September 2012 Newsletter
Merriam Webster's newly revised
words for 2012 came out recently.
Energy Drink made the list. Do we really need to make it easier to speed up artificially?
I was unfamiliar with the term
noun \ˈga-strō-ˌpəb\ a pub, bar, or tavern that offers meals of high quality.
Is that the oxymoron of 2012?
How about Aha Moment, popularized by Oprah? Merriam Webster defines Aha Moment as a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight,
recognition, or comprehension.
I pondered the times that I had experienced
Aha Moments recently. Each time seemed to be related to a pattern of reminding myself to slow down and to be gentle with myself and others. Immediately, I felt
filled with a breath that came from within. Ahhhh
This breath differs from an intentional breath (which is also grounding and calming). Purposeful Breath
This slow, deep, nourishing breath comes from 'being breathed' by the slowing of our nervous system.
Dr. Wm. Sutherland referred to stillness in our systems as the 'Heart of the Bird'.
This breath then, could be described
as the bird effortlessly taking flight
and landing gracefully on a perch to rest.
How can we invite this nourishing and nurturing breath?
Awareness helps, but when we are busy,
how can we shift gears?
I often recommend a Resource List to my clients. When you are already overwhelmed, it's not the time to depend on your memory to call upon the
resources that calm you.
Your Resource List might include favorite music, photos,
dance, specific people or places.
(I hope you will include me in your list!)
Sometimes, just looking at the list and realizing all of your resources might be enough to help you sense the breath from within.
Turn your Aha Moment of awareness into the Ahhhh Moment of a calm nervous system breathing you.
Enjoy the Journey!
Be Grounded, Present, Centered and Calm.*
*Plan ahead! I will be out of the office October 10-16th
"When I decided on Craniosacral treatme
nts for relief from migraine episodes, I hadn't expected to receive so many gifts. I'm a writer and an artist. I'm on creative overdrive much of the day. Sometimes this affects my mind body connection. This connection is crucial for sending messages to me about how to manage (and balance) the physical and mental stresses of my work. I can end up swinging from frenetic energy to no energy pretty quickly.
For me, the beauty in Sari's work goes beyond the therapeutic treatment, which is effective in helping to eliminate my pain, but also transports me to a tranquil place I can only describe as inner knowing
. I leave my appointments with a sense of having rested deeply. From that place of rest I reconnect with my natural rhythm and my creative source. These are the gifts Sari gives, all with a gentle hand. Amazing."
'Thanks so much for the encouragement, Sari. I love my treatments. I am learning so much and noticing so many changes. Coming in for an appointment is such a gift. I NEVER relax that much or that well any other time'. Rhonda McCormack
To learn more about Rhonda's journey: