Winning the Health Game

We munched our way around the fundraiser. Over the top grilled prawns, craft beers and a splash of elegant, gourmet, energetic offerings from our community businesses primed us for supporting our local non-profits. We sipped, perused and cheerfully gave up our contact information booth by booth. In one aphotic corner a young man stood behind his designated table and with the party well underway his … Continue reading Winning the Health Game

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

Ho’oponopono – A “Power Up”

Passion is a state of being. In that state we flourish, our energy flows. Obsession is a state of being. In that state energy is wasted. Obsessive thought is a hook that can take the lead in our life and drag us anywhere. It can be a person, desire, or situation that incessantly bubbles and boils beneath the surface. We can’t get rid of it. … Continue reading Ho’oponopono – A “Power Up”

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