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can we be securely un-locked?

At our recent Open into Strength Spring Posture Clinic & Playshop, one of my students asked me a good question that I’ve been mulling over. Let me interrupt myself before I even get fully rolling to say that I often find the English language frustrating and not totally in line with my values. If I were to say the truth…

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ear 2 earth

About 4 years ago I changed my perspective in a way that reconnected me to how I used to look, and see, when I was a child. I lay down on the earth, with one ear down, as though listening, & allowed my vision to shift. It took a while before I wasn’t automatically interpreting the layers in front of…

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what are you worth?

Are you looking to take your life higher, deeper, wider, lighter? Are you ready & willing to do the work needed to make your life less work & more playful — more your own? Then I’d love to “work” with you in 2017! Many of you have some exposure to MYOGA’s Seasonal Structure. In 2017 I’m revealing another layer of…

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marrying myself, as naff as that may be

Isn’t this what happens when you cross the threshold of 4 decades & are still unwed, un-childed, wild & possibly bewildered? You marry yourself. I haven’t mentioned it before because I couldn’t get past how new-age-y it sounds. Although I vaguely picked up this idea years ago, I have dismissed it all those years. I even dismissed it while I…

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the powah of pothitive thinking

On my third try to travel to India from the US, I finally made it. In order to save money to get there & to stay there for 6 months, though, I decided to sublet my NYC apartment. I then moved all my things into storage except what I needed to return to Ithaca, where I’d gone to university at…

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grief into gratitude, through grit

Right now I’m meant to be organizing a 6 minute 40 second talk to accompany 20 photos focused on How to use Grit to turn Grief into Gratitude, but it seems Life is busy teaching me what that even means. My most recent devastation is this one at the river where I’ve been doing my prayer songs each morning since…

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e-value-ating how we value our values

value (n.) c. 1300, “price equal to the intrinsic worth of a thing;” late 14c., “degree to which something is useful or estimable,” from Old French value “worth, price, moral worth; standing, reputation” (13c.), noun use of fem. past participle of valoir “be worth,” from Latin valere “be strong, be well; be of value, be worth” (see valiant). The meaning “social principle” is attested from 1918, supposedly borrowed…

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know your roots

transmute ancestral poison into potion for present and future generations This was my intent and my main driver behind creating PocaHAUNTus–shapeshifting history into Herstory. Yet the tendency that I have, and that perhaps we all have, is to get caught up in the past. We begin to think and act as though that’s the way it’s all-ways been and then…

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Quit trying to Capture everything.

The most magical moments are impossible to capture anyway. So close the camera/phone & open yourSelf to receive what is. Try recording what you’re witnessing within your cell tissue instead of on your cell phone. A few weeks ago I was in a new place, a lovely place, but I didn’t know it well enough to know the right place…