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“Get up offa that Thing”

Another study confirms James’s Browns advise to “Get up offa that thing….you’ll feel better” So although running for an hour blunts the risks for chronic illness it does not eliminate risks if we are sitting (with lots of screen time) and lying down for the other 23 hours. Check out James Brown on U-Tube showing us how to...

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Gut bacteria & mental health

Research on gut bacteria– the “micro-biome”– is exploding and lending new insights to mental and physical health. The increasing imbalance of intestinal bacteria is being linked to health problems from allergies, auto-imunity, obesity, anxiety and depression (drweil.com).  This new human study published in Psychopharmacology by Oxford neurobiologists shows how supporting healthy gut bacteria helps us feel less anxious....

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Life…Happens in the Body.

Of late, I often feel overwhemed by social media.  And two friends in the last day mentioned they’ve chosen pretty much to stay off of it. In this frame of mind, I was surprised and moved reading this sign in front of Green Apple Books today.  Oh yeah–like Somatic Experiencing, life force is here, right...

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Somatic Experiencing Info session Nov. 21, 2014, 5:15-7:30PM

On November 21, 2014 from 5:15-7:30, join Mary Scheib FNP SEP and this group for a playful, informative Somatic Experiencing educational and experiential session.  Learn how trauma and stress dis-regulates your nervous system and how Somatic Experiencing sets up the conditions for the system to re-regulate and heal itself.   Get a taste of simple, powerful practice...

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Nervous System needs rest

This NY Times article reminds me of how Somatic Experiencing ® (SE) shows us the natural movement of our nervous system from activation to deactivation all day long.  Just being in the here and now and becoming  aware of the “felt sense” of “charge and discharge helps our systems function more fully. In Somatic Experiencing...

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Trauma is Intergenerational

Animal and human studies show trauma is passed from mother to fetus.  These early memories of trauma are implicit or non-conscious.  We access them through the body memory of sensation in Somatic Experiencing.  Other studies show that access the memory whether implicit or explicit is a slightly unstable event where learning  and change in the nervous system...

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love notes–widening the view

I’ve been walking by this chain link fence in my neighborhood for sometime now, enjoying a changing message posted there: “you are here”  “I love you” “Hello again”.   By whom, I did not know. This one says, ” In all my life I never met anyone as beautiful as you.”  Each time I encounter...

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Do Gut Bacteria Rule our Minds?

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds? In an Ecosystem Within Us, Microbes Evolved to Sway Food Choices By Jeffrey Norris on August 15, 2014 | Email | Print It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us – which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold – may very well be affecting both...

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Low-Carb Diet Linked to Greater Weight Loss Than Low-Fat Diet

Low-Carb Diet Linked to Greater Weight Loss Than Low-Fat Diet By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD A low-carbohydrate diet is associated with greater weight reduction than a low-fat diet among obese adults, according to an Annals of Internal Medicine study. Roughly 150 obese adults who were...

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Links: Mindfulness & Meditation

San Francisco Zen Center. Lineage Suzuki Roshi. Access to Zen.  Lien Shutt. San Francisco Shambala. Tibetan Buddhism. Chogyam Trunga Rinpoche Spirit Rock, Insight Meditation Center.  irest–Yoga Nidra. Richard Miller, founder. Guided Meditative Inquiry and Yoga Therapy.

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