Befriending the body 3 – action steps

Befriending the body 3 – action steps

We are born into two cultures: the wider culture around us and our family culture. Both give us messages about what it’s like to have a human body and what we might think about our body in particular – its height and breadth,, the textures of our skin and hair, the...
Healthy habits – a delicate balance

Healthy habits – a delicate balance

Reaching for well-being, we add habits into our routine: more sleep, more nutritious diet, exercise and so on. Then we expect results. The dominant culture pretends to be driven by reason and logic. If this, then that. Living organisms frustratingly and gloriously...
From painting to mysticism

From painting to mysticism

I painted this morning. My aide, Jenny, set out the paints and the paper and sprayed water on the paint tray to awaken the watercolors. My wooden-handled brushes sat beside the paints. I have had them for 30 years; they are old friends. I lifted a rectangular brush...