Within the past few months, I’ve started doing some manifestation work through Free + Native. I’ve been following them on Instagram for a while and was feeling very called to this work in August. I started by listening to every podcast Lacy, the creator, had been on. Free + Native has a few “Unblocked” programs, including Reparent and Shadow. I began with the former, and have since started the latter. While this all might initially sound “woo-woo,” I love it because this methodology is based in psychology, neuroscience, and a little spirituality. And recently I have had a couple major realizations.
The rib cage is one part of our skeleton that just about everyone knows. We know where it is. We know what it looks like. We can palpate it on ourselves. But there is always more to learn. Let’s take a look at the bone structure, what it does for our bodies, and explore one injury that can happen – rib subluxation (a rib that has moved out of place).
It’s a Tuesday morning. It had started snowing the night before, so I eagerly hopped out of bed to open the blinds. There was an elegant dusting of snow on everything – the trees, the road, the few cars parked in front of nearby houses. It was beautiful, but cold. I snuggled back under the sheets and grabbed my phone from the nightstand. Like usual, I checked my email first. That’s when I saw it – an email from YouTube …
We survived the holidays and have finally reached 2018. With January comes New Years Resolutions. I prefer to use the term goals over resolutions, but whatever you want to call it, I am down for improving ourselves. That said, during the week between Christmas and New Years, I taught a few classes and kept hearing the same complaints. “I ate too much.” “I feel fat.” “I am a blob.” “I need to lose x pounds.” These are real things people say about themselves.
As I’ve been incessantly going on and on about, the holiday season is fast approaching. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and from there, it’ll be the end of the year before we know it. With this time of year comes holiday parties, celebrations, brunches, and then New Years Eve, all of which alcohol can be a big part of. Let me go ahead and say it up front – I rarely drink alcohol. If I do, it’s usually for a special occasion or on vacation, and even then it’s one and done.
Days later, I am still riding high off this weekend’s Full Beaver Moon in Taurus and a full moon yoga class at Tough Love Yoga. Therefore, I am back with another Lesson from the Moon! This lesson is all about transition. I think it’s safe to say a lot, if not most, people don’t like change. We feel comfortable when we feel settled. I know I thrive on all levels – mental health, productivity, and general well being – when I have my routine down.
I have been on a serious cleaning frenzy for the past month! If you’ve been here before, you may have read my Out with the Old post about clearing out, making space, and evaluating my relationship with consumerism. I basically haven’t stopped since. Back then, almost exactly a month ago, I had been working on my office space – getting rid of unloved books (the tragedy!), organizing papers from more than 2 years ago, and just putting shit away.