“The best moments in our lives
are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times . . .
The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits
in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi continue reading
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words;
watch your words, they become your actions;
watch your actions, they become your habits;
watch your habits, they become your character;
watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”
~~ Lao Tzu
Our true nature is like a precious jewel ~
although it may be temporarily buried in the mud,
it remains completely brilliant and unaffected.
We simply have to uncover it.
~~ Pema Chodron
Change is in the air. You can feel it and see it! The shifting seasons in the North East have recognizable cycles and patterns and during the transition to Autumn, the wind becomes more brisk, temperatures cool, the sun rises later and sets earlier as the contrast between light (Yang) and dark (Yin) is more evident. The Earth moves along her path towards the quiet and stillness of Winter, as the trees drop their colorful leaves in the practice of letting go and surrendering to the cycle and pattern of The Way of Nature. In a little over a week, the Equinox will occur on September 23, signifying once again a moment of perfect balance between Yin and Yang. continue reading
“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
Do not despair if the answers don’t come immediately.
Some answers are only revealed with the passage of time.”
~~Rainer Maria Rilke
My dear precious people …
Greetings from the city of Tulum on the Mayan Riviera coast of Mexico. I have spent the past week in this city, experiencing a wonderful combination of ancient culture in an idyllic location, where the ocean breezes are constant, and the turquoise water is calm and inviting as it caresses the golden sand beaches. continue reading
The relationship between the body and the mind has always been one of unity, connection and interdependence within the system of Chinese medicine. Disharmony or “dis-ease” presents itself with a symptom/sign – perhaps an ache, a fever, fatigue, heart palpitations, changes in appetite, and more. These signs are assessed by the doctor, suggestions for remedies are made to alleviate discomfort, and the underlying reason for the “dis-ease” is also addressed. Symptoms – the outward conversation between the inner and outer body – are seen as messengers, helping to guide us to redirect our attention and follow the clues so that harmony can be restored in the body.