Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Infinite Power of Presence

Expanding Present Moment Consciousness starts today. I feel such a sense of excitement to bring this powerful material to the group that has gathered here at Claymont Court in the beautiful rolling hills of West Va.

Yesterday I reflected on Emilie Conrad’s legacy in this course material. The vital key to present moment awareness that most people are missing is the capacity to feel – really feel – the sensations …

 

Emilie Conrad’s Legacy

Early morning heavy grey skies,
earth soaked and shining in her wetness,
reflections on the lake, a muted silver streak
life rolls out a new day.

Preparing to teach
I reflect again on how much Emilie has given to me.

As I show the breath and movement
I will hear her beside me,
Feel her within my heart
and share with gratitude
the warmth of the experience.

“Whenever we do
 

The Exquisite Beauty of Spring

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This morning brought one of those deep-breath-I-am-filled-with-this-exquisite-beauty moments. I caught it just as the sun hit the trees on the lake around 6:30am. Enjoy!

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Deep Listening

Had dinner with a longtime friend after writing my blog yesterday about the high cost of perfectionism and the ease that is available to all of us when we know how to listen. This friend has been in practice about a decade longer than I have  – so really she is an honorary “Grandmother” in my world. She holds a position of respect and wisdom.

My friend just threw back …

 

The Energy Cost of Perfectionism

I have been in conversation with a number of people recently about the energy cost of being a perfectionist, and a new twist on this issue came to me today in the form of a compliment given to me by a client. She is an excellent CST therapist herself, if a bit of a self-professed perfectionist at times, and she remarked about halfway through our session, “I learn so much …

 

Learn About Healthy Eating From the Experts – All at No Cost

The Food Revolution http://foodrevolution.org/summit-Pedram-shojai/?orid=235426&opid=104  looks like it is going to be a fantastic program, all about healthy eating, and it is absolutely free. It is a series of talks by some of the leading experts in the field today with up to date information we all need to know.

I got to participate in the one last year and boy was it eye opening. I learned so much about what …

 

Remembering Emilie Conrad 1934 – 2014

As I hold Emilie’s memory in my heart, I feel deep gratitude for what this woman gave me as a mentor. She was always generous with what she knew and how she shared it. She was a very private person and yet in certain moments able to share anything. She taught me beyond measure about fluid movement and the larger field of energy that we all exist within.

Here is …

 

Emilie Resting in Peace?

Are you familiar with the phrase, “May she rest in peace?” Well, I got to thinking this morning about whether Emilie would like that phrase spoken about her… and Carlos and I immediately agreed that she is probably on the other side laughing at us on that one.

Emilie Conrad was a rebel from her very beginnings. And, if I let myself, I can feel her on my shoulder as …

 

Gratitude for All the Support

In the wake of Emilie Conrad’s passing on Sunday evening, I have spent this week remembering her and offering ways that others can remember her and feel touched by her legacy as well. Today I am including several more short Youtube videos of her teaching here in Reston, VA.

But before I launch those, I need to say a huge thank you to everyone who has reached out to me …

 

Dancing with Emilie

Memories of Emilie’s visits are flooding me this week. Some of those memories include my family since she was immersed in our lives for a week every year for almost two decades.

One year early on, we all got into a conversation sitting around our family room about Emilie’s Vaudville history and Haiti and all that is rhythmic. My husband Carlos is Cuban born and one of the loves we …