This blog is about helping you to identify and practice kind power in your life.

This is the time to be the change you want to see in the world.

This blog will provide stories, reflections and tools to intrigue, inspire and support you to find your own kind of power, your own Kind Power. I would love to hear from you too – of your successes, challenges, how kind power is activated in your life.

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Resistance is how we prepare to fail

May 12, 2022 / Cheryl Whitelaw

As I prepare for my upcoming Feldenkrais workshop, I am immersed in reflections on resistance and how it functions in my life. When I approach something new and uncertain, I fill that uncertainty gap with something - a form of resistance to what is (or might be) coming.

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Thanks! That wasn't necessary! Unlearning movement habits

November 24, 2021 / Cheryl Whitelaw

I spend my days working with muscular habits – my own and with my clients. This week in my Vitamin MM Mindful Movement class online, we focused on the habits in how we use our eyes. , I find that our movement has more embedded in it than we typically think.

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Taking Responsibility for your Next Move

June 10, 2021 / Cheryl Whitelaw

How does changing how you move affect the rest of your life? We lose ourselves in our unconscious habits. When something significant shifts in our environment, our unconscious habits can become mal-adaptive behaviors. We cope and create a story for how we cope. And we can learn to choose.

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Being my #1. What is Somatic Coaching and why does my success depend on it?

June 1, 2021 / Cheryl Whitelaw

What do coaches do? Help you to perform better, to move better - in soccer, baseball, leadership, as entrepreneurs - to help you improve how you perform whatever field you play on.

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Archie cried, "I failed"

February 26, 2021 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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My Inner Stranger

February 19, 2021 / Cheryl Whitelaw

Did you send the report? I connected with a colleague - did I send the report? I assumed that I didn't - just one more way my menopausal self shows up right now. Who is this internal stranger?

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Word Magic leading to suffering or wholeness

January 27, 2021 / Cheryl Whitelaw

In working with clients, I notice the impact of this word magic on their lives, as part of suffering that comes with pain. Because one of the habits so many of us have learned, is to apply that objectifying language to ourselves. The leg. The neck. If one of the superpowers of the Feldenkrais Me

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When we abandon ourselves

January 18, 2021 / Cheryl Whitelaw

Is Feldenkrais good for people to recover from trauma? Like all such questions, the true answer is, it depends. Based on my own background and training in Being in Movement ™, what I focus on to respond to this question is one aspect of what happens for people who struggle to recover from trauma.

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Are you sick of social distancing?

January 15, 2021 / Cheryl Whitelaw

Coping with a craving, an itch that we can’t really scratch to satisfaction is a life constraint.  One of the things I am coming to apply more broadly from my Feldenkrais practice is how to get curious and creative when facing a constraint in how I move through life.  

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Filling in Wholeness: When Part of You Wakes Up

January 11, 2021 / Cheryl Whitelaw

What is a girl to do when her back wakes up? After feeling numb, feeling more whole can be confusing.

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Finding Connection through Small Kindness

July 2, 2020 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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What is it to be human?

March 25, 2020 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Drip Lessons - Why Practice is Important

March 16, 2020 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Exercise vs Learning

December 30, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Emotional Balance: Riding the Wave

November 10, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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What don't you miss until it is gone?

October 15, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Brace or Embrace? That is the Question.

September 18, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Time for Integration

September 3, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Power Traps

June 21, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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How do you orient to difficulty?

June 12, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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The Process of Emotional Processing

May 31, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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What is it? Kind Power...

April 15, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Freedom through Wholeness

April 3, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Allowing Innocent Failures

March 15, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Aikido Handshake: Being Visible and Vulnerable

March 1, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Navigating Feedback from an Invisor

February 22, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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New Year - New Habit - New Environment

January 11, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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New Year, New Normal?

January 7, 2019 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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How I Show up

December 19, 2018 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Living Beyond Limits

December 10, 2018 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Finding Balance Finding Support

November 22, 2018 / Cheryl Whitelaw

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Accept Now with Dignity

May 10, 2018 / Cheryl Whitelaw

My cat Abbie has a special gift, an intuition for when she seeks attention. I have a little routine as I settle into my computer each day, sort of a digital putter, allowing a settling in to more focused work. And as soon as I shift my intention to settle in to work, she jumps up and lays back int

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Truth and Accuracy in Experience – Living Inclusively through Embodied Awareness.

April 19, 2018 / Cheryl Whitelaw

In the direct experience of our bodies, we sense the world. Information is received through our senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste) and our mind-body processes the raw sensory data, creating perceptions of our direct experience. We filter these experiences, applying categories of meaning

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Feeling and Being Safe

April 18, 2018 / Cheryl Whitelaw

Would you rather feel safe or be safe? I want to be both. What are the ways I go about my day feeling safe and acting in ways that leave me open to harm?

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Humanizing Self and Other

November 18, 2017 / Cheryl Whitelaw

She attacked me. I defended myself. I attacked first, so they couldn’t hurt me.

We do all kinds of behaviors to create safety, protect ourselves, to feel safe when we are or believe we are threatened. Verbal, physical, what we think – all of these can be used to create a feeling of safety when we

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