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The Hero’s Journey

Were you a hero today? Did you slay a dragon haunting you from inside your psyche? Maybe you did so without realizing the significance of your actions. Joseph Campbell, professor, author and philosopher, described “The Hero’s Journey” as a cycle that we go through over and over again as we delve deeper into our own… Read more »

Practice Being Human

There is a new word in the English language. You won’t find it in the dictionary because it is too new. It was created by Zhenevere Dao, the founder of MogaDao Institute, to explain the growing epidemic of technology-induced neuroses. The word is “info-colonization”, and it has already permeated much of our culture without giving… Read more »

Golden Joinery

The Japanese art form of Kintsugi, translated as “golden joinery”, has fascinating implications. First practiced in the 15th century, it is the art of repairing broken pottery by joining the breakage with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum adding value to the breakage rather than covering it up. The break becomes a part… Read more »

A Parent’s Unlived Life

“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their children than the unlived life of the parent.”  A quote from Carl Jung.   I understand this as a child and as a parent.  It pains me to hear about my mother’s disappointments and in some ways lack of fulfillment.  Huge and small decisions are constantly made… Read more »

Intimacy

Let’s not make a list of what we have given up. We are all aware of how life is different. But there is one energy that I never thought would be more abundant now. It is intimacy. How can I say that with all of the physical distance and unnatural separation? From talking with friends… Read more »

Why This? Why Now?

Why the corona virus? Why now? Why is the entirety of humankind stopped in its tracks? What are we each supposed to do to value this moment in history? This is no doubt a pivotal time on our planet…humanity evolving out of old ways of living primed for transformation. Governing and economic paradigms, cultural conditioning,… Read more »

When It’s Not What You Expected

After five years of practice and three months of intense teacher training and a grueling two-and-a-half hour personalized test I received my certification to teach qigong in the lineage of the MogaDao Institute of Santa Fe. I thought that I would be elated and immediately call family and friends while shouting it out of the… Read more »