September 4, 2021

I’ve been hearing “connect the dots” a lot recently—from friends, in the community, and in news commentaries. It’s so curious to me, because I’ve used that phrase for years with my clients and students. There are times when I contact 2 points on the body, just skin level touch, no probing or poking. A client Read More >

May 20, 2021

About 11 years ago, I treated myself to a weekend at Esalen with Chungliang Al Huang. I learned a movement tidbit from him that has enriched my life ever since, so I’d like to share it with you. Chungliang had added it into his Five Elements Tai Ji–that he practices daily at sunrise, facing east. It’s Read More >

December 22, 2020

On this Solstice day, the longest night in the northern hemisphere yields to increasing light each day for 6 months. Given the last 6 months of decreasing light, of a country in turmoil in so many aspects of our lives, much of it out of our control, what do we desire during this time of Read More >

December 12, 2020

We hear the word “impact” a lot these days: the impacts of COVID-19 on _______(fill in the blank). What will be the impact of a new administration? The crashing sounds of the impact as hurricane winds smashed the building… We also hear “impact” used as a verb: His struggles with COVID were impacted by co-morbidities. Loss Read More >

August 30, 2020

Do not sit long with a sad friend. When you go to a garden, Do you look at thorns or flowers? Spend more time with roses and jasmine. ~ Rumi, 13th C., trans. Moyne and Barks  While I may disagree with Rumi’s first line, his next three offer an antidote to these times.  Whatever we’re Read More >

June 11, 2020

Regardless of where you are on the spectrum of relaxed (those fortunate ones whose biggest concern is where to plant the basil or what new dish to prepare tonight) to stressed (“will I ever get unemployment benefits?!”), you know someone who is stressed about one or more aspects of their lives, the pandemic, and/or social Read More >

March 28, 2020

I’ve been taking a walk every day since Shelter-in-Place began. Sometimes I walk along the Bay. More often, though, I simply walk out my front door and enjoy the neighborhood, its variety of plants in colorful and often fragrant bloom, the progress of trees leafing out: sycamores, several Japanese maples, and three dawn redwoods on Read More >

March 12, 2020

When writing my clients about my office policy regarding COVID-19, I discovered I had too much to include in an email. Thus, the birth of a new post. For starters, abide by those common sense guidelines issued by the CDC, which you probably know by heart now. Re-iteration can’t hurt, however, and I’ve added a Read More >

March 11, 2020

Yes, this is an actual road sign, not photoshopped, that I noticed January 1, 2020. (If it’s not visible, click on Navigation Guidance to view) It’s become my motto for this year. Especially helpful these days. In spite of–or because of!–all the chaos around us and in our culture, please, find solace in knowing yourself Read More >