Embodying your No… First steps out of fear and into Love

This part can be tricky. My ‘No’ is usually highly activated, full of anger, disappointment, hurt, and fear. It’s hard to stay connected to my center and my power when I want to express No: mostly because I’m afraid of rejection…. will my No be accepted? And also the fear of the other person’s reaction…Continue reading “Embodying your No… First steps out of fear and into Love”

Sometimes your Yes doesn’t make sense

“Why don’t you move to London?”, said the guy I had been with twice. “What are you afraid of?”, he asked, noticing my hesitation to kiss him as we waited for the night bus. “Do you want to teach Embody?”, when I had never been to a class, didn’t teach movement, and “wasn’t a dancer”.Continue reading “Sometimes your Yes doesn’t make sense”

Embodying your Yes… A simple practice to make room for what feels good

I’ve spent a lot of time in my life doing what I thought would make other people happy, whether it was my parents or friends or teachers or church leaders or bosses. At the time it didn’t necessarily feel good for me, but I also didn’t have another way to express, “No, I don’t wantContinue reading “Embodying your Yes… A simple practice to make room for what feels good”

Sometimes ‘No’ Feels like Sh*t

A bomb went off in my life recently; all because of one word: No. I’ve avoided saying No for most of my life. I was afraid that it would create conflict, make me look selfish, and I thought the right thing to do was to go along with what the other party wanted. Obedience wasContinue reading “Sometimes ‘No’ Feels like Sh*t”