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Gratitude for Cool Air and Walking!

It has been a week since I could walk with no limp or pain at all. I have been cautiously optimistic all week as I have walked for longer and longer periods of time with no swelling or after effects. Then, tonight as the evening fell, I headed out for a walk in the cool ... Read More

Happy Birthday Aren!

Today is my son’s 18th birthday – wow! Eighteen years ago, in the late afternoon, this 6’4″ son of mine emerged from my body. This is truly a miracle when you think about it. And it felt like a miracle that day. It was as though someone sprinkled fairy dust in the room when he ... Read More

More on Head Injuries

So yesterday’s blog post was about concussion and head trauma in our children and young people, through the athletic activities we may be encouraging them to engage in. However, I have to admit, I do not like the idea of adults ruining their brains either. I know as a CranioSacral therapist there is much I ... Read More

Head Trauma – Why Are We So Blind?

Sometimes I feel like the lone voice in the desert on certain issues. Head trauma and concussions due to high impact sports is one of those issues. I was incredulous after reading the Washington Post Health section article a few minutes ago on concussion. On the surface it seemed to be an article debating the ... Read More

Life in the Esalen Lane

As I go through my final week here, I am cherishing my connections to this place. I thrive on the clear, cool air. I am fed deeply by the garden flowers of all scents, sizes and colors shining in the sunlight. The humming birds and monarchs are everywhere this year – dive bombing us with ... Read More

Being Received Deeply

As my staff and I did our post class wrap up for the Healing the Pelvic Floor workshop, I realize one of the reasons why the week was so deeply satisfying for us is because the circle of women who participated this year were so open to receiving what we offered them. We all came ... Read More

Gathering of Women

Today is the third day of Healing the Pelvic Floor for women. This annual workshop at Esalen always feeds my soul. The group of women who have gathered this year range in age from early twenties to early sixties, with all kinds of professions represented. When women gather like this with a common goal and ... Read More

Mineral Baths, Healing Bodywork and More

As you can see from the photo above, I have figured out how to add photos to my blog posts! In my ongoing travels this summer, we arrived late last night at an exquisitely beautiful guest house in Big Sur and came down to Esalen this morning for a soak and a massage to help ... Read More