143: HEALING: Victoria Albina on somatics, nerditry and healing

143: HEALING: Victoria Albina on somatics, nerditry and healing

It’s episode #143 and I’m chatting with Victoria Albina, Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s Degree in Public Health.  This was such a great conversation! Victoria is intelligent, deep, knowledgeable and wise.  We talked about how to identify when you’re defaulting to...
Episode #34 :: The Princess and The Pea + Sukie Baxter

Episode #34 :: The Princess and The Pea + Sukie Baxter

Today I’m chatting with Sukie Baxter, a friend and colleague from Seattle. Sukie is a behaviorist who believes that if you can’t feel your own body, you will be constantly searching for something “out there” to fill your emptiness and make you feel alive. And, well,...
Writing through painful memories and trauma (with a capital T and a little t)

Writing through painful memories and trauma (with a capital T and a little t)

This is a real and common challenge – how do we write about the compelling parts of our personal history when those tragic, comedic and painful memories are often tied to trauma that is still humming away inside of ourselves? (If you’d like this post as a PDF,...
On being (almost) run over by a big truck

On being (almost) run over by a big truck

It was a Friday night, I needed to get outside, so I took a quick walk to the grocery store closest to my house – about four blocks away. I stopped at the streetlights. When the walk sign went on, I started across the mostly empty street. I’ve had enough close...