation – Justice Resources for Settlers
The scent of lilacs sparks musings on ancestral memory and healing. What experiences imprinted the scent in my family's collective memory?
Dear Readers, My previous post was missing a note. I really must learn to navigate WordPress! From time to time I will be posting pieces related to Trauma Recovery and Somatic Coaching. Those posts will be categorized as Trauma Recovery. My (somewhat) regular musings on life, the universe and everything will be categorized under Becoming … Continue reading My previous post and an update
I am a trauma recovery somatic coach who helps people heal and find ease from trauma that gets stuck in the body and gets in the way of living a fulfilled and authentic life. I have experienced the ReBloom method guided by Jo Tucker, a member of the ReBloom Hive and post-traumatic guide. I find this … Continue reading Trauma Recovery using the ReBloom Method
Lately, I have felt the deep pull to connect with my lineage, to learn more about ancestral healing of intergenerational trauma. There is evidence that memories and experiences are passed on through generations in our DNA. The study referenced here speaks to it. I feel grief and deep regret at not having asked for more … Continue reading Ancestral Lullaby
We’d been talking about it for a while when we saw a house for sale that caught our imagination. We called our agent to see about the possibilities. The market was hot he told us. Houses were selling in our neighbourhood quickly and over asking. There was no possibility of even looking for a new … Continue reading House Hunting with the Ancestors
Pain is a side-effect, not the goal, and it is most certainly not a reward. I'm writing a new song. I’m unlearning self-combat and replacing it with self-compassion.
I am resourcing the incredible strength of character and unconditional love I’ve inherited from my mom. And I am grateful.
Like many of us, I’ve internalized arbitrary standards of health and beauty imposed by systems and those dominant cultures that have nothing whatsoever to do with health, inclusion and love and everything to do with control, and exploitation.