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Updated: Dec 3, 2021

by Therese MacDonald

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When I became a Stress Detective,

I learned to listen

- not just to the sound of words -

but to listen with my eyes to the bodies of others

to “hear limbic” with my heart.

Photo by Kei Scampa from Pexels

When I began to Reflect,

I learned to see myself through my muscles,

my pounding heart, my dry mouth, and my butterfly stomach.

I learned to look into the mirror in my heart

to find my emotions.

And then I learned

to relisten, resee, resmell, refeel, and reconsider my world.

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Aviva Dunsiger
Aviva Dunsiger
Dec 02, 2021

What a beautiful poem! I wonder if it will inspire others to explore Self-Reg through poetry.


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