State Shifting

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We’ve all been there – we are upset about something – perhaps a fight with our partner, a stressor at work, or someone just cut you off in the car on the way to your local coffee shop. You get in line to order your morning latte and boom! The barista says hello and you can’t help but feel angry at this other human being talking to you. Poor barista!

Our emotions can often overflow in this way. We are humans- full of feelings and sometimes we need a little state shifting to move us from the funk towards feeling and operating more authentically to who we want to be in that situation.

So, what is state shifting? Continue reading “State Shifting”

Seasons and Transitions

Change is the one constant. We hear that often.

We see it all around us: whether it be in nature with the weather or seasons – or in technology – (new version of a smartphone already?)- things are always moving and often very fast.

For some of us, this can take a toll on our emotional and mental health. It’s almost like powering through a meal and not knowing what you just ate to fuel your body. This can make us feel sick or lethargic.

What’s the antidote? Continue reading “Seasons and Transitions”

Rain

The Bay Area was plummeted by rain this weekend.

It’s amazing how after a long while of no rain, being confined to indoors can feel either refreshing or the opposite: restricting.

I am reminded by how rain can be a parallel to the difficult emotions life seems to give us. It can force us to slow down, stay inside, get under the covers with a hot cup of tea and reflect on what is inside. Continue reading “Rain”