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Yom Kippur

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Feldenkrais as Embodied Teshuvah

Like water, teshuvah is both destructive and creative. It dissolves the person you were but simultaneously provides the moisture you need to grow anew. It erodes the hard edges of your willfulness but also refreshens your spirit. – Dr. Louis E. Newman Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. … Continue reading

Feldenkrais and At-One-Ment

Health is the ability to realize our avowed and unavowed dreams. – Moshe Feldenkrais. In the Jewish calendar, we’re in the midst of the Days of Awe, a period of introspection that began with Rosh Hashanah, the New Year, and culminates with Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, also known as the Day … Continue reading

Flooded with Gratitude

The flooding in Boulder, CO and surrounding communities has killed a few people, ruined roads and displaced multitudes. Countless others bail water and dispose of sewage contaminated carpets and furnishings as the rain continues to fall. Being on a flood plain, many are uninsured for such a calamity, one that continues to unfold, whose final … Continue reading

Notes from a Liminal Space

Even though my body is still in Denver, I feel like I’m in a netherworld, between what was and what will be when I return from the Camino.  It’s a wide openness I once feared but am now learning to inhabit.  Suspending an identity is equally freeing and disconcerting.  Yom Kippur, which ended tonight, amplified … Continue reading

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