“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.””

“We are missing the experience of our own being.”

I had a great article passed along to me today from the Sun, which I’ve since subscribed to.  Called “Out of Our Heads,” it is an interview between writer and filmmaker Amnon Buchbinder, and author Philip Shepherd, on his book New Self, New World: Recovering Our Senses in the 21st Century.  Most key to my interests,Continue reading ““We are missing the experience of our own being.””

Going outside your body to find your body: transgender gamers

Someone very close to me is a game designer, and has taught me a lot about this fast-evolving world and its possibilities.  This morning he sent me this article, about transgender gamers and their experiences in online video games.  (As usual, I strongly advise not reading the comments, which are rage-inducing.)  Many things moved meContinue reading “Going outside your body to find your body: transgender gamers”

The Lion and the Lamb: Finding Our Center

Apologies for missing Wednesday’s post; it’s been a bit of a crazy week.  Here’s a piece I wrote for this month’s Befriend Your Body Newsletter; go to the box at the bottom of this page if you’d like to start receiving it. It’s March, and the long, snow-filled winter seems to be promising an endContinue reading “The Lion and the Lamb: Finding Our Center”

The four powers of the Synergist

A colleague responded recently to my post on finding my ideal clients by talking about the four needs of attachment theory.  In short, a client needs the same things from a therapist or Synergist that a child needs from a caregiver – or an adult from a loving relationship.  I’ll simply quote my friend here:Continue reading “The four powers of the Synergist”

[Re-run] “Open your eyes, and be surprised that you have eyes to open.”

My mentor Joan shared this video this morning, and I watched it all the way through until the tears flowed. I recommend the same to each of you.  It is a sublime meditation on gratitude, replete with gorgeous time-lapse photography, some of the most interesting and beautiful faces I’ve ever seen, and the gentle, liltinglyContinue reading “[Re-run] “Open your eyes, and be surprised that you have eyes to open.””

How Rubenfeld Synergy helped me work with actors

Back in 2009, I worked on a production of The Winter’s Tale that was my first full-length production in years.  I was 34 years old, and I found out two things that were amazingly helpful.  One was that I still had a sense of all the technical skills needed to do the job of directing:Continue reading “How Rubenfeld Synergy helped me work with actors”

“Open your eyes, and be surprised that you have eyes to open.”

My mentor Joan shared this video this morning, and I watched it all the way through until the tears flowed. I recommend the same to each of you.  It is a sublime meditation on gratitude, replete with gorgeous time-lapse photography, some of the most interesting and beautiful faces I’ve ever seen, and the gentle, liltinglyContinue reading ““Open your eyes, and be surprised that you have eyes to open.””

“Sometimes we save each other”

Since it seems to be Radiolab week or something at this here blog, and since I’m running about a bit with a wonderful houseguest, today I give you yet another link from those good folks: the story of the spider on the frog on the turtle.  (There’s pictures, too.) (In fact, even if you don’tContinue reading ““Sometimes we save each other””

The Bus To Now

Happy New Year, everyone. I’ve been out of contact for some time, as the holidays were especially rich this year. This year, I’m hoping to have something new for you every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; I hope you’ll stick around. Last night, as I was driving back from my parents’ place in New Jersey, IContinue reading “The Bus To Now”