Heeding the Call of Awakening: A Summoning to the Inner Teacher, Healer, and Wise One

Something spectacular happens when we allow ourselves to soften and open. Our vulnerability is a force of nature, the opposite of the weakness and fragility that we’ve been conditioned to believe.   It is fascinating that when we make the choice to become more visible, we instinctually want to shrink, fold into ourselves, and disappear unseen. The closer we inch to the freedom we long for, the more seductive the darkness becomes.   It whispers promises of safety and comfort. It tries to persuade us that change is the enemy. It draws a definitive boundary in the sand. When we become dangerously close to crossing over into a land unchartered, the force of our fear threatens to paralyze us.   … Read More

The Unavoidable Heartbreak of Loving: How to Healthily Navigate Loneliness

From the beginning of time, humans have been driven by their need to procreate in order to preserve survival. We are neurologically and biologically wired to be attached to each other and to be in relationship. Why is falling in love so intoxicating? And, why are break ups, divorce, and the death of a loved one some of the most painful and heartbreaking experiences of the human condition? Both science and neuroscience are quite illuminating when it comes to more deeply understanding why the process of being in relationship is so profoundly beautiful and simultaneously devastating. When we fall in love, our brains are working overtime and pumping our bodies full of the chemical oxytocin. Oxytocin is a hormone and … Read More