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Artful Touch is again offering sessions in Seattle

Hello again beloved clients and esteemed colleagues! It has been a very interesting time traveling and touring musically for the last two rotations of the sun. A lot of growth has happened and I’ve gained many things from the much

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For other Highly Sensitive People: Remember your tools.

Remember your electrified eggs of light surrounding you, maintaining your boundaries, granting you consent. Remember your visualizations, your symbols. Remember your breath and how it can blow anything away like a nearly weightless leaf. Remember to cough out the black.

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A special offer for activists and healers

My next grief recovery group, an 8 week grief recovery method course which begins Tuesday Jan 13th at 7pm, will be PAY WHAT YOU CAN, for ACTIVISTS and HEALERS. If I’ve sent you to this post, it’s because I support

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Artful Touch now offers Grief Recovery

Q: So, you’re one of those annoying grief counselors now? A: Not exactly Good news, everyone: I am now a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and that means Big Stuff. I talk a bit about why it’s a big deal and

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Brenè Brown: A video walkthrough

“Maybe stories are just data with a soul.” -Brené Brown I shared this 2010 TED speech about vulnerability long ago, and longer still before that, and I will keep periodically sharing and adding new talks as Brenè continues in her

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Artful Touch has moved to Suite 238

The end of an era has arrived – Artful Touch is no longer a massage and art studio. For over a year, I had a two room space, where I practiced bodywork, and created both art and music. It was

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Every breath is an opportunity to release.

Amazing how obviously simple truths from just the right angle at just the right time can be such profound experiences in our lives, isn’t it? Sorta like getting hit in the face with a brick you’ve known since kindergarden. In

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Taking Baseline Inventory: Less than 5 minutes.

Though the concept of taking a baseline was introduced to me originally as a weathervane tool to measure the before and after of somatics sessions, I’ve found that oftentimes even just taking the 5 minutes to guide my client (or

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Cleansing breathing exercise: Less than 5 minutes

Meditation has been one of the hardest self care practices to incorporate into my life thus far. I’ve tried multiple times over many years coming from many different places in my evolution to incorporate meditation into my existence and for

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No pain, no gain, right? Wrong.

In my work, I am consistently disheartened by the misconception that only massage that excessively hurts, works. Similarly, I notice a consistent misconception that deep tissue means only one thing: having someone steamroll painfully over spastic musculature to get to

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