October 21, 2014

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

 With the approach of Halloween I’m feeling like it’s time to start talking cats. The black cat comes to mind right off because they, in particular, have been associated with the occult, with bad luck and evil doings and they have apparently spent way too much time with witches. But seeing as it’s early in October, let’s not get into the dark stuff quite yet. Let’s talk Bob. Bob is my housecat of 17 years. Although I’m feeling one heck of a lot older,… [Read More...]

Whole Body Beautiful: Why You Need To Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

 The comfort zone is “behavioral space where your activities and behaviors fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk.” What is it about our comfort zone that we are afraid to push its boundaries? Is it the familiarity, the security and safety, or a certainty (or uncertainty)? Maybe it is staying in that easy routine that doesn't present any stress, panic, anxiety, or discomfort. The Comfort Zo… [Read More...]

Living Well: Body Listening

 Last month I went on Facebook and posted my first “selfie:” a 15-second film of me dancing in the Departure Terminal of Hong Kong International. I couldn’t figure out how to shoot the video and play the music simultaneously, so I danced with Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House” playing silently to an audience of one—me. Other than some fatigue following 14 hours of travel, the anticipation of six more hours and s… [Read More...]