A man in Brazil, having received a cardiac implant, found – not all that surprisingly – that his body image shifted: he had the odd feeling off having a heart in his belly rather than his chest. But rather more surprisingly, the introduction of the implant “seemed to have markedly altered certain social and emotionalContinue reading “Listening to your heart may be more literal than you think”
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My favorite response yet to the #yesallwomen thing.
In the wake of the horrific shootings this week, Twitter and other social media have been a-flurry with defensive remarks from men (hashtag: notallmen) and responses from women (hashtag: yesallwomen). The dialogue seems to be going past each other, in a way that neither increases understanding nor gets at the heart of why these awfulContinue reading “My favorite response yet to the #yesallwomen thing.”
Happy New Year…
To all my readers and to everyone seeking healing, peace, love and joy. If you’re in the Northeast, I hope you’re enjoying the snowstorm.
New RSM site has launched, awesome video, and special offer!
There is finally a new website for Rubenfeld Synergy Method! Emblazoned with the new slogan, “Befriend Your Body, Transform Your Life,” it is an easier to navigate, more informative and more beautiful site than the old one, and it more readily invites people in to understand what Rubenfeld Synergy is, how it can help, andContinue reading “New RSM site has launched, awesome video, and special offer!”
People into BDSM no longer considered mentally ill. Well it’s about time.
As reported by The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, the makers of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly known as the DSM, has released its new edition (DSM-5). In previous editions, paraphilias – a catch-all term for “unusual” sexual desires falling under the umbrella of fetishes, BDSM, or kink – were basically consideredContinue reading “People into BDSM no longer considered mentally ill. Well it’s about time.”
Carmina Burana, the bombings, and being an artistic first responder
On Monday night, I returned to rehearsal with the Back Bay Chorale. We rehearse on Newbury Street, about a block from where the Boston Marathon bombings occurred, and since we rehearse on Mondays, last week’s rehearsal was a no-go. But this past Monday, we were back, and our fearless leader Scott Allen Jarrett had someContinue reading “Carmina Burana, the bombings, and being an artistic first responder”
Shelter in place
Today the weirdness around the Boston Marathon bombings continues, as Boston and surrounding areas are in lockdown, the police are on a supermilitarized manhunt, and residents are being ordered to stay inside with their doors locked. I am just outside the lockdown area (by a town), and I for one will be going out ofContinue reading “Shelter in place”
“We are not built for this.”
Once again, in the face of unthinkable tragedy – this time much closer to home than any of us here in Boston would like – Mark Morford says the thing I need to hear, and that I wanted to say myself. I’ve asked here before how we humans are meant to deal with the tragediesContinue reading ““We are not built for this.””
Anything Can Happen
This spring, I’m working on a new choral piece with the Back Bay Chorale, called Anything Can Happen. The five-movement work is by the young Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz, and is based around three poems by Seamus Heaney, and two sections of the Arabic Injeel, the equivalent to the New Testament. The result is aContinue reading “Anything Can Happen”
Funerals for six-year-olds, or, moving some of that emotion through
For all my compassion and concern for humanity and its state, oftentimes I find myself feeling closed off from larger events, the kind that get national attention: hurricanes, earthquakes, bombings in Gaza, shootings in Colorado. The media bombard us with images, coverage, analysis, and repetition of all of the suffering, exploding, and ghastliness, and IContinue reading “Funerals for six-year-olds, or, moving some of that emotion through”