Category Archives: Teaching

The Two Friends

I have two friends. Well, I have more than two friends… especially on Facebook, but lets say two friends that I actually know in person for a while. One friend is always positive. When I speak with her, she is … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Relationships, Society, Spirit, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

House of Secrets

I have a secret to share. I grew up in a house of secrets. My parents were of the Holocaust generation. My mom had her share of trials — on the run from the Nazis since she was just six … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Health, Life, Relationships, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Releasing the victim game

A recent post I made on Facebook triggered several puzzled responses. I felt it may be good to further elaborate on the topic in a blog post. As I have not blogged in a long while, it also gives me … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Life, Mind-Body, Open Heart Energy, Philosophy, Spirit, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Empty Mind?

When teaching ‘Introduction to Meditation’ workshops, I often begin the session with a question: “What do you think of, when you hear the word meditation?” A common answer is “emptying the mind.” Let’s explore this idea. Can the mind really be … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Meditation, Open Heart Energy, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Let the Shaman Back In

While visiting a Tibetan-Himalayan store at my hometown, I had a chat with one of the shop’s owners. I mentioned to her my interest in Shamanism, and inquired as to the role such Medicine Men play in the society she came … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Philosophy, Society, Spirit, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The upside of suffering

I do not seek suffering. Absolutely not. No siree. In fact, show me a path of sorrows and I will likely take the other fork in the road. Yet… When I was fifteen, my father prematurely passed away. My older … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Life, Mind-Body, Philosophy, Spirit, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Because this is how I was taught

Practicing my Short Yang (Tai Chi form) this morning, I was struck by the many modifications, some subtle, some not, that my form had gone through over the years. Those changes had become even more apparent several years ago, when … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Philosophy, Teaching, Yoga and Tai Chi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment