Rewiring the Brain for Resilience and Well-Being

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Dialogue with the Inner Critic

When we hear too many negative messages about ourselves, from too young an age, for too long of a time, we’re vulnerable to internalizing those voices, hearing themselves inside our own heads, as a well-practiced annoying inner critic. [See the May 2018 e-newsletter “The Most Powerful Derailer of Our Resilience.”) “You’re really pretty inept, you […]

In Movement There is Life

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states. – Carol Welch Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.  If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.  Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully […]

How Movement Can Help Us Recover Our Range of Resilience

There’s no question that movement – vigorous exercise, gentle yoga, the chores of daily living – is good for the optimal functioning of the brain. Our brains are organized through movement. As we introduce new patterns of movement, combined with attention, our brains being making thousands, millions, and even billions of new connections.  These changes […]

Newsletter: Using Our Somatic Intelligence to Recover Our Resilience

These posts offer ways to cope skillfully when things go haywire.  Our most basic responses to all of life’s challenges and adversities begin in our bodies, so this month’s posts offer body-based tools of breath, touch, movement and visualization to recover your natural baseline physiological equilibrium; you learn to “keep calm and carry on.”  This […]

The new Resilience…and B-r-e-a-t-h-i-n-g into Calm


The new Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster is on its way. More than 100 evidenced based practices to strengthen your innate capacities to cope with anything, anything at all. Forthcoming September 15, 2018 from New World Library.  You can learn more about the new book here.  You can […]

Find the Gift in the Mistake

1 of 13 Find the Gift in the Mistake

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. – Carl G. Jung Not every AFGO – another frickin’ growth opportunity – has a gift hidden within it, but most of them do.  We can learn lessons from coping with a potential trauma that we might not have learned otherwise. I’ve written of learning […]

Learning How the Brain Can Work with Mistakes and Failures

Learning and Growing from Mistakes and Failures

When learning how the brain learns, so we can learn how to become more resilient (see RRR post Learning to Work with the Brain to Become More Resilient) it’s not that we need to go looking for trouble to practice becoming resilient. Life happens.  We cycle through opportunities to practice becoming more resilient on a […]

Practice Making Choices – Do One Scary Thing a Day

Practice Making Choices – Do One Scary Thing a Day

As you move further into the new year, clarifying priorities, setting goals, making choices, you may run into the brain’s natural roadblock of “Wait a minute!  I’ve never done this before.  I’m not sure….”  This hesitancy is one way your higher brain makes sure you’re thinking things through clearly and making a wise choice. Whenever […]

A Wise Way to Set New Year Intentions

A Wise Way to Set New Year Intentions

My manuscript for Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster is now in the hands of the publisher. (forthcoming September 2018) I can engage with the challenges, opportunities, and blessings of the new year with, I hope, deeper wisdom and clarity from the lessons and processes of that writing. The Toolkit […]

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