Let’s talk about bone cells.

Sometimes my clients are frustrated with themselves. They’re smart and competent, and they may feel embarrassed that they’re struggling.  

Sometimes it seems like I’m the only person who is breaking down like this, they tell me. It feels like I’m the only person who needs to grow. 

In those situations, I tell them about Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts.


Osteoclasts and Osteoblasts are bone cells that are always present in our bodies. Osteoclasts break down bone tissue, and Osteoblasts rebuild it. Bones constantly need to be repaired and remodeled to better address the many stressors our bodies face, and you can’t rebuild without having broken down the bone tissue first.

Osteoclasts and Osteoblasts work as a continuous team:

Break down.
Repair and rebuild.
Break down.
Repair and rebuild. 

What a perfect natural process. Break down, rebuild. Again and again.

Which is to say: our bodies understand that things must break down all the time, so that we can rebuild to be more efficient, more effective, and stronger.

Why not us?