The World Through Masks

Our minds are built to make patterns out of chaos.  We’re highly skilled at it and if you don’t believe me, try paying attention when you’re driving in traffic one day.  You’ll be amazed at the amount of pattern making you do in trying to figure out what the next driver is doing and how to negotiate your way on or off a highway. …Details

Say It Out Loud

Those in the self-help and psychology professions will tell you that you are more likely to follow through on something if you say your intention out loud or tell it to another person.  And in my experience this is true.  Words have power and communicating your intent forms it in a fashion into a reality through sound.…Details

Pain is motivational

There is so much in our consciousness at this point about medication and medicating.  Arguments and politics about healthcare, mis and dis information about home remedies, traditional medicines, ancient medical practices, pharmaceuticals, trade marks, rights, profits, generics, insurance and just plain common sense which is no longer common.…Details

Call & Response

Our lives are a conversation between ourselves and everything else.  Between us and the Universe there is this Marco/Polo going on of us saying “I am this” and the Universe responding “Yes you are”.  And it says “I am this”.  And you react to it because ‘yes, it is’…..…Details

Some Kiss We Want

“Some Kiss We Want”  From Rumi: The Book of Love translated by Coleman Barks There is some kiss we want with our whole lives, the touch of spirit on the body. Seawater begs the pearl to break its shell. And the lily, how passionately it needs some wild darling!…Details

Passion

Media, movies, TV, novels focus on passion as something having to do with lust and the body.  It’s an overused theme from romance novels and chick flicks.  We want it in our lives but we are also subtly influenced to believe that it doesn’t really exist. …Details

The Warped Mirror

In the past few years medicine and psychology have begun to recognize the fact that some people see themselves as if they are looking into a fun house mirror.  Most of us in Western society have been taught to be critical about our physicality and over the past 50 years or so to seek an unhealthy form of perfection that is almost impossible to achieve. …Details

Recurring Issues

I once had a friend who was bothered by a recurring dream.  The issue was pretty clear and they had been told by several people what it seemed to mean and everyone was in agreement.  And this person would nod and go “ahhhh” as if it made perfect sense, then go ahead and just keep on with what they had been doing as if nothing had been said. …Details

Listen to your Body’s Wisdom

5 day work weeks with two days to rest. Play dates and school functions and work functions and friends. Yard work and housework and home repairs and honey do’s. Our lives are bounded by responsibilities and expectations.  What used to be fun has become just another tick mark on a long to-do list that never seems to get done.…Details