Shooting Our Arrows

This week I watched Paris is Burning, a 1990 documentary film about people who find themselves in the margins of society and create a world where they can belong. The film drags at time, pun intended, but overall, it’s a remarkable storytelling piece that humanizes and poses (another pun) lots of questions. The film ends… Continue reading Shooting Our Arrows

Chernobyl smolders and so do I. How about you?

Earlier this week I learned that there are parts of the Chernobyl reactor that are still smoldering. The partial meltdown of the nuclear power plant took place April 26, 1986 with a fire that raged for eight days, bathing the surrounding area and a good portion of Western Europe in a radioactive cloud. Scientist are… Continue reading Chernobyl smolders and so do I. How about you?

10 Permissions

God speaks to each of us as he makes us,then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: You, sent out beyond your recall,go to the limits of your longing. Rainer Maria Rilke, Book of Hours, I 59 Most times before we start our yoga sessions we go… Continue reading 10 Permissions

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?