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September 13, 2018

This is the hardest blog I have ever had to write. However, hard does not influence my commitment to allowing myself the be seen and embrace the mystery of my world. In a 2017 interview,  actress Viola Davis states; “This is who I am. “This is where I am from.“This is...

I’ve been intrigued by the concept of interoception, which means what it sounds like: internal perception.  This concepts describes the ‘felt sense’ within your body, which leads to an understanding of your own experience and your own needs.  This internal focus is wha...

March 16, 2018

I’m the type of person who can walk into a room and feel the energy of the room right away. If there has just been a fight, I’ll feel it before I have any knowledge of

what’s going on. When there is tension between two people, I’ll pick up on it before I’ve been let in...

Coming home in my body,  my container, my temple.  This is where I house my soul, my spirit.  This is where I can connect to my human experience.

In my body, I experience scents, colors, sounds, texture, sensation, taste, warmth and cold.  In my body, I c...

September 28, 2017

Jessica Gladden has been a social worker since graduating Grand Valley with her MSW in 2003. She has worked primarily with trauma survivors and noticed the importance of body work in addition to traditional talk therapy in this role. Jessica first came to yoga while st...

September 18, 2017

Does a guilty or shameful feeling ever bubble up inside you at the words ‘self-care?’ I often ask my clients about their relationship with self-care. What usually follows is a glassed-over look as the quiet word ‘nothing’ whispers from their lips. Guilt and shame are s...

September 11, 2017

Self-acceptance is an individual's satisfaction or happiness with oneself. It allows you to feel good about being who you are – even with your failures, flaws, and mistakes. Self-acceptance is an essential part of good emotional health and allows you to simply enjoy be...

August 23, 2017

Erica McLaughlin is a registered yoga teacher and mind-body therapist offering classes to promote and support the quiet moments needed to cultivate connection to self. Her offering places great value on a person's own innate healing abilities and she aims to offer stud...

June 13, 2017

Have you ever felt backed into a corner? Maybe you have come to a place in your professional career where you would like to move on but your family situation constricts you to stay where you are. Maybe you are in a relationship that has become toxic and both the ideas...

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