Author name: joann


The defense mechanisms with which we operate today were established in childhood. We actually quite needed them as children. A child, with the emotional and psychological development of a child, could not possible withstand some of the pain inherent in being human. The defense is, truly, life-saving. As we “grow up” these defenses become established

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Happiness Requires Flow; Flow Requires Acceptance

If challenging feelings are simply allowed to be felt, instead of resisted, the entire body lightens. Sometimes immediately. The natural energy of every feeling itself is always fluid. It is only our resistance, the locking down against the fear of experiencing our feelings and emotions, that causes blockage. More challenging feelings and emotions, like depression

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