March 2020 was a turning point.
Millions were fired or furloughed all over the world, millions of square feet of rental space were made vacant. Children were homeschooled, teachers began to teach from home. Therapists, coaches, and group sessions all went virtual.
Surgeries…better not need any serious medical treatment, as COVID-19 consumed the resources in hospitals.
Millions of people struggled to feed their families or keep their homes.
We all adapted to the environment with more or less ease.
Some people have had a harder time adjusting because they don’t know how to create a new environment for themselves. Many of us have built up some level of fear depending on our circumstances. One thing is for sure, all of us have developed some level of “hypervigilance” during this time, depending on the...
Anxiety and Depression are created from suppression.
I really don’t like labels. My clients know, often when a new client comes to me with behavioral or mental issues often they start the conversation by saying “I have depression” “I have anxiety” or “I am depressed”. When I ask them if they are depressed now often the answer is “not right now but I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety”.
This kind of affirmation is very strong, I am not saying it wasn’t true at some point but if addressed appropriately anxiety and depression don’t need to be a for life diagnosis. Of course, people come to me because they want more from life, they know they can feel and do better than taking medication their entire life. They come to me because they are tired of being called “depressed” or “anxious". They come to me when they are ready to do the work. Yes, I say work...
We are all unique, there is no other you, only because of that we all should celebrate everyday because every day is unique it depends on you what you make of it.
Are you up for adventure and discovery of your amazing gifts? Let’s get into it.
I can see you are amazing inside out.
There is a saying at Nourish the Brain, that reminds us to focus on the power of imagination and the Law of Attraction.
“Start Where You Want To Be”
If you aren’t really familiar with this manner of thinking, check out Video Link: The Law of Attraction
Can you experience positive emotions for something that has not happened yet? The answer to this question is an overwhelming YES. Visualize, and be clear about what you want, down to the most minute detail you are capable of realizing. Do this every day and make time to see how your future will look.
Humans have survival as a default strategy that is deeply imprinted in our thinking patterns. It is the reason why we survived sabertooth tiger attacks thousands of years ago. Since there is no longer a tiger chasing you, it is okay to slow down that racing mindset and to get into a profoundly different place.
Survival mode is triggering the release of your stress...
Hello Nourish the Brain Community,
It's an honor to be writing my first blog piece for Nourish the Brain Institute. For those of you who may know, I have been working with Gemi in several capacities, all behind the scenes, for this outstanding institute.
In this interview, I was privileged to meet for the first time with John Freeman, Transcendental Meditation (TM) Director and Certified Teacher in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Gemi and I walked into his breathtaking garden oasis and set up filming right away. I could tell he was not only a profoundly eloquent person but also a fully energized advocate of the TM Community. As this was my first experience with the concept of this practice, I was all ears about its mechanics. So, watch the interview and find out what Transcendental Meditation involves, and how it is uniquely set apart from other guided meditations you may have tried.
What makes Transcendental Meditation a unique and...
Don’t worry about the “how.” This is the hardest part of creating goals. When we are creating a goal we want to know everything and if we don’t we get stressed, anxious, fear kicks in and we are done! Fear stops us from taking any sort of action.
This is normal.
How many times have you created a goal and given up before taking any action, because you don’t know how it's going to play out?
Healthwise it happens the same way. When clients come to me, often they have a physical goal they want to achieve. The truth is that soon enough they realize the goal they set up is not really the goal they need to achieve in the first place but if they hadn't set up the first goal they wouldn’t know that.
When you want to transform your...
First memories are rather interesting because you are never quite sure just how accurate they are. It’s either because you were very young or you have revisited the memory so many times over the years that it evolves with each revisit. I do have an early memory and when I talked to my mom about it awhile back, she said, “It is impossible that you remember that, you were only a year and a half old!”
My first memory is being strolled by my mom down the street on a nice spring morning. I saw a lady sitting in a green and white garden chair watching people walk below her balcony. She was in all black, from head to toe, including a scarf on her head which covered up her hair. This lady was old with very wrinkled skin and she didn’t have any teeth in her mouth. She smiled at us as we were approaching and my mom stopped below the balcony, they had a few words and then we kept walking. I don’t remember what they...
Today, I woke up with a wicked headache. That means only one thing, that I need to have one day of self-care. First thing I did this morning is go for a walk. I did my morning routines and went for a massage. I feel much better and my headache is completely gone, but I will still keep working today only on self-care. That's a very important one too.
Don't forget about taking care of yourself, love yourself a lot, and spend the weekend just, you know, feeling yourself. Oh, another thing that I'm going to do today is be in nature. I'm going for a hike, but not for exercise, I am going for a hike to spend time in nature, feel it and connect with myself.
Have a wonderful weekend!
As I was walking in downtown, beautiful San Luis Obispo, I was reflecting on the weekend. How everything went and you know there are things that don't work out so well. But I hold onto the things that are really truly amazing, and every week I have some miracle happen.
I was thinking not only in how much gratitude I feel when I can help somebody to get rid of medication. Right now, I feel so grateful because I am certifying people to do the same for so many more. I can't imagine a world where barely anybody needs medication. So it's just amazing.
I'm just grateful and I just wanted to let you know and have a wonderful, wonderful Sunday!