A BLOG ABOUT ADVENTURES WITH CURIOSITY

Welcome to my vulnerability project, Little Miss Curious: a blog about adventures with curiosity. I’ll be sharing about what I’m learning about being a human, a business owner, a creative person, a professional, a seeker of the divine, and whatever else curiosity has in mind. You’ll find out about all kinds of helpful and interesting resources for information, practices for personal development and things that will make you say "huh?". I hope you’ll continue to join me on my adventures as I follow curiosity. Maybe you’ll be inspired to go on an adventure with her, too.

Inward and Onward, Rachel

 

Guides for Self-Healing
Thursday, July 20, 2017
 Cultivating Well-Being

Explaining the process of Somatic Experiencing (SE) as a therapeutic modality to inquirers, clients and colleagues has proved to be a challenge. I really believe in the gentle yet transformative process of this body based approach - because of my own healing journey and by being a witness to clients who work with me. Regrettably, clients have reported having difficulties explaining their change process as well. The Triune Brain Theory enlightens us on the three primary parts to our brain. The neo cortex is responsible for our thinking and reasoning and uses the language of words. The limbic system is home to our emotions and uses the language of “feelings.” Finally, there ...

My Story: Part Five
Friday, June 30, 2017
 Cultivating Well-Being

My Story on Be Still Counseling Warming: There are probably some grammatical mistakes, comma splices and typos in this writing. I hope you can overlook the imperfections and focus on absorbing the story of Be Still Counseling. Alas, I am in the business of relationships, not English! Part Five Be Still Counseling: Some things that may annoy OR surprise you One of the benefits of starting my own counseling venture, as opposed to continuing to work for an agency or group, is that I get to be creative and intentional about the therapeutic and business practices that inform how I am in relationship with my community. I am not being critical of the employers I’ve had. ...

My Story: Part Four
Monday, June 19, 2017
 Cultivating Well-Being

Warming: There are probably some grammatical mistakes, comma splices and typos in this writing. I hope you can overlook the imperfections and focus on absorbing the story of Be Still Counseling. Alas, I am in the business of relationships, not English! Part Four The Base of Be Still: Operating from Abundance  If you have not read The Soul of Money: Transforming your relationship with money and life by Lynne Twist, put it in your queue ASAP. Seriously. It is one of those books that put words around something I haven’t been able to articulate for myself. In this case, around my struggle with a consumption (more and more is better and better) based economy. She tells ...

My Story: Part Three
Friday, June 09, 2017
 Cultivating Well-Being

My Story on Be Still CounselingWarming: There are probably some grammatical mistakes, comma splices and typos in this writing. I hope you can overlook the imperfections and focus on absorbing the story of Be Still Counseling. Alas, I am in the business of relationships, not English! Part Three At Home: The place my soul resides During the process of discerning what my work in this world is about and the creation of Be Still Counseling, I came across these words of the poet Nayyirah Waheed: “Be easy. Take your time. You are coming home to yourself.” Every time I read those words I think to myself “YES!” I’m overcome with the power of the potential ...

My Story: Part Two, Two
Thursday, June 01, 2017
 Cultivating Well-Being

My Story on Be Still CounselingWarming: There are probably some grammatical mistakes, comma splices and typos in this writing. I hope you can overlook the imperfections and focus on absorbing the story of Be Still Counseling. Alas, I am in the business of relationships, not English! Part Two, Two What’s BEING STILL got to do with it? BEING STILL can be really hard to do. Folks I work with often say something in our first meeting together like – “Be Still? Nice name, but I can’t be still.” Or “Being still is super uncomfortable!” Or “I think body based therapy is what I need, but I don’t know how to slow down enough to do ...