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Reclaiming Boundaries: Doing, Being, and Emptying

Reclaiming Boundaries:  Doing, Being, and Emptying

As I reflect on my recent 10-Day Silent Meditation retreat and reintegrate into the “noise” of the busy world, I have been contemplating the subject of boundaries—more specifically, the lack of them and the inadequate understanding of what healthy boundaries are.

Restarting Your 7-Year Clock

Restarting Your 7-Year Clock

For good or ill, your current state of health has taken your lifetime to develop up to this point. In other words, your health is the long-term accumulation of your history and environment, and whatever daily habits, attitudes and activities you have practiced, knowingly or unknowingly.  

The Importance of Noticing (and Avoiding) Self-Sabotage

The Importance of Noticing (and Avoiding) Self-Sabotage

Self-doubt is a normal function whenever we engage with something that is unfamiliar. But it doesn't have to be a problem, and if we stick with it, it can actually draw us onward to succeed at things we never imagined were possible.

The Responsibility to Be Curious

The Responsibility to Be Curious

Fearing the unknown is natural, but ignoring it can be fatal.  When we become aware of sudden changes in our symptomology—our physical, mental, and emotional expressions of what is happening right now—our first reaction does not need to be denial or a terrified “Oh, no!”. 

Even A Healthy Diet Can’t Beat Lifestyle Overdrive

Even A Healthy Diet Can’t Beat Lifestyle Overdrive

An all-too-common complaint from people we see—many of them first-time clients—goes something like this: 

“I eat super healthy foods, only organic, I exercise all the time, and yet I’m still exhausted and find it hard to lose weight.  What am I missing?” 

Are You A Sensitive Spirit with Delicate Digestion?

Are You A Sensitive Spirit with Delicate Digestion?

In our clinical work at Zenshin institute, we often find that highly sensitive persons also tend to have delicate digestion and more “reactive” physical functions, for example in their immune systems.  

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