Soften Your Belly

Soften Your Belly

One of my greatest mentors is the late Stephen Levine who is best known for his pioneering work on death and dying. When many of my friends were battling the AIDS virus back in the late eighties, facing certain death, I attended a number of Mr. Levine’s workshops. I...
MAKING IT REAL

MAKING IT REAL

In 2001, three weeks after the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, a friend and I boarded a plane for New York City. When I took my seat, I felt anxious until I replayed what I knew – I looked behind me and imagined the terrorists standing there,...
CHANGE THE CHANNEL

CHANGE THE CHANNEL

2020 is out. 2021 is in. The current administration is out. Biden/Harris are in and so is an imminent vaccine. So why do we still feel anxious and weary?\\ I got a phone call this morning from a close friend who was dreading the upcoming presidential certification on...
FALLING APART

FALLING APART

We’re all working really hard to keep it together, to avoid tripping and falling down a dark spiral that is next to impossible to navigate. A load of unexpected obstacles keep blocking our view like mountains that seem too high to climb and hurdles that we keep...
Getting to Know Me

Getting to Know Me

We’ve had to make a lot of adjustments and face some daunting challenges during this time of quarantine, but they haven’t all been bad. We’ve slowed down, we check in with friends more frequently, we clean out junk drawers, we read books, we organize our closets...
Stop The Bullying

Stop The Bullying

During this period of quarantine, we’ve had an opportunity to see ourselves from the inside out, to see who we are and how we act in stressful situations. In general, we try to be good people, do the right thing and treat others like we treat ourselves. But how do we...