Hello friends and dear readers,
I am actually writing this blog post to share some of my less-than-bright news. Don’t worry! It is not anything bad. But I wanted to share that I notice the “Facebook effect” on my blogging – meaning I usually only write posts when I am feeling good, or feeling very inspired. Which sometimes translates to only posting once a month! Of course I am staying busy with seeing clients these days, and I am contemplating what to teach this upcoming new year. I am basically writing this post to inform you that I too am human, that I go through stretches of time which are difficult or at least lackluster. And I am doing the best I can in spite of everything!
So here is information about some times in this past year where things were less-than-inspired: I separated from my partner of two and a half years this past May and June. So this summer was interesting – I feel like I pushed really hard to get clients and work as a way to distract myself. Only now am I feeling like I can really move on from that. I am glad she and I are still friends and that it has now resolved amiably. But for a couple months there, it was very hard. I have been working with an awesome Somatic Experiencing practitioner around this stuff, which is so helpful!
Then, this past October, around the time Mercury was retrograde, I noticed myself being tempted to fall back on a previous past time of playing occasional computer games. For some people, an occasional outlet like this is innocuous and maybe even a necessary release and letting go. For me, if I am not careful, the dopamine hit I get from gaming can become addicting. So I would rather not fall back on those habits from the start. I think it was / is my reaction to the less socializing, less getting out and less good company as a result of Covid. I always ask myself, “What do I want to fill my life with? What do I want to put in my heart on a daily basis?” And in case you have been under a rock for the past two years… social distancing sucks! I was good at it for a while, but gosh it drags on me (right?!). Doing better now though and excited about several things coming up this and next month!
On to some brighter news: I am going to be teaching a class this coming February or March. I think it will be on gentle ways of working with the nervous system. As we say in the SE world, “How can we titrate this even more?” How can we make the chunks even smaller so they are easier to digest and integrate? How can we make this even more gentle?
So the upcoming class will probably be a series of 6 or 8 class meetings. In each class, I will go through two novel exercises and interventions. We will discuss reasons we might consider doing them, we will talk about their benefits and what state of the nervous system we should be watching for. There may even be the opportunity to try these exercises with each other. Watch for upcoming announcements! And of course always feel free to drop me a comment or to let me know if you might be interested in this type of class. 🙂
I am doing a little beach vacation after Christmas, so this is also something I am eagerly awaiting. I love the water element, the vast spaciousness of the ocean and sky, the cyclical waves and tides – and pondering how these reflect my inner states!
For me, 2022 is gearing up to be great. I hope it will be for you too! I also understand that many people are having a tough time now around the holidays, so I wish that you and all beings get the support they need! At the moment, I am taking new clients, even long distance people, so let me know if you want to get support from me!
Thank you for visiting!