Where do you live?

The only true address for fully-alive living is: You – Mentally and Physically, c/o Your Body in This Present Moment, Here and Now.   Excerpt,  Yoga Expression Spirit – Tools for Authentic Living

“You live around here?”

Most of us are fortunate to be able to respond to that question with a yes or a no. We can also provide directions to a spot on the map where our stuff is located. This location likely has universally recognized coordinates with which it is identified. Most call this space ‘home’, but is that really where we live? Continue reading “Where do you live?”

Three Steps To Heal The Inner Divide

“Kindness begins at home.” – Rick Hanson, PhD, psychologist, JOT (Just One Thing)

She was beautiful. Her smile was warm and kind and she moved like a gazelle. After two decades as a runner, she was lean and light, seemingly always to be on the move, fresh from a shower and smartly dressed. By all outward appearances, she had it all. Yet, here she was, deeply unsettled and seeking support. You see, she was at war. Inside her most-beautiful self, a punishing unkindness was sapping her of joy and impacting her biology.

For years she ran and raced and won. One entire closet was filled with trophies and ribbons, abundant evidence of her skill and speed. Her body performed amazing feats as she propelled herself like a mythical winged creature. For her, however, it was never enough. She was always reaching but never clasping. Despite the many trophies and the runner’s high, she finished each run certain that she had somehow missed the mark. Recently she had begun to feel deeply unsettled, unable to find peace or experience joy. She felt divided inside, at war with herself.  Together we set out to heal the inner divide.

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Life Making in Five Steps – The Art of Authentic Living

“The only thing more important than your to-do list is your to-be list. The only thing more important than your to-be list is to be.”  – Alan Cohen

I am a List Marker.

In fact, I am list marker descended from gifted Palmer-script list makers. I become bereft and a bit directionless without a list. Truth be told, I have been known to create lists of things I already did, just for the satisfaction of crossing them off. Lists order my days, my life, my dreams. I also love schedules. Oh, a good schedule supported by a list makes me nearly tingly. Even un-listy things make the list and the schedule, such as meditation and the daily walk. By, hey, whatever works, right?

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Disengage the Autopilot

Ever get wrapped around the axle about something? You know what I mean. Your brain is like a hamster on a wheel, your gut is in impressive knots, you cannot sleep, your inner dialog never stops and it all looks dark?

Or perhaps you are noticing that you spend much of your time on auto-pilot with your mind miles away while the body scurries about. Numbing, numbing, numbing… Continue reading “Disengage the Autopilot”