Traditionally at Opening Spaces we help clients through hands-on bodywork therapy to get out of pain, feel better, and become more aligned. As many may know, working on the physical, creating balance and confidence in our structure has a positive affect on our psyche as well. These, of course, are beautiful benefits, but what […]
Many things have been on my mind lately, but at the top of the list is the concept of Process and Processing. In relation to my work, processing includes feeling, receiving, becoming aware of, and allowing an experience to fully move through—just like weather crossing the landscape.
The mind is the part of us that understands […]
This world is ripe and full with the yearning for love. We see it at every turn, every step, every defeat, every celebration. One of the greatest quests humans have is to reconcile and understand the essence of love.
We seem to have narrowed down our understanding to conditional and unconditional love. […]
Within each of us is the capacity to feel deeply. Not only is this felt-sense applicable to emotions, it is directly related to how we sense the world around us.
In our western culture, we have a ‘consensus’ as my friend calls it, a collective, unspoken agreement that we are living in a visible world and […]
As we grow, change and evolve, so do our concepts of boundaries. Shame, vulnerability and wholeheartedness researcher Brene Brown states beautifully ‘boundaries are the most loving thing you can give to someone.’ They actually help us define who we are at this moment in time and create the framework for […]
We are energetic beings. We also consist of elements. We are made of a 96% combination of hydrogen (stardust), oxygen, carbon and nitrogen. We also house calcium and phosphorous which, along with the previous, are essential or macro-minerals. In addition to these, we also require trace or micro-minerals for regulating body functions and building tissue.
“Boundaries are the most loving thing you can give to someone.” ~Brené Brown
What Are Boundaries and Why Do We Need Them?
Boundaries are edges and containers. They signify a limitation, and at the same time, they offer a barrier that gives us something to orient from. They are the edges to the maze, so to speak. For […]
In yoga, we often talk about the ‘felt sense’ of a pose or position—the inner feeling. At first, this inner space is not always familiar to us. We get so used to muscling through, gritting and going, without even realizing how much of ourselves we are leaving behind.
Of course, this applies […]
The act of surrender is at direct odds with our human psyche. It goes squarely against our biological programming for survival. Fight to the end. Ensure the continuation of the species. Use all your resources to find a way to make it happen. Never give up. Be strong. You can beat this. It […]