CREATIVITY & BELONGING: The Essence of the Sacral Chakra

Creativity, self-discovery, pleasure, joy, feelings, sensations and healthy emotional connection to others are the essence of healthy second chakra energy.  The root chakra energy makes it possible for us to build a foundation and grow deep, stabilizing, nourishing roots. The second chakra draws on that stability and nourishment as a launching pad and fuel for developing a full, creative life in...
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LIFE CHANGES: Thoughts on the Root Chakra

Life situations that involve significant change or threaten your sense of safety and security can create weak, shallow roots that leave you feeling scattered, ungrounded, and off balance to one degree or another. Major life events that uproot even a deeply planted tap root can result in a period of feeling ungrounded, insecure and disoriented. Worry can also be a source of unnecessary feelings...
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Your Inner Creativity is Alive and Well!

Inspiration, imagination, creativity! These words bring mixed feelings for many of us: desirable and exciting, yet daunting and intimidating.  Have you ever had a feeling that you wanted to express something from deep within you, to create something unique and special only to get promptly stuck when you ran into the wall of “But, I don’t know how, I don’t know where to start.”? Some of us are...
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Hands on the Table, Feet on the Floor…..A Simple Calming Practice

One of my favorite ways of taking a moment for an impromptu calming practice is what I call “Hands on the table, feet on the floor”. It’s a simple, effective way to calm feelings of stress or anxiety, and it is very easy to do. I teach this to children and adults in my counseling practice and they love it because it is easy to remember and it works. This practice quickly evokes a...
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The Pie of Life

Life and wellness can be viewed in a number of ways. I find that a pie or circle divided into physical, social, emotional, spiritual, occupational and intellectual areas works very well and easy to manage. Addressing each of these areas of wellness individually, gives you the opportunity to look at specific parts of your life more closely and determine if any improvements or changes are needed....
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