The importance of social connection to feeling safe
Our sense of safety and social connection are intrinsically interlinked, creating feedback loops that allow us to not only form healthier connections with others but to combat loneliness and be more gracefully alone.
5 myths about cold water exposure
Cold showers. Being on an army base comes to mind, or possibly prison. Either way, cold showers tends to conjure up a punitive element. People who take cold showers willingly when they actually have access to hot water? Well, they must be masochists, or else oddly inured to ordinary human sensation. Or a bit mad. … Continue reading 5 myths about cold water exposure
Recruiting the Vagus Nerve 4: the practice of gratitude
Did you know that the simple act of counting your blessings is actually powerful medicine. that can make measurable changes to your body? The practice of gratitude has been scientifically proven to not only positively affect our psychological health but also improve numerous physiological markers. This series is about showcasing all the methods I’ve learned … Continue reading Recruiting the Vagus Nerve 4: the practice of gratitude
Recruiting the Vagus Nerve – Take a step back
This is the second in the series Recruiting the Vagus Nerve: the best friend you didn’t know you had. Self-distancing is a powerful intervention – some people call them hacks or manoeuvres – to recruit the Vagus Nerve, that wonderful friendly nerve that controls the relaxation response of our Autonomic Nervous System. This is the tend … Continue reading Recruiting the Vagus Nerve – Take a step back