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Feldenkrais Off the Mat: Even Distribution

When I practiced yoga, my teachers emphasized that if our lives weren’t changing off the mat, then we were just exercising, not doing yoga at all. It didn’t matter if we could get into complicated poses if we still cursed in traffic, blamed others, were highly reactive or otherwise kept repeating unproductive habits. Ideally, the calm, peace and connectedness … Continue reading

Reflections on 2014

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination. – Vin Scully Our culture measures many things, including the passage of time, and looks to data for evidence. Last December, I wrote a post, 2013 Blog Highlights, that focused on my most popular articles based on views. Since then blog traffic, followers and “likes” … Continue reading

Huh! I’m Still an Introvert

When I began writing about my experience as an introvert, I entertained the fantasy that assorted people who read my posts would suddenly “get” me. Since I’m one of the introverted personality types who dislikes repeating themselves, I wanted to believe that a few carefully crafted articles would, once and for all, eradicate misunderstanding about who, and how, I am. I … Continue reading

Panic Attack as Spiritual Smackdown

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” – Martha Graham Towards the … Continue reading

On the Perils of Unsolicited Advice

In our talk-centric culture, opinions are exchanged as unconsciously as oxygen molecules. Many people apparently enjoy conversations that more closely resemble ping-pong matches than genuine inquiry. For some, offering advice is a compulsive habit. Regardless of whether anyone is interested, they are like fountains that gurgle their viewpoints on humans within hearing distance or on social media. But many folks, even non-gurglers, often … Continue reading

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