The interconnectedness of the physical body to the emotional and mental bodies

Over the last month, I’ve been revisiting some anatomy as part of my biodynamic craniosacral therapy studies. In particular, I wanted to revisit the spheno-basalar junction (SBJ for short), which is the area where the sphenoid bone (this is a bone inside your head which you can’t really touch except for the sides of the greater wings which are pretty much where your temples are) and the occipital bone (the bone at the base of your skull), meet. Here’s a picture of it circled in red for you below (the view is from the top of your head looking down). The sphenoid bone is the top half and the occiput bone is the bottom part highlighted in green.

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When doing nothing is actually doing something!

We live pretty busy lives – I get it. I don’t know about you, but as a small business owner, I always feel like I have to be doing something in order to feel like I’m actually doing something productive for my business (e.g. I need to constantly be thinking of new content, avenues to market to my audience, ways to build my clientele, things I can improve and automate, etc). Not only that, as a human being, I feel extremely UNCOMFORTABLE doing nothing, and I frequently catch myself reaching for the phone and mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook and Instagram feed to kill some time whilst I’m waiting for my coffee or waiting for anything in general.

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Why you shouldn’t dismiss the practice of gratitude

This month I’m going to step away from the physical side of our health and focus on something a bit more “esoteric” or “New Age speak”. I’m talking about the practice of gratitude. I feel that so many of us spend a lot of time focusing on the negative aspects of our lives as opposed to the positives. For example, we focus on the fact that we never have enough money, we’re so stressed out, we wished we had straight hair (instead of the natural curly hair that you have), you might have a bit more padding around that belly than you’d like, etc. Sound familiar? 

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