Spotting the Differences

We all have our stories. Whether they are true or not, we have stories that we tell ourselves to make sense of the world. When things are uncomfortable – like we get pain in our bodies or our hearts – sometimes those stories (whether true or not…) may not serve us in the healthiest and most open ways. Pain can create disconnection with ourselves and others, we can shut down, close out the world, withdrawing into our own story of how we got here in the first place. And anything that threatens that story can be rejected outright, to preserve what we know, even if what we know is painful.

Differentiation can be a hard thing to do, but simple. Just noticing something that you’re not used to changes perspective, and may actually lead you to more easeful ways to move through your life. Remember those “spot the difference” pictures in the backs of some kids magazines? Two pictures look identical at first, but you look a little closer, and start to see differences. When I was a kid, it got so excited to find those differences! Something new & fresh! (TBH, I still get excited) The first step in changing habits & stories that no longer serve us is to notice what’s there, without judgement, guilt, or another story to pile on top of it. From there, we can start to notice what’s a little bit different. Nothing too drastic – we still maintain the story – but we can start to shift that story little by little by spotting the differences. The brain loves habits, but the brain also loves novelty to learn new habits. Novelty creates new neural pathways in the brain, helping you learn new actions, clearing the way for new connections inside the body, and out.

Somatics is a great way to gently and safely find ways out of pain by taking the time to get to know your habits and body stories. Creating a safe space at first to allow awareness, then you can trust yourself to move into other new, fresh place for change. Slow movement makes for big changes! Try this free soma scan to get a sense of how to start noticing “what is” in your body, and then explore any little differences that you might not expect to be there. See what happens from the new connections.

Supporting Each Other in Changing Habits

A little walk through the woods to show that your brain can create new pathways, even if it’s scary & new.

Happy New Year, Lovely Somas!

2021 represents a symbolic fresh new start to release patterns from the past, and grow into a better and hopeful future. We have the power within us to bring great change to our bodies, our minds, and the world around us. You may have developed some not-so-healthy habits in the past year that may be great for short-term self-care, but maybe not so great for long term (I know I have. ‘Hello lots of bread & red wine’) So how do we make new, healthier habits? Basically, the same way you created the ones that no longer serve you.

Your brain loves patterns. In my latest video, I talk about how brain patterns are like paths in the woods. Even though it may be scary, we have the power to create new paths for ourselves. Let’s work together to support this in each other in the coming year – creating new paths for ourselves, and the world.

I am suspending my Thursday classes for a bit – our remote school schedule has shifted into that Thursday time. I am still seeing students online for private sessions, and working to expand my online class library! Reach out to me if you have any questions about, well, anything!

All the best in good health, and well-being,


Class Downloads

Check out a free soma scan, seated movement routine, and more here.

Private Sessions

Schedule a private session here. Private sessions are a great way to identify those spots that cause a reaction, but could be an empowered response. We’ll work together to find movements that can help relieve pain, create more ease, and a routine that fits into your daily life.
Curious if a one-with-one online session would work for you? I offer free 15 minute consults via Zoom or by phone.