Monthly Archives: December 2015

Preparing for a New Year When You Don’t Know Where You Want to Go

In the last week, I have had three different conversations with friends or clients that have centered around feeling the pressure of the new year and the fact that they did not have a clue as to what their next step was supposed to be – no idea what they truly wanted or what was right for them at a soul level. This is disconcerting at the very least and …

 

Preparing for a New Year – Step Three

Yesterday I wrote about becoming aware of what you could let go of in your life – what you could eliminate that is getting in the way of your Soul’s path. The problem is that often when we become aware of these things, we can encounter heavy resistance to actually eliminating them. So our topic for today is: what is in the way of you letting go of your resistance? …

 

Preparing for a New Year – Step Two

Yesterday I spoke about acknowledging and truly owning what has gone right for me this year. This is a big deal for me given my basic nature. So in the last 24 hours I have sat with all the wonderful things that have occurred this year. I have reflected on what has grown in terms of my sense of being. I have been present with what has truly fed me …

 

Preparing for a New Year

I love this quiet week between Christmas and New Years. I prepare myself for the coming year by reflecting on what has transpired in the past year that I am most thankful for.

Things that happened spontaneously that have brought me joy.
Things that I planned and worked for that turned out well.
Things that came to fruition after a long period of waiting.
Things that happened for friends and …

 

Enra “Pleides”

To welcome the light of our progressively longer days, I discovered this you tube video by Enra. What a joy to watch and what exquisite beauty they have created! The piece is entitled “Pleides” and if you take the 4 1/2 minutes to watch it, you will understand why. And, enjoy!

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Winter Solstice

This is the shortest day (and therefore longest night) of the year – otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. In many traditions this period holds great import as the turning point in this season. They talk about the power of the darkness – the womb – a time to gestate new ideas and rest back in quiet, internal contemplation and rejuvenation.

Stonehenge Winter Solstice

I am struck by how far we have strayed …

 

Big Magic by Liz Gilbert

I just finished Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Liz Gilbert. What a fabulous read. What an inspiration she is for me as a writer – and I am revisiting how much fun it was to meet her in person and hear her speak live this past May at the Sun Valley Wellness Conference. I completed the book in about three hours and I felt excited and inspired when …

 

Developing & Deepening Your Craniosacral Presence

The other exciting set of events that are right around the corner is the recent addition to the Upledger Institute’s CranioSacral curriculum – Developing & Deepening Your Craniosacral Presence (DDCSP). I am SO excited that this course is becoming a reality for the entire Cranial community. My students have said for years that the presence work I teach in the HFC curriculum should be mandatory for CST therapists. And now …

 

Immune System Listening

Last week my good friend and colleague, Tim Hutton, was here teaching an advanced Immune System course and I staffed the workshop for him. What a treat! The work he is pioneering is extremely valuable and accessible with the way he teaches it. I got him to promise he would teach one advanced level Immune Response course per year here in the DC area, so he will be back to …