Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals

Thinking, All Over Yer Body. “They are very good at diffusing the same function all over the body.” You can remove 90% of a plant without killing it. “You need to imagine a plant as a huge brain… diffused everywhere.” – stefano manusco in the guardian. All sorts of creatures ‘think’, or make sense ofContinue reading “Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals”

Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 15

there are a myriad of ways to talk about how “we are all related”. and, too – visual learner that i am – it blows my little human mind to see us together on this same, interactive family tree. too, there are so many horrendous ways that people have been likened to animals to fosterContinue reading “Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 15”

Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 14

categories. like marie kondo talks about, putting stuff into like-piles that go together can be very helpful. at the same time, remembering that these categories are just one way to group ‘stuff’, that we could take a different perspective and group them in a different way – this is so important! these buddies in californiaContinue reading “Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 14”

Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 13

as a long-term childhood thumb sucker, as a former chain smoker, and as an adult who currently, regularly imagines how soothing it would be to have something in my mouth whenever i get stressed-anxious-excited, i find this to be 7000% relatable. mental note: mind-storm about what sort of passifier i could use and could passContinue reading “Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 13”

Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 12

vocalizing. sometimes after a social interaction, or sometimes just to express some feeling – making a noise or words makes me feel 100% better in that moment. really letting the sounds just flail or fall out of me. learning about this mouse the other day reminded me about how good it feels to howl orContinue reading “Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 12”

Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 10

“But I want to reach a certain goal by a certain deadline!”. As usual, my eyes are bigger than my goal-plate. I just cannot comfortably digest as much goal-food as I want, as my society tells me I should. When a person is pregnant their belly swells over the period of some nine months. Still,Continue reading “Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 10”

Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 9

sideways + crooked trees. it’s kinda hard to see in the photo – there is a section of this tree that is growing straight up, while the main trunk of the tree is simultaneously growing rather horizontal and looks dried out.whether or not i am able to have such resilience in any given moment, seeingContinue reading “Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 9”

Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 8

Long live floof! “This sheep [Shrek, they call ’em] escaped a farm and spent 6 years in the mountains, during which time he grew 60 pounds of wool. Wolves tried to eat him, but their teeth could not penetrate the floof. You don’t have to turn hard to survive the wolves, just be really, reallyContinue reading “Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 8”