Soaking a Sponge in Honey

If you soak a sponge in honey, you squeeze it and honey comes out. If you soak a sponge in vinegar, you squeeze it and vinegar comes out. David Nichtern A student sent me a message letting me know that our school food pantry was working with Miami Rescue Mission collecting women’s sport’s wear along… Continue reading Soaking a Sponge in Honey

Is it urgent?

I was listening to a clip of somatic awareness teacher Licia Sky last week. Although I liked the interview, I was not really paying too much attention until until I heard her say the following: When you come from a background of trauma in your early life, it can feel like every situation that you… Continue reading Is it urgent?

Happy Easter

I was thinking of my friend and mentor, Mac Smith, yesterday. He loved butterflies all the way to the end of his long and beautiful life. On one of my last visits with him he showed me around his yard and pointed out the caterpillars he was feeding and observing as they would soon metamorphose… Continue reading Happy Easter

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Three Questions to Help You Live in the Present Moment

In today’s video clip, I’m sharing the start of one of our community yoga classes. This 25-minute clip introduces the practice of the present moment. I don’t necessarily call it that in the video, but I’m bringing it up here so that you can notice. The practice follows a basic principle. We can use the… Continue reading Three Questions to Help You Live in the Present Moment

Can your early life stresses affect your current health?

I came across the article at the end of this post this morning. It describes findings that early life stress has effects on overall health later in life. (Epigenetics looks at how our environment affects how our genes manifest in our bodies.) An epigenetic pathway related to early life stress was identified and could inhibited with… Continue reading Can your early life stresses affect your current health?

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