“When you are down, you deserve more love, not less. Where we deprive ourselves of love is where we need it most. When the dark comes, tell it what it wants so deeply to hear, that you are loved, that you are loved in all of your shadow, in all of your light, in all of the various stages of your life.” Sarah Blondin
Loving ourselves in our dark moments is one of our most challenging tasks.
Usually, when we are having a hard time, our inner critic is raging at us, and actually preventing self-compassion from soothing our ragged heart. It takes great courage to not collapse into overwhelm.
At those moments, I find it helpful to create a shift, even the tiniest one, as a way to move towards love. Going for a walk, any type of movement, deep breathing exercises, listening to a guided meditation, or even just letting one thing you are grateful for in this life come to mind, and really letting yourself feel the sense of gratitude in your body, can help create a shift. One of my go-to’s are guided meditations by Sarah Blondin on her podcast Live Awake, found on the app Insight Timer, or on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/liveawakepodcast).
I am a Heart and Soul Eating Coach, yoga teacher, Somatic Experiencing practitioner in-training, and human rights lawyer. I can help you connect with the wisdom of your body to transform challenges around eating, digestion and body image. Such symptoms may include overeating, emotional eating, compulsive/binge eating, constant dieting or restrictions, excess weight, poor body image, digestive problems, fatigue, anxiety, or general life overwhelm. I have struggled with many of these issues myself, and I know the pain and suffering of abandoning ourselves. I also know there is another way, and it is my deep joy to guide clients back to their inner knowing. By using concrete tools, body-based practices, and wisdom teachings, I will help you address the root causes of your challenges, facilitate your body’s innate capacity for wholeness and joy, and create the sense of thriving that you desire. My approach embraces self-compassion, body love, and greater self-expression as tools for integration. I am certified as an eating psychology coach through the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. I have also been trained or practiced with experts in conscious parenting (Dr. Shefali) self-care (Suzi Lula) and the Conscious Leadership Group (Annmarie Chereso). I am currently completing the Somatic Experiencing training program, which is a body-based trauma healing modality.