You Are Not Too Old, And It Is Not Too Late

You are not too old and it is not too late. These timely words from poet Rainer Maria Rilke branded me almost viscerally the first time I met a woman I’ll refer to as Dorothy. It was 1998 in Salt Lake City, where I was a dancer in a showcase performance of sacred dancers from all around the globe. One of the dances that took my breath away [...]

Being Vulnerable Without Giving Up Your Authority

Working as a body coach and hands-on body healer, I ask to be vulnerable with my clients. Funnily enough, being vulnerable doesn't come to me as easily as I had thought. However, what I've noticed is when I ask to lower my barriers, it helps get me out of my preconceived notions about me, about the person, and about what will unfold during the session. Likewise, I [...]

When You Define Your Body, You Confine It

How many ways to define, label and describe your body have you created? Have you decided how much it should weigh? Or how stressed out it is? What about the size and shape of your nose? How many notions do you have about how your body should, would or could function, only if...? The problem with defining anything is that you confine it to the box of [...]

Shopping at Crapco For The “Less-Than” Life

3 life stories you might be listening to, telling and buying over and over again. I can’t afford it. I don’t have the time. I’m not feeling very well. These 3 excuses are available at Crapco and they go on sale often. Insider’s report: Once upon a time, you were uncomfortable. It was so awkward, painful and annoying. You looked around and no one you knew was [...]

Do You Admire Others More Than Yourself?

Do you have a HERO or HEROINE? Is there someone you admire? What are the qualities in them that you admire or aspire to be like?  Remember the 1980’s movie classic, When Harry Met Sally? Sally faked an orgasm in a restaurant and an older woman watching, said, “I’ll have what she’s having!”  A few years ago I met a delightful person who was “bright and shiny” [...]

5 Steps to Happiness No Matter What!

Happiness. What’s so great about it? Growing up in Christianity, I believed happiness was a by-product of my right relationship with Jesus Christ. It wasn't something of value in and of itself.  Even the letters J-O-Y stood for always thinking of Jesus first, Others second and Yourself last. That was considered True JOY. When I was happy as a kid,  it was often tinged with guilt, because I was pretty sure [...]

3 Little Words Your Partner is Waiting to Hear

Who is your most intimate partner in life? Who wakes up with you every morning and goes to bed with you every night? Who helps you take out the trash, cook, clean, dine, drive you around, dance and celebrate? Your body!!!! And what are those 3 little words that your most intimate partner is waiting to hear from you? THANK YOU, BODY! Perhaps because you’ve always had a [...]

The Power of Conscious Touch

An article by blogger James Webb, Existential Depression in Gifted Individuals, tugged at me when he spoke about breaking through the sense of isolation through touch. Just as infants need to be held and touched, those kids experiencing existential depression need it too. Many of us have heard of the failure to thrive syndrome with infants and their mothers. Similarly, my take on it is that bodies of all [...]

Rampage of Gratitude!

When was the last time you went on a RAMPAGE … consciously? What if you were WILDLY AND UNCONTROLLABLY GRATEFUL for everything and everybody that showed up in every moment? What if you went on a rampage of gratitude? Above all letting nothing and nobody stop you from RECEIVING THE GIFT of every person, every challenge and every ordinary piece of life? Why is it a RAMPAGE? [...]

How To Be Inconsistent And Successful

Have you ever felt bad about being inconsistent? Conversely, have you tried hard to be consistent? Perhaps in your workouts, your eating habits, your money habits or your work schedule? Maybe you've followed the self-help gurus out there that say that to be successful, you must “set your goals,” “focus on one thing at a time,” or “create a to-do list” and follow it? Seriously, has any [...]

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