What’s the purpose of feeling my feelings, when bringing them to the surface just makes me feel worse?
Don’t get mad at yourself; take care of yourself.
When our protective mechanisms become chronic, they start to smother us.
Self-love paves the way to healing, not the other way around.
Our nervous system produces armor to protect us from further harm.
When fear begins to loosen its grip around our life energy, our energy begins to flow again, and life begins to feel a whole lot better.
One of the most common blocks to chronic pain recovery is the culturally reinforced habit of invalidating our own emotional wounds.
Your emotional system needs to move daily to maintain a healthy flow state, just like your digestive tract!
I hope that my story inspires you to bring greater acceptance and self-trust to your journey — whatever yours looks like.
This is for those who worry about whether or not they’re pursuing the “right” treatment plan for chronic pain.
So many of us learn from our patriarchal social conditioning to believe that we don’t matter.
The one, singular goal of chronic pain recovery work is this: To help your nervous system feel safe. Being hard on yourself will not accomplish this goal.
If we feel pressured to forgive, it can have a very damaging effect on our recovery.
The pathways to passion and pain flares are both fueled by a surge of emotional energy. And how our nervous system relates to that energy can influence the direction things go in.
The periods of stuckness are punctuation marks on a journey of growth.
We intuitively understand more than we think we do…