Today’s the day where I begin my Vidoe/Audio Episodes! I had to take a step back from doing them every single day. It got to be way too much; can you imagine?
I had such an incredible weekend. Of course, it was challenging at times, because there were things I was walking through and sitting with, but I was expecting it. All is good!
I am in the process of putting my list together for the things I will need for being out on the road. I am looking through Marketplace and other places to find things that are not so crazy expensive. It’s crazy how much they up prices when something gets popular, but it is what it is. I understand supply and demand, but hole cow.
The biggest thing is finding a tent without the fire-retardant chemicals on it. Warning labels are on the box/bag on tents, from California, that says it causes cancer. Whaaat???
Yes, those tents are way less costly money wise but if you want a tent without it, it costs upwards of $300+ to get one? Wow…
Right now, I am in the process of looking for someone who can build me a sleeping and storage platform in my Outback. I am testing out different ways in the meantime to sleep in there and finding that front to back, when the back seat is folded down, there is a tilt. If I choose to use a blow-up mattress in the back seat that takes up a lot of room. Still in the process, so I’ll surely see what ends up working for me.
I really like the idea of the platform/storage and putting out there to find someone locally to Central/South Florida who is a carpenter and is looking for a cool project to work on!
Ok, so I just wanted to talk about the weekend quickly and how I started working on the new process I found out about for healing trauma. It fits well into my protocol because it involves the physical body, and I have always been into using the body for healing. I used to do body work, so I constantly research things for myself anyway. Anything I use for healing, for the most part, uses the body in the process.
The Mind/Body connection is a real thing.
I don’t know how long it will take, but I will tell you, it has begun. I am doing an exercise called the Starfish. What I do know is that a lot of our fears and traumas get stuck in our muscles/physiology. I have read about this sort of thing for a long time.
Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk does a lot of work with Veterans and PTSD, and I read his book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Very good information to start to understand this.
I believe I have found this something that will absolutely help with me with the fear and trauma. It all has to do with the Stress Response – Fight/Flight/Flea/Fawn and the Moro Reflex.
Unless you have had the perfect mother and birth experience, trauma begins in utero. I have known this for a long time, personally, but couldn’t figure out what that missing link was. That is, until I had that conversation with my longtime friend, that I hadn’t spoken to in years.
He made me aware of this…
This is my ah-hah moment on how to help myself fully heal and integrate. I am just at the beginning of this and bringing it to light in my own world. I am curious and love to research. The mind/body connection is all part of this healing process.
Now, until I see what happens with this, I will share something that has helped me for years calm me down during a stressful moment.
I’ve said it before, this is just a reminder. Just place your hands on your heart and breathe. Let’s start here. In for the count of 7, hold for the count of 7 and out for the count of 7. This will get you through on moment-to-moment stressors.
What ever comes next in the process of The Ride of My Life!