Moving THROUGH Pain

By the end of work today, my back was achy, feeling weirdly weak, and I was just tense all around. When I got home I put on music right away and started dancing. My only requirement was to keep moving one song to the next. As I moved my body started to generate heat all over. Anger rose up. As I danced, images of irritating situations came to mind. I kept going. People who overstepped my boundaries came to mind. Moments when I didn’t assert. Didn’t speak up. It felt like my body was on fire on the inside. I

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How to let more of you OUT

“It’s like everything inside of me wants to get OUT,” I told her. I knew I held stuff in. But damn, I didn’t know how much. Until my body told me. In the form of nausea, restlessness, and serious anxiety almost every day for the last year. My body was giving me two choices: either find new and more extreme ways to squash this energy or learn to release it. So I started to let it out; tears, tears, tears, coughing, screaming, shaking, singing, writing, talking… and more tears. Releasing all the energy from feelings I’d never let myself feel.

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The opportunity in WAITING

Single life in the city is really hard. The truth is I don’t wanna carry my bike up a tiny, winding staircase after a long day of work anymore. I want help with things. I want someone to eat breakfast with. And oh yea, I want to be held. But what’s also true is that these days won’t last forever. This season will change, as they all do. And I will miss it. Tonight in my kitchen (my favorite place to be) I was blasting my favorite tunes and had this thought: someday I’ll look back onmy single days in

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the gift of feeling

    I spent 20+ years building walls around my own heart. To the people closest to me, I often came across as uncaring, selfish and cold. Thing is, I was terrified of showing I cared. The truth is I was highly highly sensitive and thought if I let my feelings show I’d overwhelm myself and others. The Latin root of the word emotion is movere, meaning, “to move.” Emotions move energy, they move us to action, AND they move other people. If I show genuine emotion there’s a good chance it will move, or stir something up, in the

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Is there any meaning in depression?

What’s something that hurts too much to think about? Maybe it’s a strained relationship with a family member a loss of someone you love a loved one who’s sick Maybe it’s a toxic job you know you’ve settled for a toxic relationship you know you’ve settled for Maybe it’s your painful past, or maybe all of the above. For me, for instance, in the last year or so, it’s been the reality that getting married and having kids might not happen for me. It might! But it also might not. The “might not” has been at the forefront and has

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what do i wanna do with this day?

At 23 I quit my first (and pretty much only) full time job as an adult. I started teaching yoga but had hours and hours of open time. And to be honest, I had no clue what to do with it. I got lazy. And bored. And sometimes depressed. Why? Cuz I’d never had to access the part of me that knows what I want to do (as is typical in high school, college, and most workplaces, other people made those decisions for me). That part of me needed time to wake up. Almost 10 years later, that part of

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body centered coaching sessions

Starting this month (June 2018), I’ll be offering private, body-centered coaching sessions out of my home in the North End of Boston. Body-centered sessions will include the integration of gentle movement and breath work into a traditional coaching/talk therapy approach. Why the integration? Couple reasons: Talk therapy and coaching are wonderful vehicles to healing BUT often miss out on the direct and very critical communication coming from our bodies. For instance, the way your stomach starts to get queasy every time you’re at a certain kind of social event or the way your chronic headaches get even more intense when

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    Jim J.

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    "It's been about nutrition but it's been even more about creating space for what I really want to come into my life."

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    "I'm really pleased at the changes I've been able to make and STICK WITH while working with Jody."
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    Nancy A.

    "I'm no longer obsessed with what I'm going to eat. I have freedom to think about things besides food."
    2013-09-15T00:47:28+00:00
    "I'm no longer obsessed with what I'm going to eat. I have freedom to think about things besides food."

    Amanda M.

    I feel more energetic and much more positive about my eating and myself! Jody is a wonderful and encouraging coach!
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    I feel more energetic and much more positive about my eating and myself! Jody is a wonderful and encouraging coach!

    Nancy A.

    "Jody has been an inspirational force in my life. Not only do I eat better, but I'm able to handle difficult areas of my life with honesty and understanding"
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