Blasting Into Winter

December 1, 2022
With a few more weeks to Autumn, Texas has given us an early Winter (similar to our early Summer, ha!).

I thrived through the busy season--provided more sessions this year than last year--and felt more capable. 

Along with sharing hoops, I passed on the "Snake and Shake," an effective 2 minute self-care technique that gently mobilizes our bodies, and helps regulate our nervous systems--no implements required...just the will to deliberately practice it. 

Come January, I will be providing more support at the Horseshoe Bay Resort, as a fitness instructor, guiding group classes--teaching Elementally Intuitive Movement and Hoopment!

I'm also pleased to be able to offer resistance training sessions for my EFF Fitness Up Club Members--weighted bars being our implements, applying EIM to guide our practice. I began training with a 5 lb staff/bar in June, and have since moved up to 8 lb, 10 lb, 12 lb, and now am up to the 15 lb bar.  (Double staffs with the 5/8/12!) It's elementally FUN.

The Deep Feet Ashiatsu training, Level 1, was excellent and I hope the spa will be on board with purchasing the portable Ashiatsu system. so we can use for events, as well as in the spa--so maybe yes, I'll provide deep tissue, but only with my feet--it's a kinder way for the body to receive deep pressure, when it's needed.

Life is a journey, indeed; we shall see what 2023 will bring. 

May we continue deliberately thriving, together!
 

It's Been a Hot Texas Minute...

March 31, 2022
At the end of June I started working at the Bayside Spa again; this time as a Horseshoe Bay Resort employee vs an independent contractor providing backup work through Zeel.

I have provided more massage sessions in the past few months than I may have half of my years of independent practice--and I *COULD* thanks to EIM. 

The more bodies I work on, the more patterns I recognize--and the more tools I develop to help people help themselves.

I've been sharing hoops and I love it so very much. 

I'm loo...
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Fully Vaccinated!

May 29, 2021
I'm pleased to provide massage therapy again; under different parameters--and at a different rate. 

Taking time off gave me an opportunity to recognize how much *I* personally provide, as massage therapist; because it's more than massage. 

I provide a Wellness Partnership:

I provide mental and emotional support. 

I provide energy work.

I provide reflection and feedback. 

I provide tools for you to better support yourself.

I provide perspectives that asSister with perceiving your story from a differe...
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Breathe in the EIR!

March 24, 2021
We are collectively growing; individually, and together. 

The challenges that we get to experience, have shown us what we are capable of; and who we do, and do not want to be.

Now we get to Expand Into Resonance. 

Like Elementally Intuitive Movement, EIR is a deliberate practice. 

The more we each deliberately and consciously practice Expanding Into Resonance (in all directions at once, in and out), the easier it becomes for the collective whole to experience that EIR, as well. 

What we do for our...
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Transitional

August 20, 2020
Patient
Helpful
Appreciative
Transitional

Kind
Authentic
Transparent

This word-spell guides me. 

I recognize it's been a bit since I posted in this sector; life has thrown us through loops.

We each adapt as best we can; that's part of practicing being "transitional."

Adapting to change is important; re-evaluating our expectations is necessary. 

Expectations are basically opinions about how we each think we want the world/environment/parameters/individual that we are observing, at the moment, to be...
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Choosing the Optimistic Perspective

January 13, 2020
Today I had a conversation with a friend about the semantics of "optimism."

She took it to mean "positive to the extreme," which in my opinion would be more akin to "blind optimism"--believing that everything is going to work out because it "always does" due to some sort of magical belief. 

The opposite would be "blind pessimism"--like the belief that one is "cursed," and thus "doomed to suffer."

My perspective of optimism, is that one accepts that life has challenges, and that it's not always e...
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Navigational Tools: The P's

August 23, 2019
In 2019, I have been practicing shifting my language.

Language is programming. How we talk to ourselves, is us talking to our nervous systems.

"Positive/negative" are words that I attempt to use primarily to describe polarity--but not persons, places or things...anymore, anyhow! (It's a programming practice).

A different perspective has been serving me well, thus far:

1. Is it practical?
2. Is it preferable?
3. Is it pleasant?

...to me? (Because everyone is different, so these answers vary as much a...
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The Practice of "Being Okay With"

December 10, 2018




"How do you feel today?"


"Okay."

"Just okay? What's wrong?"

Nothing at all, really...I'm okay with the world and it's foibles.

To our nervous systems, being "okay" is a sustainable place to be; "okay" equates with "safe," which means we have more resources available for self-repair and restoration.

When we are "just okay," we aren't overly excited, which (while being a fun ride and an enjoyable experience) may reduce the energetic resources that are available to our self-repair/immune systems.

When...
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Practicing a Neutral Posture

August 11, 2018




When it comes to our Hoopment practice, the Neutral Posture is as important as allowing the hoops to guide our movements.

A Neutral Posture provides a stable base, that allows for motion/sway, while supporting our spines/centers/cores.

As we practice Level 1, Finding Our Centers, we are not only discovering how the hoops prefer to move, we are also practicing maintaining our Neutral Postures throughout all of our movements--despite changes in elevation or foot position.

While grazing the hoops d...
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Acknowledging Our Human Tendencies

July 15, 2018
When it comes to reducing pressure on our nervous systems/vessels, WE are most instrumental.

Each individual has a basic reaction to ALL the things being taken in by our senses, whether biologically/socially programmed, or chosen.

The basic reaction is colored by the filters through which we perceive the data that our nervous systems are interpreting. 

Frustration is a human emotion that many of us (if not all of us -Allovus-) can admit to experiencing...sometimes daily...multiple times a day. 

T...
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Margarita Navarrete-Hutchinson Sharing tools that assist us as we figure out the "humanning" help us on the journey of life, together. If my insights may be of service to others, I am grateful for the opportunity to share. May they serve you well.
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