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…

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…

More thoughts on Santosha – Contentment

Santosha: thoughts based on The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele Santosha is the observance of contentment . I read from Deborah Adele’s book again today. Contentment is a state of being that requires attention as well as in-attention – one of those cosmic balance things. I must be mindful – but not grasping to…