Mindfulness: essential emotional fitness

Mindfulness training can make you more resilient and compassionate, less reactive in situations of high stress. Soldiers reported that not only did daily mindfulness exercises decrease the chances of PTSD, but it also INCREASED the chances of Post-Traumatic GROWTH....

Workshop Hangover

I first heard this expression from Peppe Östensson. It describes the withdrawal we all feel after a workshop. We’re mentally exhausted and physically depleted. Plus, you’re leaving the people who have become your family over the last two weeks....

Self-Care: a bit of “pampering”

There’s a few luxury items in my self-care regimen. If I can, I get a massage. Whenever possible, I go to a sauna/steam room. In Toronto, I like Body Blitz Spa and Hammam Spa. If I’m somewhere without those kinds of places, a hot yoga class is the next...

Day 3: be gentle

Today is day 3. If the pattern of every other workshop I have gone to holds up, today is the day that everyone is so very sore, and it’s is the day that injuries tend to begin. Be aware of your limits today. Take care of yourself. Eat well, drink water,...

Tie up loose ends

Just a couple days left. Be sure to take care of any loose ends that you can. You WILL NOT have time for the rest of your life during the workshop. If you do, your time management and stamina far exceeds that us mere mortals.