Posts Categorized: self-awareness

How to Give a Great Hug

Recently people have been saying to me, “Wow! How did you learn how to hug like that?” I didn’t realize that many people are hug-deprived. Even people with partners long to be held. So, here is my technique and philosophy behind a great hug. Put your arms around the person so that your hands envelope… Read more »

Does Time Exist?

Some scientists say that time does not exist. In the mid-60’s, two American theorists, Wheeler and DeWitt, produced a complex equation attempting to explain how the Universe works. Shockingly they found that time did not need to be factored into this equation. British physicist Dr. Barbour concluded that time does not exist. He argued that… Read more »

Who Really Cares About Your Insecurities?

We were told to pick a partner for the exercise. Luckily Sue was near me. I like to work with her. Here were the instructions: The first person puts her leg on the other’s shoulder or hip (maybe to be off-balance or vulnerable?), cradles her partner’s head in her hands and the partner tilts her… Read more »

Filling in the Blanks

The pattern is familiar. I meet a new friend, know little about him or her, and my mind fills in the blanks. Rather than waiting until experience reveals his nature, I color in the picture with traits that I hope that he has. In a short time I expect behavior that reflects those characteristics which… Read more »

How to Have a Political Discussion

After seeing a movie with a dear friend the discussion accidentally went into politics. I didn’t know that we were on opposite sides of this political divide. The volume exponentially rose and we found ourselves yelling at each other before we got a handle on our emotions and vowed to leave the topic out of… Read more »

How Did You Get This Body?

In a conference called “Ageless Living” I heard many authors and teachers espouse ground-breaking ideas, but none was more exciting than what author, Gregg Braden, had to say. He explained a simple concept that we often overlook – what we do in the first part of our lives catches up with us in the second… Read more »

Cops and Swimming Lessons

I was driving and listening to my mother tell me a story over the hands-free phone when I saw the flashing lights behind me. “Mom!  Mom!  Mom!” my voice escalated to interrupt her story. “I’m being pulled over. I’ll call you back.” I parked on the side of the road and heard a resonant voice… Read more »

What is Building Biology?

I was sitting at the community table in a local restaurant when a young woman sat down next to me. We started to chat and of course my first question was, “What brings you to Santa Fe?” She answered that she was attending a course in Building Biology. “What’s that?” I asked. “It’s the investigation… Read more »