A good friend of mine recently told me that she wasn’t so fond of the traditional approach to new year resolutions. She described it as sort of a stress-inducing list of high expectations to achieve that, perhaps, no longer even resonate as worth pursuing as the year goes on. I’m apt to agree with her … More The One-Word Resolution
As a somatic practitioner, joy and well-being rank high on my list of values. I think most people wouldn’t argue with the idea that both joy and well-being are tied into the concept of pleasure. However, it occurred to me that not many people outside of the healing community – that I knew of – … More A Few of My Favorite Things: A Pleasure List
Quite a few aspiring yogis ask me about how to start a practice usually assuming that yoga is about building physical strength and flexibility in order to achieve dope handstands and pretzel folds – no thanks to social media. Sure, those are pretty decent perks that may come with a consistent practice but not really … More Practicing Yoga: To Begin A Yin
For years I’ve been consciously working to heal myself from a primarily natural and holistic approach. I’d like to think progress was made as I’ve certainly done my best to live in spiritual flow and embrace life as it comes. Still, I couldn’t help but notice significant periods in which I felt I couldn’t maintain … More A Fantastic Voyage: My First Trip
I’m beginning to see things in such a way that perhaps there are no true enemies, or not as many as we may think. That instead our oppressors are our pathways. A link or thread in the complementary chain of existence. Woven and compressed together as the two faces of the same coin. Necessary oppositions … More The Path to Peace is Chaos
Our “mirrors” (those who reflect aspects of us back to ourselves) aren’t necessarily cosmic punishment unless you choose to receive them that way. They’re an opportunity to see who we are from another point of view. They help us understand who we are and how we contribute to others’ life stories. They reveal and grant … More “Mirrors”
Over the last 50 years or so, the concept of somatics have grown in popularity in the U.S. Stemming from the Greek word soma, meaning “the body”, somatics refers to the field within bodywork and movement studies that stresses the importance of the mind-body connection. The term was coined by Thomas Hanna, a professor of … More What is “Somatics”?