Erin Skinner, MS, RDN, CPT, IFNCP
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner
Erin is a graduate of our CP class of 2015. She is excited to share her acceptance into the Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition program at Rutgers and will start this year. She thanks the EMU CP for their support and looks forward to this next step in her educational journey. Erin will also be serving as a private practice rotation preceptor this Fall, for one of our CP distance students.
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Excerpt from Real Change
by Sharon Salzberg
When I want to summon strength and power in the midst of awfulness and hate, I contemplate water. Our ideas of strength so often surround images of things that are hard — like rock or even a clenched fist. Perhaps that’s why we think love doesn’t include strength, just softness. We are thinking in only one dimension. That’s why I think of water, in all its manifestations. Look at the many ways we experience water: It trickles, spurts, floods, pours, streams, soaks, and shows itself in many more modes. All these convey evanescence, release, flow. They are all about not being stuck.
Water is flexible, taking the shape of whatever vessel it flows into. It’s always interacting, changing, in motion, yet revealing continual patterns of connection. Water can be so expressive, a signal of our most heartfelt feelings. We cry tears of sorrow, tears of outrage, tears of gratitude, and tears of joy. Water can be puzzling, seeming weak or ineffectual, yielding too much, not holding firm. And yet over time water will carve its own pathway, even through rock. And yes, water freezes. But it also melts.
Human beings have always found uplift and inspiration in metaphors, like water, but we also take inspiration from other people, and their strength and resiliency in the face of difficult circumstances—the ways in which they unfreeze themselves and make change.
Excerpt noted from https://mindfulbalance.org/2020/05/
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