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Fear: Quick Tips

By Susan Shehata / May 6, 2020 /

Chances are you have been experiencing fear. Here is a brief overview on how to walk with these feelings, as they continue to emerge.   ACKNOWLEDGE All emotion is neutral, including fear. Fear is simply communicating that something does not feel ok. It seeks to protect us from a perceived threat. Our job is to…

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Can we Acknowledge our Own Ignorance?

By Susan Shehata / May 6, 2020 /

This pandemic has the potential to teach us great empathy.   I watch people with varying perceptions and philosophies bump heads about what is the “best” way to act, at this time.   I know many folks expressing frustration and anger about the irresponsibility of quarantine protesters and people who refuse to wear masks.  …

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Looking for Certainty

By Susan Shehata / May 6, 2020 /

I have friends that lean into science or politics or spirituality or religion or “conspiracy” or a combo meal.   But one thing I see as the through line, from most people, is a desire for certainty—consciously or unconsciously.   We always want certainty—perhaps, even more now that we are in upheaval.   This is…

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The Immune System and your Personal Power

By Susan Shehata / April 26, 2020 /

  Feeling powerless about your health, right now?   Back in the early 80’s, my father (aka the plant scientist), researched the role of stress on the health of plants. The immune system of a plant is not as complex as that of a human, but the underlying wisdom is similar.   For years, he…

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A Family Friendly Sex Parable for our Times

By Susan Shehata / February 25, 2020 /

  Storytime. A long, long time ago, when Unity Consciousness was the prevailing force on the planet, there were those that understood that certain activities brought humans closer together. Sex was one of the activities that created connection and unity. Then, along came those who sought to disrupt unity consciousness. Because a divided people were…

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The Four Main Trauma Responses

By Susan Shehata / January 2, 2020 /

Recently, I shared a trauma series over on my new Instagram account (susan.shehata). I thought it would be beneficial to do an overview here, as well. When it comes to trauma responses, most people are familiar with Fight or Flight. Some are even familiar with Freeze. But do you know about Fawn? It’s also sometimes…

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Emily’s Breathwork Journey

By Susan Shehata / October 23, 2019 /

  In 2012, a friend introduced me to rebirthing breathwork, and I committed to the recommended 10-session program.  I was 36 at the time.   In the course of that year, my life shifted in ways which created an entirely new foundation upon which my current life was built – and, with whole heart and…

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What is Medical Trauma?

By Susan Shehata / October 23, 2019 /

  Medical Trauma. It’s not something that we talk about a lot, if at all. In fact, even in my 15+ years working actively with clients on trauma, I wasn’t all that familiar with it. Or rather, I didn’t think of it as a unique subset of trauma, but it is. I give thanks to…

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What Are You Resisting?

By Susan Shehata / August 30, 2019 /

    Once upon a time, in my stage combat class, I learned how to fall properly.   One of the keys to a safe pratfall, is to flow with the movement, avoiding any resistance, as you roll into the fall. The resistance, which usually stems from fear, is actually where much of the potential…

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Are You Minimizing Yourself and Others?

By Susan Shehata / July 16, 2019 /

Yesterday, I observed a woman denying that an advertisement was offensive, simply because it didn’t offend HER, personally.   In my humble opinion, I believe there is a more empathetic, and socially effective approach we can choose.   See, I don’t believe it is my place to define someone else’s trauma.  The woman can choose…

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