It was 20 A.D., around the time when Jesus walked, and I was a town midwife, attending births and catching babies.
Then, with the snap of her fingers, the scene was gone.
And just like that, it was over—and I was back in my 2015 body, nestled in a cozy chair, in a modern-day room, staring into the eyes of the woman who had guided me through my very first past life regression .
I had come… >> learn more.
Here’s a hypothetical a friend posed to me this week: if someone punches you in the face, and you end up needing surgery to fix the nose, but you secretly always harbored dreams of a nose job—that’s the universe working it’s magic, right?
The inspiration for this post came from a Yoganonymous article discussing “spiritual bypass,” a term used by Buddhist teacher and author, John Welwood. He notes, “Spiritual bypassing is a term I coined to describe a process I… >> learn more.
It started with a thought that I needed to take cash out the following morning. I turned over in bed, simultaneously remembering I needed to transfer money from savings to cover rent. Another toss and a pillow adjustment, later: “what about retirement and my lack of savings skills?” Yet another twist, toss, and turn. The night was quickly evolving into what most Americans experience before falling asleep. I found myself stuck in a catastrophic thought hurricane of plotting and… >> learn more.
When I was living in Johannesburg, first for a study abroad experience and then again for a summer of research, I kept a blog! If you’re interested in learning more about what I did during my time there, please check it out!
When I lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, I worked with severely burned children from all over Africa at an organization called Children of Fire. I was a jack of all trades: I worked with children with multiple disabilities and needs aged 3-18 in the school, I did speech therapy, I taught yoga, and I did some emotional processing with some of the older girls. The amount of trauma these young children had experienced was unthinkable, and yet they were resilient fighters. One of… >> learn more.
Yesterday I attended a workshop with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett at SEAHEC’s 2014 Breast Feeding Summit entitled “Hot Topics in Breastfeeding: Disparities, Depression, Obesity, Sexual Trauma, and Sleep.” Some of the topics, including trauma and the effects on the physical body were so similar to what I have learned with Koaverii Weber in the 500-hour training. Until we start addressing trauma when talking about bodily experiences such as yoga, birth and breastfeeding, we are really missing out on the big… >> learn more.