Monarchs, migration and metamorphosis

Scheduling Esalen for a conference during the monarch migration… is that an accident or a wonderful coincidence? The Yoga and Addiction Recovery Conference held its second annual get together late October this year; and for the second time it was held during the butterfly migration. Last year it was so cold the poor insects were…

A Heart Cracked Open

I Love It – For Real, for real. I am going to take several days to integrate what I discovered and learned (which are quite different things) at the Yoga and Addiction Recovery Conference at Esalen this past week. Nikki Myers, Rolf Gates, Vinnie Marino, Noah Levine, Carrie Coppola and Tommy Rosen all shared with…

Good Grief! More to process!!!

A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to contribute to a curriculum for teen girls. The focus of this 6 week course for these incarcerated young women is co-dependence and other fall out from living in a house with addiction. Like the turtle in the Mr Wizard cartoon – I have been time…

Dreams about Mothers

I woke up about an hour after falling asleep. About the third or fourth night in a row with dreams about my family. Last few nights also included dad.. dad in unlikely situations and with an unlikely role. Tonight’s dream went like this – with a strange unsettling message and question at the end. There…

Daily Meditation

For a period of 10 days I had been using a guided meditation to refresh my morning practice. I discovered an useful intention-setting meditation; “Listening to Your Inner Voice” by Lori Leyden. Surprisingly it truly has had an impact on my days. I try guided meditations from time to time; and while I benefit from…