Heart Intelligence

Our Beloved Nervous System

Our nervous system function happens automatically, going back and forth between the two poles of sympathetic activation and parasympathetic relaxation. In a healthy and resilient nervous system, we go between the two as needed, defaulting to the relax and heal parasympathetic system most of the time. That balance can be disturbed when we have experienced …

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Remembering

‘This is the story of how we begin to remember’ Paul Simon wrote a song called ‘Under African Skies’ years back, and that refrain has been playing in my head these last days. I’ve been re-membering, gathering parts of myself that have been dormant, or forgotten… With more time with myself, sheltering in place alone, …

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The Eye of The Storm

This is the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere, yet it seems like the hibernation is just beginning! It’s time to remember that these are the times that we have practiced for. Thank goodness that we have built skills of wisdom and strength and continue to work on a nervous system that is able …

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The Importance of Heart/Mind Coherence

‘Coherence’ is a term used by scientists who make it their business to measure wellness, and qualify and quantify our optimum function. Defined, it is a highly efficient physiological state in which all of our systems are in harmonious function. It is a high level of of ‘operation’ in which we have the access to …

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