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Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of Animals

Serve the Warrior and Lend a Paw at last weekend’s Blessing of the Animals event. Thanks Adiva for having us! Thanks to Lend a Paw for being part of it! Since 2005, Lend a Paw has been committed to enhancing the lives of individuals experiencing physical, mental, emotional or life challenges by providing social and therapy dogs to offer assistance, warmth, compassion, unconditional love and a healing environment.

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Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day

We honor all of our Veterans today and every day. Thank you for your service. Your choosing to serve has impacted every single one of our lives. We at STW stand in support ready to return the favor. What can we, America, do for you?

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How Many EFT Sessions Do I Need?

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See more clearly. Begin taking down the trees. Patti Penn, Founder of Pause in Joy, speaks about EFT.

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THE FLYING GUINEA PIG – TRE – PART 3

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It turned out that I didn’t have to wait too long pondering these, because very soon I began to feel a tingling sensation in my legs. My knees began to move in and out like wings beating and I could feel the rhythm rising up my abdomen. Mary explained that if there were a part of the body where stress was stored, the tremors would find there way there. Sure enough, I began to sense the tremoring in my shoulders and neck, especially in my right side where I felt a little pinched whenever I was under stress or tired or nervous. It’s not easy to describe the sensation Continue reading

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THE FLYING GUINEA PIG – TRE – PART 2

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Shake It Off – Part Two of Three by Sarah Eggers   Please read Part One to understand where this picks up:   Although Mary was a gifted guide, she made clear to us that the beauty of TRE is that the exercises work, once they have been mastered, regardless of the leader.  TRE, Mary explained, is basically a series of six simple, but semi-strenuous exercises that are designed to systematically fatigue the muscles of the lower body, thereby eliciting the body’s tremor response. The final and most important step of the technique involves lying on one’s back with the knees raised, a position that allows the tremoring to take place. One of the things I appreciate about TRE is that it is a self-help technique–that is, once you learn the exercises you can do them by yourself, wherever and whenever you … Continue reading

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THE FLYING GUINEA PIG – TRE – PART 1

The Flying Guinea Pig - TRE - Tension and Trauma Release

My dog, a five-year-old runty black and white rescue pit bull, still has all the bursting exuberance of a puppy. Physically brave, I have seen her literally jump off cliffs, landing unscathed. On hikes, she tears off into the brush after birds or squirrels. When I lived in New York, she tried to take on the horses waiting at the curb for tourists to cart around Central Park. I mention all these details not only because I am one of those annoying people who likes to talk about their dog (I am), but also because it was not until I did some research on Continue reading

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EFT at the VA

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Patti Penn, Founder of Pause in Joy, speaks about Gary Craig, EFT’s founder, working with Vets in the 60’s.  

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What is EFT?

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Patti Penn, Founder of Pause in Joy, defines Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

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THE FLYING GUINEA PIG – AYURVEDA – PART 1

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Just Relax – Part One of Three by Mary Taylor Fullerton   There is just no easy way to traverse San Francisco.  Pile-on lane closures, the ubiquitous SF rally about something, a gorgeous (read: crowded) day crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, and my ascent into San Rafael from Half Moon Bay was not exactly calming.  After a long, taxing week – and not only in a literal sense as I actually owe taxes this year – I was looking forward to this experience, my first Ayurvedic package treatment. I work in the mental health field, more from a Westernized approach, as a psychotherapist helping individuals who struggle with mental health and addiction. This week, in particular, had been challenging as our team lost a client to suicide; I was in need of a little self-care and relaxation.  One of my … Continue reading

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