“Pop quiz hotshot. There’s a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up. What do you do? What do you do?!” We can recite movie lines with no notice. That quote is right there, ready to go. We can … Continue reading Pencils Down!
As Charles Xavier said, “Mutation is the key to our evolution.” Ongoingly, evolution is a slow and gradual process, but every once in a while, it takes a leap forward. “Brittany Runs a Marathon” is a movie based on a true story about a woman who’s sense of self-worth was deep in the gutter. She … Continue reading A Positive Mutation of Spirit
No, not that Vegas; actually, that’s not a bad idea. But, THE vagus. Probably, the most important of the twelve cranial nerves is the vagus. Covering a distance of about six miles, it’s actually longer than the Vegas strip, connecting sensory signals to and from the heart, lungs, stomach, and our entire digestive system. In … Continue reading Want to Feel Better Immediately? Go to Vagus.
“You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack … and you may find yourself in another part of the world. And you may ask yourself, well … how did I get here?” – Once in a lifetime: The Talking Heads. If any of us were blindfolded and two days later, dropped in the middle … Continue reading You May Find Yourself
Everyone in my family; my mother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and so on, were gossipy, angry, miserable, grudge-holding, and so full of drama. Everyone. What a terrible existence. My Grandmother was the oldest of nine children (my aunts and uncles) and she attended each of their funerals. She attended my mother’s funeral as well; her own … Continue reading My Grandmother; The 103 Year Old Guru
One guy swims the lake and makes it look easy. He’s an accomplished swimmer. When he gets to the other side, it’s no big deal. He towels off, and gets on with things. No fanfare. Another guy crosses the lake, but he’s not a very good swimmer. He’s floundering, splashing, gasping for air, and making … Continue reading Proficiency, Competence, and the Incapable Hero
I know, it can be weird. The first time I walked into a yoga school, I was filled with trepidation and reluctance. When I entered, no one was in the reception area, so I got a few seconds to take it all in. The smell of lavender, lots of beads, Namaste T-shirts, essential oils, candles, … Continue reading Thinking About Joining a Yoga Studio for the First Time? Relax