In this episode, Tom and Ruth explore the transition from surviving to thriving and how activating the autonomic healing response can help manage stress and trauma, promoting healing in the mind, body, and spirit. The discussion centers around the symbolism of the hummingbird, which is known as a messenger and guardian of time. The hummingbird's ability to fly backward serves as a metaphor for remembering the past without dwelling on it, emphasizing the importance of being present in the moment. They delve into the significance of appreciating every moment, even in the face of change, and the role of change as a counselor in our lives. Join them in this enlightening conversation as they unpack the concept of thriving in the midst of life's challenges. Stay tuned for more episodes that explore autonomic healing and its potential to transform lives.