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Let Me Help You Move Through (& Release) Difficult Emotions

    A few years ago I became a Death Doula. You would think as a physician we would be taught in detail about the death and dying process in medical school, but we weren’t.  Not at all. We were taught how to pronounce someone dead, how to perform advanced life support to try to stave off death, how to sign a death certificate… but never about the intricacies of it: what the body feels and experiences as the soul prepares to leave it what the dying process looks like what order the organ systems shut down in and how …

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Sudden Loss and Unexpected Grief… Holistic Ways To Help Your Body Find Relief

  I recently became a Death Doula. You would think as a physician we would be taught in detail about the death and dying process in medical school, but we weren’t. Not at all. We were taught how to pronounce someone dead, how to preform advanced life support to try to stave off death, how to sign a death certificate… but never about the intricacies of it: what the body feels and experiences as the soul prepares to leave it, what the dying process looks like, what order the organ systems shut down in and how that looks and feels, …

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The Healing Process of Grief

Grief after experiencing a sudden loss can knock your feet right out from under you. Whether from the death of a loved one, a trauma, a job loss or divorce, severe illness, surgery, or any other unexpected change, it can be hard to endure… …both emotionally and physically exhausting.   In my healing work as a physician, I’ve found that real life experiences of trauma and grief don’t look like what I learned grief is “supposed” to look like from my training in medical school. I still remember learning all about the classic model of the grief process, set forth …

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The Healing Process Of Grief

Grief after experiencing a sudden loss or unexpected change in circumstance can knock your feet right out from under you.   Whether from the death of a loved one, a trauma, a job loss or divorce, severe illness, surgery, or any other unexpected change, it can be hard to endure… …both emotionally and physically exhausting. But it can also make room for growth. For survival, for strength, and ultimately, for a new you to emerge. Even if you are forced to become a new version of you that you never even wanted to be… …the process of grief is actually …

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Release Stuck Emotions To Truly, Deeply Heal

The theme of releasing stuck emotions has come up several times in the past week with my private patients, so I’m going to take that as a gentle nudge to repost this article on my blog. It’s perfect timing, because fall is a natural time to release and shed all that no longer serves you. As the saying goes, you only have to glance at the beautiful changing colors on the fall trees outside right now to see how very beautiful it is to let go. But what if you are feeling stuck? I’ve got you covered. Read on:   …

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The Quickest Way To Heal Is To Surrender, Here’s How

Surrendering is safe.   Working intuitively with patients all over the globe, I’ve learned a lot about loss, grief and healing. I can say for a fact that what heals people in real life contrasts quite vividly to what I *learned* about grief and healing in med school. I still remember being in medical school and learning all about the classic model of the grief process, set forth by the amazing and brave Elisabeth Kubler-Ross:   D A B D A (I’m sure many of my readers, who are also healers, are familiar with this acronym:) meaning: D — denial …

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Release Stuck Emotions To Improve Your Health (Here’s How)

  As energy naturally flows through your body, it gives rise to emotions… emotions are the body’s natural energetic release valve.     Often we are tempted to label this as a bad thing…. as something gone wrong if we are feeling something intense. But when energy is flowing through your body — this is never a bad thing. Change and flow and sensation and emotion are all essential to life. The body giving rise to emotions and symptoms is a really good thing. When the energy is flowing unrestricted through your body, you are releasing the old and welcoming …

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