Living By Default or Not!

When fierce challenges arise our minds can ignite in worry and we are “all over the place”. “Where is the information I need?” “How can I solve this situation?” “What can I do?” … leading to inner shrieks of desperation. Opinions, information, fears and questions come pouring in. How can we possibly stay focussed and attentive to our best course of action? In times like … Continue reading Living By Default or Not!

Is It Evidence Based Design or Feng Shui?

“First we shape our buildings, then they shape us” [Winston Churchill, 1943] Churchill’s words foretold our growing awareness of neuroplasticity, current innovations in medical facility design, Evidence Based Design (EBD), our appreciation of the Art of Placement (Feng Shui) and, perhaps the puzzle of the State of Illinois Governor’s offices and the criminal convictions of five elected governors…! Could there be a historical design flaw … Continue reading Is It Evidence Based Design or Feng Shui?

Being Balanced in a Tyranny of “To Do” – Part I

The ray I am talking about isn’t the gently warming, comforting, delicious feeling of sunshine on my shoulders it is a blast of bright that painfully reveals our human frailty. It can come in the form of loss, disease, accidents, upsets, reversals, etc. Continue reading Being Balanced in a Tyranny of “To Do” – Part I

Embodiment: Our Body Genius

Our organizational titles don’t protect us from becoming entangled with energies, situations, circumstances or feelings of being stuck. Whether it is a simple matter of having our “knickers in a twist” or something far more serious, entering and sustaining a state of embodied toxic feelings is, quite simply, bad for our health. Meditation, intense physical exercise, spiritual practices, somatic therapies and vacations can break the … Continue reading Embodiment: Our Body Genius

TERRA FIRMA

We introduced ourselves. Gregg quickly shared that he is out of work and has been so for two years. He had worked a Physical Education Teacher, Coach and School Principal and private tutor for autistic children. He had been certain that his education, experience and years of service would have kept him employed. At 53, in the U.S. 2011, he finds his once confident career impounded by the economic storm. His expertise and experience seek new relevance and value. He said that friends are telling him to read “The Secret”. Continue reading TERRA FIRMA

HEALTH, CONTEXT and DANCE

“An idea is like a virus….it can define or destroy you” – Cobb in the film INCEPTION The story (idea) we tell about ourselves, our challenges, and successes may define or destroy us. In his blog On The Brain, neuroscientist Michael Merzenich Ph.D. writes: “Each one of we humans is defined operationally, as a distinct ‘person’, by billions of moments of experientially-driven CHANGE (plasticity) in … Continue reading HEALTH, CONTEXT and DANCE