Locomoting from the Pelvis

As I penned the title for this piece, my mind could not help but drift to the characteristic pelvic initiation for the casual, social dancing of my Barbadian island home. Visitors to the island are bemused as they observe the way locals translate music into a variety of movements, all of which seem to originate […]

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Rhus toxicodendron, and the Importance of Etiology

There are moments in your life, as a woman, a wife, a mother and a human being, that one is desperate to get away. Desperate to savor a few moments, hours, or even days in the company of one’s sole, soul, self. Desperate for the silence of solitude and the self-indulgence of letting daily obligation […]

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Reality Check – A Plague of Locusts

Last night our family had a ‘dinner in front of the television’ night. It is one of those little innovations that we embraced to create space for relaxed, non-judgmental, messy, fun, human living. I am a fan of mindful eating, and attempt to instill in my family an appreciation of this practice and it’s benefit […]

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DEAR HUMAN

Even the dead tree, still standing, offers shade from the blistering midday sun. And when it is called to lay down on the earth, it will surrender, and give freely of itself so that it may feed the soil which has supported and nourished it unconditionally for all of it’s days. Dear Human, What can you […]

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TIME OUT – NO BEACH ACCESS

Someone a world away posts a photo of wild mountain goats eating the hedges in a suburban neighborhood. The words under the photo are ‘humans are the virus’. Another stream of images from India is accompanied by joyous exclamations that people can see the Himalayas from their homes in Punjab from the first time in […]

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SELF-CARE AND BALANCING IDA AND PINGALA

Perhaps many of you have been taking the time, over these almost two months of altered reality, to engage in more self-care, as a way to soothe and ground yourself and weather the uncertainty. My days now begin with Perhaps many of you have been taking the time, over these almost two months of altered […]

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SIX LINES OF ENERGY, SEVEN POINTS OF BALANCE

Begin by lying supine (on your back) on the floor, extend your arms and legs away on the diagonals. Deepen your breath, bring your attention to your abdomen, and to the gentle rise of fall that occurs with each inhalation and exhalation. Drop your breath right down into your pelvis and imagine your pelvis expanding […]

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NEVER DANCE ALONE

In our Sundance classes, we have been playing with the idea that we are never dancing alone. Every gesture, step and shape we create is the manifestation of a complex group choreography involving relationships between ourselves and other players in the field of creation. There is your relationship with your self to which you must […]

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A Recipe for the Prodromal Period

Most of us will never know if we have had COVID-19, as we will be asymptomatic or will experience mild symptoms which will certainly not warrant harassing the medical authorities to conduct a diagnostic test. As most complementary practitioners do, I believe in maintaining health, as opposed to waiting for a diagnosis in order to […]

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Gifts of the Virusverse – Stepping into the Light

The whispered invitation to let everything fall away arrives in the form of a screaming command from the external powers that be. My family had made a list of New Year’s intentions in January, and finally, on Day One of Social Isolation, we seized the opportunity to indulge in one of them – a family […]

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