Episode 28: The Biography of Your Biology



Celia Hilson is a psychotherapist, Social Justice Educator and Multicultural Coach. She is a 30-year resident of Amherst, MA and she also has an extensive performance and arts-based background.

In this episode, Celia walks us through her experiences after a car accident in 2008. Not only did she have physical injuries to recover from, but she openly shares how the trauma of the event impacted her. Her candid discussion of trying to overcome the fear and anxiety of her accident, as well as her journey through self-care, is so refreshing and relatable.

I either had to brake or embrace.” — celia hilson


  • The stories we carry in our body and the concept of the “biography of our biology”
  • What Celia defines as a fulfilling life -- and why it’s not what people expect

  • Why loving your body, even with health challenges, is so important

  • How to “sit” with the wonder of each day

  • What Celia would’ve told herself in 2008 after her accident

  • A great mantra for when you’re in a particularly uncomfortable situation



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resources mentioned in this episode

Celia references her “mothers,” which is a painting called "Floral Arrangement of Senegal" by artist Paul Goodnight (correction from the name mentioned in the episode).

Interested in a photo meditation? Check out the New England Peace Pagoda in Leverett, Massachusetts.

"The Biography of Your Biology" is a phrase used in the book Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss.

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