Inspirational Recovery Stories

The internet is rife with inspirational stories of people who have recovered despite the odds. Some of the most phenomenal are of people with brain injuries, either as the result of stroke or traumatic injury. Kirk Disrude ran the Chicago Marathon just 13 months after...

Cozy Up and Nourish Your Soul

What a good time of year to be talking about the third principle of stress resilience: nourish. As the weather has turned grey and cold, I yearn for comfort. Physical comfort is a predominant concern for me and as I’ve worked with this over the years I’ve learned that...

VIDEO – Soothe in the moment

What if you can’t have a hot bath right now?  How can you soothe yourself in the moment? In the past two videos, I’ve been talking about the principle of soothing your nervous system for stress resilience. That’s when you offer yourself an experience that makes...

VIDEO – Soothing Your Nervous System

It’s not for nothing that I named my practice Compassionate Support for Stressful Times. We are living in what are truly stressful times, ones that seem to us to be more stressful than ever. Here’s a short video that introduces you to the concept of soothing your...

I’m Intolerant

Not everyone is entitled to their opinion From a certain point of view, I’m not very tolerant. There is a saying, “Everyone’s entitled to their opinion.” I disagree. Opinions form the basis for action. Therefore some opinions, such as that those that hold that some...

Let it out!

When you’re wound up or freaked out, what are specific ways you can relieve your stress? In this 4-minute video I’m going to show you some. Maybe they’ll even make you laugh! Learn about these and other stress transformation tools in the Yoga-based Stress Resilience...