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Andrew Lang - The Wednesday 1-2-3

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Do you miss singing in public? (The Wednesday 1-2-3)

Happy Wednesday Reader! Growing up in a church setting, music was always present in my childhood. Every Sunday, I would hear three or four hymns bellowed out (or timidly half-sung) by a group of choir members and folks in the pews. And while the conservative theology undergirding many of these songs seemed strangely ignored by those selecting the music, the act of communal singing, if not always the quality, was a beautiful thing. And rare. I'm sure you've noticed, but there really aren’t...
5 days ago • 2 min read

Responding to High Stress as a Parent: The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! Since last week’s Wednesday 1-2-3 had everything to do with metabolizing and directing our anger, I figured this week’s may as well focus on something else fun and light: stress. And while I’m going to frame this week around high-stress moments in parenting, the practice I’m going to share is fairly universal to all of us. So I’ll start with a story. When our youngest was 3, he entered into an intense version of the lovely experience known as the “terrible twos.” He...
12 days ago • 3 min read

A Ritual for Metabolizing Anger: The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy May Day Reader, I’ve been reflecting this week on the role of anger, both personally and collectively. I would never describe myself as a person who is quick-to-anger, and yet when I attune to my inner life I can feel it moving, almost constantly, in one way or another. At times, it’s directed at myself and feels like a bouncy ball (perhaps with spikes) ricocheting around in an enclosed room; other times, it feels like an ever-expanding orb of energy, just trying to find an external...
19 days ago • 4 min read

How to Build a Practice When You "Don't Have the Discipline" (The Wednesday 1-2-3)

Happy Wednesday Reader! Before we get to this week's teaching, a quick announcement: Registration for our upcoming May Inner Work Cohort closes in about a week. If you've been considering joining, I hope you’ll take some time today and reflect on if this feels right for you 🙂 (Here’s one reason why I think this inner work is so vital.) Alright – here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching If you’ve ever tried to create a new habit just to watch it fall...
26 days ago • 2 min read
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Here's Why Having an Inner Work Practice is So Vital

Hey there, In somatic work, we often talk about “conditioned tendencies." These are the unique ways we’ve learned to react under pressure: the narratives we’ve crafted to protect ourselves, the physical movements we engage to keep our distance from others (or closeness to others), the actions we take to maintain our sense of control, and so on. They are part of us and have been built to protect our access to safety, belonging, and dignity – but they can also cause unwelcome harm when left...
29 days ago • 3 min read

Self-Connection Doesn't Need to Be Complicated: The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! I've written this three times throughout the week and scrapped it each time. And the question I found myself finally asking was: why am I making it this complicated?! So, instead of what I was planning on sending, here's a teaching on how we can un-complicate the practices that help us feel most internally connected: 1. Teaching Take a moment and think about the times you feel the most you. What's happening when these moments occur? Are they planned or do they have a...
about 1 month ago • 2 min read

"Centering" isn't what we often think it is: The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! On Monday, I sent you a special email letting you know registration for the May Inner Work Cohort is now open! I hope you'll check it out and see if it feels like a fit for you. I'm also hosting a free inner work roundtable event this weekend – you can see more details at the bottom of this email! Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching What does it mean to “center yourself” or “become centered?” A phrase I’ve often heard at...
about 1 month ago • 2 min read

🎉 Special Monday Announcement!

Hey Reader, I know it’s Monday and I don’t usually send emails on these days, but I wanted to let you know that registration is now open for our May Inner Work Cohort! In short, here’s who this cohort is for and what it's all about: This cohort is for you if you feel like you’re just going through the motions and want to deepen your experience of meaning and presence in your life. Over the course of 30 days, we’ll: identify and engage a daily practice that brings together who we are and our...
about 1 month ago • 1 min read

What are you actually reacting to? (The Wednesday 1-2-3)

Happy Wednesday Reader! We’re just four days away from the Embodied Liberation workshop I’ll be co-hosting this Sunday with licensed therapist and purity culture researcher Jenny McGrath. If you're working to untangle narratives about sexuality and bodies that were handed to you in religious spaces, I hope you’ll join us. (And check out the exciting announcement at the bottom of this email as well!) Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching For the past...
about 2 months ago • 3 min read

We've been told lies about our bodies: The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! I wasn't sure where in the email to put this, so I'll put it here: Longtime friend of The Wednesday 1-2-3, James A. Pearson has just published his first book of poetry titled The Wilderness That Bears Your Name — and it is an incredible gift to read. Please check it out and pick up a copy if it resonates with you. (I've featured his poetry several times in The Wednesday 1-2-3: here, here, and here.) Onward to our week's teaching, questions, and resources: 1. Teaching...
about 2 months ago • 2 min read

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