GROUND series will return next week

Hi everyone.  I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo this month, and it’s taking a lot out of me, creatively speaking.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s short for National Novel Writing Month, which is every year in November.  During that month, the challenge is to write 50,000 words – a novel-length work. Continue reading “GROUND series will return next week”

Fearless, together and free: an afternoon at Double Edge Theatre

Yesterday, I had the distinct pleasure of participating in Double Edge Theatre’s Open Training, out in the wilds of Ashfield, MA.  The Berkshires are lovely this time of year, of course, but what I got to experience was far more than the usual New England leaf-peep.  Rather, I had my body worked, my mind expanded,Continue reading “Fearless, together and free: an afternoon at Double Edge Theatre”

The path of self-compassion

I’m lucky enough to be in both a real-time and online community that is made of awesome, and one of the awesomest bits is my friend Michel, who shared a bit today on the Googleface about self-compassion.  That is, as another wise woman commented, the ability to treat yourself as you would treat a dearContinue reading “The path of self-compassion”

[Re-run] Cultivating attention

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the magnificent Sierra Mountains in northern California, and to spend a week in a little mountain resort community called Pinecrest.  While the amenities available at the site are lovely, our experience was reasonably rustic: my girlfriend and I holed up in the cabin her family owns, madeContinue reading “[Re-run] Cultivating attention”

What my body is trying to tell me

One of the most common questions a Rubenfeld Synergist might ask herself is: what is my body trying to tell me? My body, I’m pretty sure, is saying SLOOOOOW DOOOOOWN. I’m sick again this week, this time with a nasty cold.  Producing scintillating, or even mildly shiny, content under these circumstances is not likely.  And,Continue reading “What my body is trying to tell me”

Am I awake right now?

I have Google set up to send me articles about body/mind topics, and sometimes links come along that I never would have found on my own.  Like this little gem from the Times of Swaziland (Swaziland!). It’s a fairly simple article on mindfulness, but I found its messages to be particularly poetic and true.  SomeContinue reading “Am I awake right now?”

Sickness and self-care

This past Wednesday night, as I arrived at my rehearsal for the musical I’m in, I was struck with a headache bad enough to make me also feel nauseous.  Accompanying this delightful development were some hot flashes, dizziness, and weakness.  I struggled through the rehearsal, then went home and collapsed.  I slept through most ofContinue reading “Sickness and self-care”

Principles of RSM #14: Reflecting clients’ verbal expressions validates their experience

When I first saw a Rubenfeld Synergy session, it was Joe Weldon, Master Synergist and possibly my greatest teacher, conducting it.  One of the first things I noticed – and it annoyed me at first – was how he kept repeating back things that the client said.  Joe might ask the client what she noticedContinue reading “Principles of RSM #14: Reflecting clients’ verbal expressions validates their experience”

Cultivating attention

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the magnificent Sierra Mountains in northern California, and to spend a week in a little mountain resort community called Pinecrest.  While the amenities available at the site are lovely, our experience was reasonably rustic: my girlfriend and I holed up in the cabin her family owns, madeContinue reading “Cultivating attention”

[Re-run] 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 “[Re-run] The “spirit” part of Rubenfeld Synergy”