https://www.netflix.com/tudum/stutz i really enjoyed the documentary film stutz by jonah hill. if you are interested in psychotherapy and how it can assist in the healing process, i’d recommend checking it out. caveat: it is not for everyone. it’s a bit arcane, profound, and personal which is radical in our era of homogenized spectacle and pablum,… Continue reading review: stutz
Looking for trouble
Sometimes we are out there looking for trouble. Storm clouds move in and we are pissed off at the very existence of our loved ones, regardless of whether they actually provoked us. Today was one of those days. I came home from Yoga class feeling great and refreshed and found my kids occupying the living… Continue reading Looking for trouble
8. Where can I find some laughs today?
8. Where can I find some laughs today? Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter, nothing can… Continue reading 8. Where can I find some laughs today?
7. How can I change my habits today? (reactions, actions)?
You CAN teach an old dog new tricks. My dog is 16 years old .. 87 in human years and he is always learning new things. Humans, too, can learn, adapt and change … even dramatically. I know this from reading and absorbing the science of the brain and neuroplasticity and from witnessing and observing… Continue reading 7. How can I change my habits today? (reactions, actions)?
“Know that you are right where you belong at this moment.”
The ugly part of the healing process is the processing. It’s when we are feeling the tough things we previously refused to feel. Facing the emotions and thoughts that we had evaded for a long time. It is exhausting. One thing I am realizing about myself is that I register emotional stress as physical pain… Continue reading “Know that you are right where you belong at this moment.”
6. How can I transcend my thoughts today?
6. How can I transcend my thoughts today? This is my focus. My teacher says: “I have a body and a mind, but I am not my body and my mind.” I believe this, or rather I know it. Just saying the phrase settles me. The whirling chaos in my mind, the narrative of pain,… Continue reading 6. How can I transcend my thoughts today?
How can I care for my body today?
I care for my body in a much different way than I did five years ago. Back then, I went to extremes. I got up at 5:30 am to squeeze in a 6 am cross-training class before my 7:19 am train to the city. Burpees, push-ups, squats, situps, planks, and things of that nature. After… Continue reading How can I care for my body today?
I didn’t want to go to Beth’s friend’s house. We had gone downtown for tacos, margs and a comedy show and it would have been so easy to have called it a night. I’d much rather go back home, pack up for my morning flight, and guzzle some water to stave off the inevitable morning… Continue reading friends
How can I enjoy nature today?
I did not grow up with an appreciation for nature. I was raised to view the body mind and spirit as separate and humans and nature as separate. In my adult life, I have begun to question and unlearn dualism. I feel fortunate to have come to this awareness, which continues to evolve. Today, whilst… Continue reading How can I enjoy nature today?
3. What support do I have TODAY? (Gratitude practice)
Gratitude is a biggie. I used to think of it as anodyne … something cheezy that Oprah tells us to “journal” about. The cynic in me thought gratitude was used to encourage people to be complacent … and accept their lot in life, for better or for worse. I was so unhappy and unhealthy when… Continue reading 3. What support do I have TODAY? (Gratitude practice)