Aloha Dear One,
Most of this past weekend was good. I forgot about the pandemic for at least 3 hours solid. I gardened for a half-day. I enjoyed rainbows and butterflies. And then I hit my edge, hit my window of tolerance and got a wee bit pissy that my husband made fun of me. I took it personally. Ouch.
But the good news is that my nervous system stayed calm and I didn’t flood like I have in the past. I didn’t want to vaporize him as a defensive reaction. Thankfully, I continue to work a daily program of breath-work, yoga and creativity. I contemplate my place on this planet and in this relationship with a loving, tender presence. And I want to offer a few things to help you gain this resilience and build your toolkit of repair.
My favorite way to calm myself down and step into command central of my nervous system is to massage my vagus nerve with conscious breath-work. I’m eager to offer more about this vital tonic for well-being as we all could use a little extra tender, loving care.
If you wish to learn more, I encourage you to sign up for (another) free series below. Learn to ACTIVATE the vagus nerve to REBALANCE your nervous system and help boost your immune system and overall health!
Many people in this modern world suffer from overstimulated nervous systems and become desensitized to chronic stress.
Over time, this can lead to low vagal tone, which has been linked to a variety of mental and physical health issues, including chronic inflammation, neuro-degeneration, poor gut function, autoimmunity and cancer.
1. sign up free here, take what you can use, leave the rest
2. My favorite quote from last week. From Trudy Goodman:
3. My favorite Relationships boost yoga with Adriene
On Sunday, My beloved and I did this lovely yoga practice.
4. My offering today, 5/4/20:
Power by Amy Elizabeth
May the power be with you
(for force is over-rated).
May the power of peace that passes all understanding
tenderize your heart on a daily basis.
May your love may shine forth today
as you rededicate yourself
to your own greater well-being.
May you radiate the compassion for yourself
while enjoying skillful means with others.
It’s really the big both/and.
May your sense of knowing grow.
For when you release the grip
you receive the gift of tenderness;
when you release the pinch
you feel the flow of love,
when you release the negative self-talk
you love the company you keep with yourself.
Enlightened self-interest results in a (w)holy authentic you.
Solitude becomes a rich replenishment.
Energetic exchange becomes a soothing ebb and flow.
May it be so.