Jordan is a licensed massotherapist and certified reflexologist, in practice since 1992. She studied at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe and with Laura Norman & Associates in New York. Jordan incorporates energy and intuitive techniques in her work.
Jordan and her husband Dr. Michael Polsinelli work together at the Advanced Spinal Care Center.
by Jordan Brown, LMT
A crotchety person I once knew, who seemed always to look for ways to find fault with others, came in one day having experienced a great personal loss. Under the stress of that difficulty, unable to contain her painful feelings, she gave up pretending she knew better than everyone. It frightened her to be so vulnerable, but what she didn’t realize was, in that moment, how beautiful she became to me. We connected deeply because her true strength and courage were clear to see. I was moved.
Though we pretend otherwise, we are vulnerable beings. Friends and family are dealing with hurricanes of incredible scope and power. Earthquakes in Mexico have tumbled homes and businesses. War and violence create uncertainty for all.
Stuff happens, and it hurts.
What is beyond our control or understanding can be scary. We hold our breath, look elsewhere, and tiptoe around the sleeping elephant in the room.
But, in losing touch with our vulnerability, we risk becoming arrogant and unfeeling. We forget who we are. Conversely, when the worst happens and our attempts to control fate come up short, we may discover that the fear of pain is worse than the pain itself. We learn the incredible value of vulnerability: it helps us cut through to what matters. Friends, family, our own truth. It isn’t easy, but by keeping our hearts open and aware, we can live fully in the face of tragedy.
The best of what we have to give others–our love, our hope, our care—comes from a heart that can feel, that can risk everything, that can break. As crazy as it seems, in vulnerability lies our strength.