You Will Be Misunderstood

By Susan Shehata / March 12, 2021 /

You Will Be Misunderstood. Just like any of us, throughout my life, there have been times when I have been misunderstood—when my chosen words, tone, intention or the way I process information gets perceived differently than I intend.** And it’s hard. Every. Single. Time. Sometimes, the misunderstanding is rooted in something more inherent to me,…

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Create a Grown-Up Calm Corner

By Susan Shehata / February 26, 2021 /

In this collectively stressful time, it is important to have things that help regulate your brain and body at your fingertips. This is a prime example of creating a space that better supports you. Regulation refers to the fact that when we are stressed, or triggered into past trauma, our nervous system goes out of…

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On Loneliness

By Susan Shehata / December 19, 2020 /

Due to the parameters of a Covid holiday season, I know many are navigating loneliness. But this is also nothing new. Even before Covid, nearly 50% of Americans surveyed said they experienced loneliness. So, I want to share some things that I hope can validate your experience and lead you towards solutions. Loneliness is considered…

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Let’s Release the Core Obstacles that Keep you Stuck

By Susan Shehata / November 11, 2020 /

What if you felt safe, confident and supported–no matter what? What if you finally got to the root of what ails you? What if you broke through your fears and came out strong and successful on the other side? You know what you are seeking: * A life of purpose * Energy and health *…

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Neurodiversity is a Fact

By Susan Shehata / November 3, 2020 /

Are you neurodivergent? You very well may be and not even know it! Neurodiversity is a biological fact regarding the variations of neurocognitive functioning in human beings. Often, we perceive others through the lens of neurotypical (a brain that functions within the standards of the dominant paradigm) and neurodivergent (a brain that functions differently than…

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Why your Friend, Tom, Won’t Change his Mind

By Susan Shehata / November 2, 2020 /

As you may recall from my previous writings, a Core Belief is a belief you have about yourself, others or the world. They are fairly solid by the age of five. (Yes, you read that right) These are raw, primal and primarily subconscious beliefs that center around core needs like worth, safety, belonging and freedom. …

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How Does Emotional Energy Pollution Impact You?

By Susan Shehata / October 1, 2020 /

Are you feeling an excessive amount of fatigue, tension, irritability or straight up rage, especially after you’ve been interacting with others—in real life or social media?   That, my friends, is called Emotional Energy Pollution (EEP). It is a concept we teach about in Rebirthing-Breathwork, and it is imperative to your well-being that you know…

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Acknowledging the “isms”

By Susan Shehata / September 25, 2020 /

There is a contingent of folks who will eagerly acknowledge classism, but will deny racism, sexism, ableism, or any other “ism.”   Why?   Probably because they, or those close to them, have either personally experienced classism or they are more able to witness it in society, because it is more visible or tangible to…

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We Cannot Solve Racial Injustice in a Vacuum

By Susan Shehata / August 26, 2020 /

Let me make this 1000% clear, if it is not already:   Our current world was INTENTIONALLY set up to be hierarchical.   As a large part of that, race, an artificial construct, was created to dehumanize, minimize, traumatize and often eradicate a large portion of humanity. This has been proven time and time again—through…

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Do We Have Crystals in our Brains?

By Susan Shehata / August 19, 2020 /

Do we have crystals in our brains? Why does my dog have to position themselves “just so” when they poop?   These are probably questions you have NEVER asked yourself. (Ok, maybe that second one)   Magnetoreception is the sense that allows organisms to perceive things like altitude and location. It’s what helps creatures with…

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