In this episode, I interviewed Donna Brooks. Donna is a somatic movement therapist and educator, yoga therapist, and embodied meditator who has 35 years of experience teaching, counseling and coaching in movement and the healing arts. Even with a lifetime of learning and experience, her biggest lesson was the sudden death of her 36 year old son. She says that when her son died, she actually felt she was at a fork in the road… she could either collapse into unending suffering or find the richness of life in the shadows. She chose the latter, and says that her daily embodiment practice allows her to feel her emotions while also having her life. We spoke about her son and this loss on the podcast, and how Donna sees embodiment as an act of courage and how it creates a foundation for enacting the change so many of us want to see.