Body Compass

Fear & Freedom

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I spent last weekend in New York at a workshop led by Josh Pais the actor, teacher, and the creator of Committed Impulse (CI). If you’ve never heard of Josh Pais and his work, go read more about it right now. It’s extraordinarily powerful, exhilaratingly profound work. He […]

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Answer the call

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Books come into our lives at exactly the right moment. I’m reading Steven Pressfield’s newest book, The Artist’s Journey, and I urge you to do the same. It’s jam-packed and a quick read, both. It’s clear, straight-forward, and full of wisdom. It’s a call to action. […]

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What if it’s all okay?

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What if it’s all okay? What if how you feel is okay? Even if right now, things really suck. I’m not telling you that the thing that sucks right now is ‘meant to be’ or ‘for your highest good’ but I am suggesting that the feelings […]

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Body Wisdom = Badassery

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I love the word badass. It’s fun to say. It makes me feel like one just by saying it. It slips between barely parted lips, full of rasp and swagger.   Badass.    Anne Kunnecke, one of my favorite coaches, has a whole year-long program called […]

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Creativity

Regret

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We are here to care for ourselves in our pain, our fear, our disappointment, jealousy, and regret. That’s our job–caring for ourselves in those moments of darkness. Not to make it go away or to make it better, but simply because it is there. It’s […]

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Creativity

Mining for joy; an exercise

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Here’s a quick exercise. Set your timer for 5 minutes (Truly! No more than 5!) and write (without editing) a list of things you love. It can be activities or things or simply feeling states that bring you joy, pleasure, satisfaction, peace, energy. There are […]

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Creativity

What’s Your New Story?

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I’m having a hard time writing this morning. It might have something to do with being up for over 24 hours. I flew back from California on the red-eye without one of those neck pillows and could not get a winky-dink of sleep. I went there for a […]

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Courage is Contagious

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We all know that stepping out of our comfort zone feels unsafe. Our reptilian brain wakes up and smells the uncertainty and does whatever it can to get us out of there. It’s confused. It thinks it’s keeping us safe. But it’s just keeping us […]

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Be like a scientist

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At some point, you have to let it go–the thing, the person, the belief, the situation that is dragging you down. It’s too burdensome, the complaints too tired and well worn, you can recite them in your sleep–all the things you say about not having the […]

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