Category Archives: Wellness

A Somatic Philosophy of Freedom

From the beginning of my studies in Somatics, it has been Thomas Hanna’s inquiry into freedom that has taken root deep within me. Deeply curious about human freedom, Hanna left very few disciplines unexplored to pursue his interest in this … Continue reading

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The Perfect Engagement

Somatics Education is finding its place around the country. This practice of slow, conscious movement is one of the truest practices to experiment with the concept of “less is more”. Somatics Education has invited me to re-think relaxation. For most … Continue reading

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Strength and Spaciousness

Our solar plexus and belly sit at the site of the 3rd chakra, our place of individual power and strength. This is also the place that houses our fear, anxiety, anger, rage, jealousy, and pain. These emotions all tighten our … Continue reading

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Balance and the Beach

I looked “balance” up in the dictionary and noticed the words that followed. There is balance beam, balance control, balanced diet, balanced fund, balanced line, balanced rudder, balanced sentence, balanced step, balanced ticket, balanced valve, balance lug, balance of nature, … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Lazy

I recently heard a story about a teacher who was instructing on laziness. He proceeded to tell his students that there are 2 kinds of lazy. One is the kind where a person just sits around doing nothing. The other, … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Here it is again, the holiday whose job it is to remind us to be thankful. And perhaps we need the yearly reminder, just in case we have forgotten. Holiday music is playing, turkeys and the trimmings are being purchased, … Continue reading

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Timing

For those of you who were at the informational meeting on the upcoming trip to India, our guest was ½ hour late. It was a strange occurrence, as she gave herself 4 hours to arrive from the cities (getting stuck … Continue reading

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Love or Fear?

When my son practiced as a chiropractor, he had a big bowl of wooden coins that he handed out to his patients. On one side of the coin was written love; on the other fear. The hope was that his … Continue reading

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