Sandy Hook, the gun control narrative, and sitting with pain

Today, I recognize that the horrible elementary school shooting in Sandy Hook, CT, is the one thing everyone is talking about, and with good reason.  27 people are dead, 18 of them children, at last count.  Even with the rash of random shootings in the past little while, this feels like a new low, aContinue reading “Sandy Hook, the gun control narrative, and sitting with pain”

Understanding: getting literal with it

Happy almost-Thanksgiving, everyone here in the States!  As we ease into the holidays, I want to return to the GROUND series, especially since we all need a bit of extra grounding during this time.  Today, then, we bring it to U.  🙂 The ‘U’ in GROUND is for ‘Understanding,’ something that all therapists strive forContinue reading “Understanding: getting literal with it”

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”

The things that shift me

From a coffee shop in Somerville, I text to a loved one, “Grey and white clouds blowing in a fall breeze, good French roast, and Death Cab on the speakers.  Good day so far.” On Friday afternoon, in the depths of a never-ending rainstorm, I wrote in a more personal journal what a hard dayContinue reading “The things that shift 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?”

Summer slowdown…and first-session deal

It’s August 1, classically a first-harvest festival in European and Euro-influenced cultures.  It’s also the middle of the summer, and that means a lot of people are traveling, on vacation, or at least enjoying a slower schedule. I’m still here, and still working hard to get the word out about the work that I doContinue reading “Summer slowdown…and first-session deal”

The power of touch

Yesterday, I got to spend three hours seeing back-to-back Rubenfeld Synergy clients at the Weekend of Healing and Insight, a fundraising event for the Theosophical Society of Boston.  I saw six people, for 25 minutes each, with barely a break in-between. This was more awesome than I imagined it would be. Synergy sessions are generallyContinue reading “The power of touch”

Things that are bringing me happiness today

Some days – especially Fridays, I think – you just need to go for the simple.  This was a weird week, with the holiday in the middle of it, and all the heat; I’m betting most people who are working today are slacking off a bit and waiting for the weekend, and the rest areContinue reading “Things that are bringing me happiness today”

Off to refresh and revive

Folks, I’m leaving Monday morning early on a week-and-change odyssey to the wilds of Northern California, to spend time in wine country and in the ancestral mountain cabin belonging to my girlfriend’s family.  Very excited about this, and also very aware that for the majority of it, I will be out of cell reception andContinue reading “Off to refresh and revive”

Rock climbing for mind, body, emotions and spirit

Yesterday, I went rock climbing at Metro Rock in Everett for the fourth time.  I had heard many wax poetic about the wonders of this sport, not least Norman Mailer in Harlot’s Ghost, and the writer whom I’d love to have as a closer friend, Kij Johnson, who seems to have had her life savedContinue reading “Rock climbing for mind, body, emotions and spirit”