Posts By: Ellie Dolgin

In Relation to Love

Relationships are trying. Loving ones are the hardest because we care so much. I find confusion in communication infinitely frustrating. What did he really mean? How did she interpret my actions? Did he understand what I just said? Was I able to look past her words and hear what she truly wants and needs? Is… Read more »

How Can Ayurveda Improve Your Health?

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system of India. It includes healing the mind, body and spirit through diet and lifestyle. Based on three doshas (or body types) and the seasons Ayurveda practitioners prescribe food and lifestyle alterations to heal diseases and maintain overall good health. The three types of constitutions are vata, pitta and kapha…. Read more »

A True Warrior

Of the many classes that I take each week, one of the more challenging is the martial art of gongfu with an emphasis on spirituality and the ways that it can be applied to relationships. We learn how to be present in relation to others, to look into each other’s eyes and bow before sparring… Read more »

The Inner World of Computers

You probably already know this. I am slow to discover technological ways to make my life easier. It seems that each advance that I learn about leads to two more things to address. One step forward, two steps backward. But here is an idea that could make your experience online less aggravating. I am sometimes… Read more »

A New Look at Destiny

Destiny. Every time I hear that word I think of the elusive thing that I am supposed to get to but haven’t quite grasped. It is the tantalizing concept that is just out of reach, frustrating and alluring. Sometimes I feel that it is suspended in the ethers waiting for my evolution to mature, like… Read more »

Exercising the Power to Change

We used to say, “I love you so much! I love you just the way you are and I hope that you never change!” That sentiment used to feel good, but it doesn’t anymore. Not changing used to be the gold standard, almost like we were impervious to life and its lessons, like we could… Read more »

Shaken Into Wakefulness

Last week I participated in an intense qigong workshop, doing slow movements like in tai chi, studying the forms that precede and accompany the changing seasons. There was an emphasis on the physical and spiritual aspects of the forms, feeling them in my body and soul. Practicing in community deepened their meaning as I struggled… Read more »

Loving the Space That You Make

Have you ever gone into someone’s home and felt so cramped that you could hardly breathe?  Their walls and countertops are cluttered with stuff, snuffing out any chance for a pause. Some people feel that making their mark on their surroundings makes their presence important and also protects them from having to face the… Read more »