The “spirit” part of Rubenfeld Synergy

“Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer.” ~ Simone Weil I picked up this quotation from David Kanigan’s blog, and have been mulling it over ever since. Rubenfeld Synergy Method’s official, trademarked tagline is, “A dynamic system for the integration of body, mind, emotions and spirit.” Our teachers told us, however, that until our particular training, theContinue reading “The “spirit” part of Rubenfeld Synergy”

For whatever you’re celebrating, or praying for, this weekend

A dear friend sent these quotations to me the other morning, and they made my day.  Spirituality is a complicated thing, but these words by the great Jewish mystic – who famously said that the opposite of good was not evil, but indifference – bring home to me the essence of being alive. The primaryContinue reading “For whatever you’re celebrating, or praying for, this weekend”

Principles of RSM: 1. Each individual is unique.

Like so many other things in Rubenfeld Synergy, this principle appears simple, almost simplistic, at first blush. It may even appear as sentimental pap: a touchy-feely, New-Age-y belief that we are all special snowflakes. In reality, though, it harkens back to the idea of specificity and keeping an open attitude of discovery. Human beings, afterContinue reading “Principles of RSM: 1. Each individual is unique.”

The principles of Rubenfeld Synergy – an introduction

Rubenfeld Synergy Method operates from a platform of 18 principles, each of which constitutes a kind of belief or intention with which we go into a session with a client. The full list is here at Janet Cook’s blog, but I find myself wanting to expand on each principle in a series of posts. ForContinue reading “The principles of Rubenfeld Synergy – an introduction”

An integral approach to optimal health

Presented without too much comment, here is Part 1 of a series of six short but dense blog posts detailing the general dissociation of our modern culture, and the quest for a more embodied, integrated approach to life. I stumbled across Part 6 today thanks to Google alerts; I’ll link it here because it containsContinue reading “An integral approach to optimal health”

Moving from habit to choice

Today I came across this very simple and straightforward blog post from Kristen Barton Cuthriell about behaviors and consequences. The post is full of sound advice about what happens when you make particular choices, and how thinking through the consequences can help you make the right ones. A few examples: When you choose to stayContinue reading “Moving from habit to choice”

Quotation of great beauty for your consideration.

“When you consider something like death, after which (there being no news flash to the contrary) we may well go out like a candle flame, then it probably doesn’t matter if we try too hard, are awkward sometimes, care for one another too deeply, are excessively curious about nature, are too open to experience, enjoyContinue reading “Quotation of great beauty for your consideration.”

Treating the whole person – autism, science and skepticism

Yesterday, I stumbled across this wonderful article in WBUR’s Common Health blog, with a book excerpt by Dr. Martha Herbert, who has been studying autism for 15 years or so. In it, she describes how some kids with autism have managed to be essentially cured of it, and how others have been helped to aContinue reading “Treating the whole person – autism, science and skepticism”

Moving and being moved – Rubenfeld and performing Shakespeare

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at what I can learn about healing from the Royal Shakespeare Company. The other night, I had the pleasure of watching another episode of Playing Shakespeare with my husband. We kept pausing it and excitedly discussing our understandings of what the great John Barton – then head of theContinue reading “Moving and being moved – Rubenfeld and performing Shakespeare”

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
“Study Hacks” answers the question “Why elite players are better than the average players?” in his post titled “If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong: The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers.”  Interesting conclusions… The obvious guess is that the elite players are more dedicated to their craft. That is, they’re willing to put…