Posts by Karine Bell

Karine is somatic educator and mindful embodiment coach who believes in the innate ability of the body/mind to heal under the right conditions, when equipped with the right resources and tools. She's also a lineage healer, doing the work in her own life to transform inherited and early life trauma so that it's not passed on to her children. Visit her at karinebell.com.

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Meeting Grief with Mindfulness: How Embracing Pain Opens the Door to Joy

“We shake with joy, we shake with grief.  What a time they have, these two housed as they are in the same body.” ~Mary Oliver

Mindfulness is a way of relating to our experience that opens us to the totality of it—that is, we learn to embrace it all, the joy and the heartache. But some experiences are harder to be with.

It’s difficult to be with physical or emotional pain, and we often retreat to the mind in search of distractions. But when we are able to fully be with our experience, something that feels like magic happens.

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