Category Archives: Trauma Resolution

Happy “Give Yourself to Love” Day!

“You must give yourself to love, if love is what you’re after. Open up your hearts to the tears and laughter, And give yourself to love, give yourself to love.” These lyrics are from a song by Kate Wolf. Click … Continue reading

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“Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart.”

Thought for the Day: “My beloved child, break your heart no longer. Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart. You stop feeding on the love which is the wellspring of your vitality. The time has come. Your … Continue reading

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New Week Intention

I listened to a great interview on the Good Life Project Podcast, hosted by Jonathan Fields. Debbie Millman offered this to the listeners and I’m going to incorporate it into my new week intention. What do you think?

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Self-care for Bodyworkers

While demonstrating a massage technique, one of my students said, “Ruben, that looks like it feels really good in YOUR body, as a practitioner.” I replied, “Well, yes. That’s exactly the point of being a body worker. The more you … Continue reading

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Emotional Holidays

A client and I were discussing the various emotional triggers that emerge this time of year. The holidays are loaded with good and painful memories. And what about the manufactured stress people inflict on themselves?  The core of this added … Continue reading

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Coming to your own assistance

I heard a renowned psychotherapist say this in a presentation, once. “I have no doubt you would instantly push a child out of danger, if she were standing in the path of an on-coming school bus, but I am not … Continue reading

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Safe place

For several years, a sweet lady would occasionally walk her two tiny dogs past my office and say hello. “One of these days, I’m going to book an appointment with you!” And one day, she did. That began a journey … Continue reading

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