Honoring Closure

No.12, December 31, 2016
THE WELLNESS SALON

Musings on wellness from Donna Simmons, Feldenkrais ® Practitioner

SENDING WISHES FOR ABUNDANT HEALTH, PEACE, HAPPINESS, LOVE AND LAUGHTER IN THE NEW YEAR. MAY 2017 BE KIND AND GENTLE TO US ALL. NAMASTE, DONNA

As 2016 (2559 B.E.) comes to a close I invite you to reflect on the myriad of blessings, gifts, and challenges that this trip around our sun has revealed. Although it is easy to be pulled in by those things that fall in the category of “less than”, I am personally reminded of all the generous and wonderful things that have come my way. Warm encounters with family, friends, and colleagues, both new and familiar; engagement with opportunities to grow, to practice and to explore; and journeys to both new and familiar places are some of the “plus side” items on my list – so much to be grateful for.
But of course there also have been challenges (we won’t dwell on those here) which only means that I, like you, am human. How to navigate anxiety, apprehension, a sense of losing one’s footing? I return to the idea of my practice; breathing in and out; taking in fresh clean air and letting go of all that I don’t need, reminding myself that this moment is what is real and that choices exist. I invite you to do the same.
The choices are there waiting for me to act on them…letting go of disappointment or hurt, recognising and modifying unconscious behaviours and habits; realising the safety of the familiar patterns and choosing to change them bit by bit in small yet profound ways; returning to the idea of movement as an integral component of healthy living.
As we approach the new year, therefore, I encourage you to reflect on the abundance in your own life, to recognize and activate your potential for growth and progress and to go forward into this world with a renewed sense of hope and possibility. I look forward to being able to help guide you to new and meaningful choices in the New Year.
Namaste, Donna

Donna Simmons

Donna Simmons graduated in 1993 from Berkeley Movement Studies Institute Guild Certified Feldenkrais Professional Training, in San Rafael California, and is a Guild Certified Assistant Trainer. She also holds a JFK Graduate School of Holistic Studies degree from the Department of Holistic Health.

Working with Donna you can learn new ways to move as an essential addition to the treatment of neurological, orthopaedic, chronic pain, and stress-related conditions.