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Shopping for Glasses Within a Feldenkrais Framework

When quarantine began, I felt as if the pandemic had thrust us into an an intense, but short-lived, Camino-like experience. Rather, the ongoing pandemic feels like a continuous Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson which poses these questions: How much freedom, ease or possibility can be found amidst the constraints we are living under? Which habits … Continue reading


Facing a Frantic Bird, Facing Fear

I love being in nature and observing wildlife; that helps me feel centered and connected to the cosmos. When wildlife comes indoors, however, inner peace flies out the window. I morph from a quiet, harmony seeking human to a frantic, freaking-out idiot. To wit: years ago a bat entered my third floor apartment when I lived in Somerville, … Continue reading

Do You Dance with Fear or Trust?

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Before I moved to Colorado from Massachusetts, I called a UPS Store in Denver to arrange a mailbox rental until I had an address. The guy on the phone asked me for my name and phone number to reserve it. His … Continue reading

Swimming to Celebrate

Yesterday at 7:16 a.m. I waded into the local reservoir with Boulder Aquatic Masters.  It organizes private swims before the main beach opens: without motorboats and crowds, the area is relatively silent, the water calm.  At that hour, the air is still cool.  It’s a bit like being on a watery Camino de Santiago: instead … Continue reading

The Other Side of Fear, the Other Side of the Pyrenees

I crossed the Pyrenees today, a part of the Camino that sounded exotic if not slightly dangerous and was one of the reasons I chose to start my walk in southern France, rather than in Spain.  Our highest point was approximately 4,000´ which, though considerably more elevated than the surrounding area, and above the mist shrouded villages below,  is … Continue reading

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