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Feeling Raw & Keeping Afloat

We all have different feelings coming up at this really pivotal moment in our nation's history. The full range of feelings are being expressed over Facebook and in the news. There are those who are elated, and those who are crushed. I know many more who are struggling with what just happened, and the former don't need support at the moment. So for those who are struggling, I want to take a few min...
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Facing Grief (Repost from the Sonoma Gazette)

An article originally published under "Letters" in the Sonoma Gazette, September 2016 edition. Facing Grief My heart goes out to all those affected by recent tragedies, notably the recent car accidents taking lives. It is the ultimate heart break when one of our loved ones dies. How can we be with all this sorrow? In our culture, grieving is challenging, as the tendency is to go unconscious, num...
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Feeling from the Depths of Our Hearts (Repost from Sonoma Gazette)

Original article can be viewed at the Sonoma Gazette, August 2016 edition Feeling from the Depths of our Hearts by Mardi Storm  My heart goes out to all those suffering from tragedy right now. Its a lot to process and reactions are strong, including anger and hate. What can we do to truly help change the situation we all now face? Its closer than you might think. Violence is often...
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Slow Down and Listen

Many people are surprised to learn that I got thrown from a horse. Yes, me, a sensitive energy worker, thrown from my horse. Guess what? I was going too fast. I wasn't listening. And I wasn't listening to that niggly little sense of fear, which was my intuition telling me something was off, and I disregarded it as "just fear", since my horse had run off on me recently. (there is a very subtle diff...
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I am that, too

When we deeply react negatively to an experience or a person, its always worth asking yourself, am I rejecting that same energy in myself? If there wasn't a sore spot to poke, that person's behavior, words, or actions might not bother us so much. We might not get engaged, roped in, caught up in having a strong opinion. If something makes us want to run screaming the other direction, its worth look...
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Healing Limiting Core Beliefs & Shifting Perspectives

I had a client come in recently sharing the experience of not feeling seen or loved growing up, and finding themselves as an adult continuing to have this feeling, surrounded by people they feel don't truly see them, nor can they ever seem to really find people who love them. This is an example of how as a child we formulate what reality is about via our developing human brain, and take in what is...
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Receiving Support vs. Being Self Directed

These are not mutually exclusive! I so often come across people who have said to me "I've done a lot of work on myself" and are no longer receiving outside support. They have tools, abilities to navigate many situations that come up. Maybe even supporting other people as healers, using these same tools. So they don't need ongoing support themselves. Or so they say. What the slippery bit is, howeve...
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Primal Inheritances

Friday eve- Sunday, September 11-13, 2015 With Mardi Storm & Travis Wernet Mamalanda Retreat Center, Sebastopol, CA Join us for the first workshop in the series where we start at the beginning - well, an arbitrary start point on the long timeline of our soul - the moment before conception. What were you thinking? In this weekend workshop we'll dive deeply into where we started, unc...
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Creativity and Aging, spontaneous expression and healing (Guest Blog)

CREATIVITY AND AGING, SPIRIT – EMBODIMENT – TRANSFORMATION by Travis Wernet In a wonderful anthology exploring links between Carl Jung’s Analytical Psychology and growing old, much value is given to the practice of creativity as we age. In the section on “Successful Aging”, Lionel Corbett says, “Creativity can be a form of spiritual practice; it opens us to whatever wants to emerge, trus...
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Why be Creative?

Have you ever thought to yourself "I'm not creative" or, "I'm creative!" and thought perhaps some people are, and some people aren't? What is the big deal about taking a workshop to learn to be more creative? I hope to dispel some myths here, and in my upcoming playshop. The reality is, we are all creative, potentially, all the time.  It takes different forms for different people. When we are bloc...
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