Emotions

Finding calmness in challenging times

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / November 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

You can access calmness any time you choose.  I realize this is a pretty bold statement considering how challenging our lives, inner and outer, and our world are right now.  Yet it is true and not only can you do it, you can learn to sustain it.  You don’t need any classes (although an MBSR…

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Power, pleasure and presence

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / August 14, 2017 / 3 Comments

If there is anything I have learned over the past 9 months, it is that there is power and pleasure in presence.  No matter how unpleasant the current situation is.  Let me explain… Last December I had an accident that tore most of my hamstring muscle from my pelvis.  This is a large group of…

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Feeling Frustrated? Try this…

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / February 16, 2017 / 1 Comment

Have you been feeling frustrated lately?  See if this sounds familiar: Things aren’t going according to your plans and you don’t like it.  Your head feels like it is going to explode.  Your shoulders are tight and your belly is clenched.  You want to act out in a not very nice way, and it doesn’t matter towards whom.  Even…

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Managing Emotions in the Heat of the Moment

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / November 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

The holidays give us plenty of chances to work with difficult emotions.  In the heat of the moment, we may believe we have few options of what to do.  If we can catch ourselves, we might realize we are stuck because we are trying to answer the wrong questions. Someone said something to me a while…

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