Updated: Jan 27
What I’m reading: “The Body Keeps Score” by Bessel Van Der Kolk. I read this book a few years ago but just picked it up again recently. It’s a must read for anyone who wants to understand trauma and how it affects both the brain and the body. You could read this multiple times and get fascinating insight every time.
Music I’m loving: I've been listening to a lot of Jimi Hendrix lately... my favorite being "Little Wing"
Quote that resonated: In women who run with the wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Speakewithin us is the old one who collects bones. Within us there are the soul-bones of this wild self. Within us is the potential to be fleshed out again as the creature we once were. Within us are the bones to change ourselves and our world. Within us is the breath and our truths and longings – together they are the song, the creation hymn we have been yearning to sing
Idea that’s on my mind:My mom is the epitome of the mother archetype. Nurturing, kind, good, humble, sweet, never says no, takes on everyones burdens, never shows her pain, constantly giving all of herself, totally and completely selfless.
I always thought these were beautiful qualities, but I sure didn’t want to be like her. I wanted to be like my dad, he was the one with the power, who always got his way while my mother rushed around keeping everything perfect.
Lesson learned this week:The year is releasing itself, letting go with the kind of intense beauty that never fails to inspire awe in me. There was a time I used to dread this season, sensing the darkness closing in; the claustrophobia of the encroaching winter. Now I see how beautiful this time of year is. The sun is…
You can dent the soul and bend it. You can hurt it and scar it. You can leave the marks of illness upon it, and the scotch marks of fear. But it does not die, for it is protected by ‘La Loba’ in the underworld. She is both the finder and incubator of bones…