Your Body is an Ally Part II

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Learning more about how to listen and work with our bodies to communicate authentically and be well with Nancy Parker.

Show Highlights

Nancy helps Stephanie debut new RELATOR mugs.

Stephanie sharing her “inappropriate text” story and why being accountable for your own actions makes is easier to have difficult conversations.

Nancy talking about her childhood and how she learned to love and use her shyness.

Nancy sharing the benefits of being fully present in the body.

Nancy and Stephanie talking about the concept and experience of grace.

Nancy and Stephanie talking about the fish-face social challenge. (see photo on Instagram – they went for it!!)

Resources Mentioned

Nancy’s Website

HeartMath Research

TimeWell Spent – Reclaiming our minds from being hijacked by technology.

Backstory Behind Stephanie and Guest

One of my favorite things to experience is grace, so imagine my delight when I came across @trust_grace on Instagram. After reading about the person beyond the profile, I knew I had to have her on my show. Nancy is all the things she promotes in her work. She lives in the present with joy and love and can maintain this even when challenged. I can only imagine what kind of joy she can call up when leading a dance group…I hope I get to experience that soon!! – Stephanie Michele

Social Challenge of the Week

There are two social challenges this week:

  1. Fish Face Challenge – Take a vulnerable fish face photo and post it before taking the time to judge if it post-worthy or not. WHY? To experience living and loving in the moment with no fear. You know who you are, don’t concern yourself about what other people will say about the photo…Just post it. 🙂
  2. Body Check with Music– Go into your music archives. Select and listen to a few different types of songs. (upbeat, sad, hard rock, songs for lovers, etc) Ask yourself, “What am I feeling?” Notice if there is any sensation in your body. Once you have an answers to your “what” questions, ask yourself, “Why this feeling?” three times to explore what memories and information is there. Also make note of where different types of sensations show up in the body. Example: When you listen to something sad where does it show up and how? Is it ache in your stomach? Make note of this so when you feel that again, you can recognize sadness sooner. Be prepared to talk it out by exploring – “Something about this is making me sad? Why is that? What can I do about it?”

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