September 24, 2023

This week in the Bay Area we’ve experienced life out of balance: the sun’s light is the wrong color, the sky is hazy, we can almost see and feel the fire particulate matter in the smoky air we’re breathing. In that context, I was pleasantly surprised to see an Op Ed by Robin Wall Kimmerer Read More >

September 23, 2022

 “I’ve done therapy. I know all these dynamics, but something is stuck in my body.”  Another client said, “Therapy has made a huge difference for me in the last 2 years, but now my body doesn’t seem to fit.” These individuals understood family patterns, emotions, needs, boundaries, and how to express themselves better, yet still Read More >

May 22, 2022

Words are powerful.  Working with the public for many years, I’ve heard thousands of clients’ descriptions of their bodies, of discomforts, and ailments. I also hear and read what holistic and medical practitioners say. My editor-self is constantly jumping up out of my seat, red pencil in hand, to improve wording, to engage the power Read More >

December 22, 2021

The winter solstice is defined by the entry of Sun into the zodiac sign of Capricorn, as well as being the day of longest darkness, shortest sunlight. It happened Tuesday morning at 7:58 a.m, December 21, shortly after sunrise in CA. The solstice just 38 minutes after sunrise! A good omen for increasing daylight?–along with Read More >

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 >