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11/27/10 update on BST

By Echo Bodine / November 27, 2010

Yesterday was a great day to measure any difference in my brain and how I’m responding to life. I worked at the Cottage House which is a very popular vintage shop here in the Twin Cities. Three days a month I cashier at this adorable business and for the most part, absolutely love it. I say for the most part simply because it is incredibly successful and that means we get bombarded with shoppers. In months past, it took everything in me not to get frazzled and make mistakes on the register. I’d have blank spots in my brain where…

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My 10th Visit Today

By Echo Bodine / November 24, 2010

This morning I had my 10th session at Neuro-Strength in Bloomington and I have to say this technology really worked well for me. Two weeks ago I began this journey, as you’ve read in the last few blogs and it’s been a really cool experience to say the least. We read through my goals that I filled out at the beginning of the training and I can honestly say I achieved every one of the goals with flying colors. There’s only one area that’s still a bit lagging in my head and that’s focus and clarity. I still have some…

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#5 I woke up feeling incredible

By Echo Bodine / November 20, 2010

This morning when I woke up, I felt elated and so happy that I could have hugged the whole world and still had more left to give. It was a wonderful feeling. It scared me just a bit because it felt a little like the manic part of depression (I’ve been labeled manic depressive or bi-polar). I had Andrea Bocelli blasting on the cd player and felt like I could jet propel myself over to my morning appointment, but I took the car instead. The 8th session was very nice. It evened out my manic state and I felt grounded…

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#4 Quite a Work-Out

By Echo Bodine / November 19, 2010

Remember how your body feels after you’ve worked out for the first time in a long time? That’s how my brain felt today after session 6. Like I had been at the brain gym all morning. They do these different protocols each time you have a session and today really felt like it stretched my brain in places it hadn’t gone before. It was an odd sensation. I actually felt a bit loopy. Giggly. After an hour break, I went back in for session 7 and the feelings inside of my head felt more grounded. More mellow. There is no…

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#3 Continuation

By Echo Bodine / November 19, 2010

The thought occurred to me tonight that you might be wondering if I’m seeing any changes in my eating patterns or physical changes in general. The answers are yes and yes. The program asks you to eat more protein and drink more water and I’ve found that I don’t have to consciously make myself do either. It’s just happening naturally. I crave protein for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the other thing that is most noticeable is that my sweet cravings are getting less and less. I’ve noticed I am more tired since starting the training (that’s what they call…

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#3 of the journey

By Echo Bodine / November 18, 2010

Wow. This is quite a present I’ve given myself. I had my 5th and 6th treatments today. When I went in this morning, I had a pretty bad headache and worried for a bit that these treatments were making the headaches worse, but today’s sessions completely took the headache away. I had so many awarenesses today and am feeling very free tonight. What’s making this fascinating is the memories that have flooded my conscious mind. I’ve had several flashbacks since my sessions yesterday of ways that I’ve tried to create safety for myself. When I was 23 yrs. old I…

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The journey begins…

By Echo Bodine / November 17, 2010

If you’ve read any of my books you know that I’m open about sharing my journey and therefore know alot of what I’m about to share with you. I share this from a detached perspective because I’ve been through all the tears, anger and rage in therapy and groups. I’m sharing it so that you’ll understand the patterns going on in my brain. I grew up with two alcoholic parents (who both got into recovery in my teens). I was the oldest of four kids and felt responsible to take care of them. I experienced alot of sexual abuse as…

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Starting a Journey

By Echo Bodine / November 16, 2010

About two weeks I read an article in People magazine about Wynonna Judd losing 55 lbs and of course was curious as to how she did it. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it wasn’t an advertisement for another diet program, but something that felt REAL to me. I had one of those experiences where you read or hear something you just KNOW it’s truth. She did this program called Brain State Conditioning. It has to do with balancing the brain wave frequencies. What really got me hooked on learning more about this was that she said she never…

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The Movie Hereafter

By Echo Bodine / October 31, 2010

Today I saw the movie Hereafter with Matt Damon. It wasn’t what I expected, yet I don’t know what I expected. It brought up alot of feeilngs about being a psychic. The burdens of having these abilities. The responsibility of reading the information accurately. The impact it has on people’s lives. The loneliness of the gift. People’s expectations of psychically gifted people. It showed people’s desperation to communcate with their deceased loved ones and that part made me cry. I cried for the people whose loved ones had died. I cried for the psychic who did not want to do…

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A Magical Experience

By Echo Bodine / September 29, 2010

This last week end I put on an event here in Minneapolis called the Mega-Aurapalooza. We started having these events at the Center about 6 years ago. It was an all day affair where people could come and get readings and healing’s and their aura photo’s taken. (thus the name Aurapalooza). People loved connecting with other people. The events always felt really special. About three years ago, we outgrew the Center and moved it over to Midtown Global Market where we were able to have 2-3 times the vendors we had at the Center. My business partner Carol Lowell did…

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