Michele Trump, CHHC, CFSP, LMP

Gratitude Is Good Medicine

Gratitude is always good medicine. Bringing our attention to what we are grateful for, all of our experiences, including the challenging ones, generates healing, growth and expansion with the nourishing energy of love.  Read More

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Taking Inventory Of Your Energy

Everything from our thoughts to work responsibilities, social engagements, eating, exercise, daily household tasks, activities of interest and anything else we are called to do have the potential to invigorate or deplete our energy stores depending on the integrity of our foundation.  Read More

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Why We Need An Open Line Of Communication With The Body

Listening to the messages of the body is a highly effective way to achieve a clearer sense of what forms of nourishment we are in need of at any given time, and is very helpful during times of seasonal transition. Read More

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Listen In

Do you trust the wisdom you are receiving from your body? Read More

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Kindful Movement

One of the things I’m doing differently these days is moving my body in ways that I enjoy and support the energy balance I’m in need of. I move for my health. I move because it feels good and I feel good inside and out. I move to reduce stress. I move to boost my mood. I move for fun. I move for peace. I move to connect with nature. I move to get unstuck. I move to get energy flowing. I move to create space. I move with others. I move as a spiritual practice. I move for my heart, my bones, my muscles, joints, tendons, brain, organs, skin and everything in between. I move to know myself better. All in all, my motivation is wholeness. Read More

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Integrating Stillness

As simple as a conscious breath, feeling the sensation of my feet touching the ground, to a walk in nature or preparing a meal mindfully and with love. These are just a few ways to connect with the stillness within. Read More

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Courageous Stillness



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"Stillness Requires Courage" -Danielle LaPorte 

Stillness is often uncomfortable, therefore I do believe it requires courageous presence. Generally speaking, it's a very uncommon practice in our culture. Our society tends to place more value on being busy, high productivity, and external success. This momentum can be very hard to break away from. I have recently discovered for myself how challenging it is to go against the grain and slow way down. For better or worse (it is actually for the better), I have been dealing with some health issues that have helped me see how necessary it is for me to stop doing so much and focus on my healing.

Taking a dose of my own medicine, I have given myself permission to rest, to say no to things that I don't have the time or energy for, and honor my needs to do less and simply BE. Well, easier said than done. While my body is welcoming this time to restore, my mind has been resistant. When I slow down from "doing", my Inner Critic chimes in and starts pushing all the buttons that feed my self-doubt, worries and fears that only create more stress. Some of the common negative self talk sounds like, "you're not doing enough", "everything will fall apart", "you're lazy", "you're not good enough", "you haven't earned a break", "who will do it if you don't?" You get the picture. Sound familiar?

When I sit with that voice and hear what it's saying, I am deeply saddened that I have talked to myself this way. Over this period of slowing down, I realized that the fear and limiting beliefs that come from the Inner Critic have been pushing me to the point of exhaustion, and my health has suffered as a result.

Setting the intention to slow down and nurture myself has been one of the most healing practices I've done, especially due to what the discomfort has taught me about myself and the opportunity to explore those limiting beliefs. It doesn't mean I am sitting on the couch staring into space all day. It's more about creating space to be, to radically nourish myself, to consciously quiet the mind, and when those thoughts arise that start to push my fear buttons, I am practicing breathing into it and letting it go, a meditation in action. It's a practice because the mind is active and it takes an ongoing effort to recognize when I am getting pulled off course, and when I do, to bring myself back to the present moment.

With stillness and presence, I am more connected with my whole self, and aware of the things I do that distract me from my intention. My body has the opportunity to heal and restore health. Just as our digestive system needs that time in between meals to break down food, absorb nutrients and eliminate waste, other aspects of our body, mind and spirit also need space to discern what is nourishing and what to let go of.

Stillness requires courage because it's often so much easier to go with the momentum of life. Being busy can be a welcome distraction from feeling our emotions or listening to our inner wisdom about what will truly feed our whole being. As challenging as the struggles of the body and mind may be, there is wisdom to be gained and blessings to be found.



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Creating Space for Self Care

In a culture of go-go-go and do more, it often does take effort to create space to slow down and tune in to what we need to feel grounded and nourished. Read More

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A Healing Balm For The Heart

A simple, yet powerful healing practice for soothing the body, mind, heart and soul in the midst of chaos, busyness, change, illness, emotional turmoil and suffering. Read More

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Transitioning into Fall

Discover ways to transition into fall that promote warmth from within, ignite your digestive fire, improve your energy, support your immune system and soothe your whole being so that you feel healthy, strong and more in balance physically, mentally and emotionally. Read More

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