Creating Sacred Space

Advanced Energy Dynamics and Applications I – Day One As we began our time together yesterday the first foundational step we took was to lay out how to create sacred space – in the circles we may lead, in our families, with friends – in life. For those preparing to hold space for others in ... Read More

Foggy Mornings

I awoke early today (5am), and found myself greeted by a cool fog as I went out to pick up the paper. The trees in my backyard are cloaked in misty mystery and I cannot see the lake. It is truly a foggy morning. I can feel this fog inside my body as well, as ... Read More

AEDA I Coming This Week!

I am looking forward to the upcoming Advanced Energy Dynamics and Applications I workshop that starts this Wednesday. This training includes so many important subtle energy skills. We start with how to have your language, your words, match the neutrality of your energy presence. We explore projection, shadow and limiting belief structures as they effect ... Read More

Trends to Take Action On – The Babies That Weren’t Expected

One of my rituals each week is reading The Washington Post’s Health and Science Section. I have a side of me that is a detective and I enjoy pitting my wits against the featured “Medical Mystery” to see if I can figure it out before the end of the article. I did not win my ... Read More

Let the Day Breathe You

As I settle back in, here in Virginia, even with the glorious sunny weather, I am moving quite slowly (independent of my healing foot.) I find myself needing to touch, open, clear out and reorganize things around my house. I call it piddling around. It grounds me in some way I don’t really consciously understand. ... Read More

The Gifts of Imperfection

On the flight home from California last night I read Brene Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Many of my students have been telling me about the book saying things like, “Brene Brown has written about what we do in ... Read More

Grief is Not Too High a Price for Love

This time here at Esalen has felt quite rich in many ways and one of those ways was being here for the death and grieving process of a long standing community member Montgomery London. She died suddenly of a heart attack the morning I arrived. The thing that touched me first about her death was ... Read More

Letting in the Love – Reclaiming Our Innocence

As we bring our week here to a close, I am struck by the ways in which we as human beings can let in the love that is around us all the time. My main staff person this month, Chery Owens, wrote an exquisite piece on innocence and  the process of reclaiming it (more on ... Read More

Profound Simplicity

As we finish this week of Full Body Presence: Grounding and Healthy Boundaries, Karen Axelrod and I are discussing the threads that helped weave the group together this week. The first thread was a readiness to heal that everyone brought to the table. There was an ease with which everyone entered their process. What resistance ... 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