How to Heal

I amSince seeing clients for Reiki and Healing Touch, energy modalities, I’ve been introduced to diseases and disorders entirely new to me. “Say again,” I ask while taking notes on the intake form. Having a diagnosis implies a collection of symptoms, a pattern for which a patient and doctor can determine a possible path toward health. 
 
With energy work, my method includes moving my hands through a client’s field and lowering my hands gently on the surface of their body. Continue reading

Sacred Movement on Siesta Key

Contact Improvisation on the BeachOn New Year’s Day, I had the privilege of teaching contact improvisation at an event called Sacred Movement, New Beginnings on the beach in Siesta Key, FL, an eight mile long island off the coast of Sarasota. Joining me was Nia teacher Kathy Oravec and yoga instructor Larisa Byely. Participants showed up on the white sand for an afternoon of looming clouds that weather forecasters threatened with an eighty percent chance of rain. We chose to see our chances for

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Tango in a Glass Elevator

As a writer and dancer, I’m drawn to beauty. The need is nearly as strong as the one for water, food, and breath. Beauty supports an ongoing flow of vitality and inspires future creations. It lights the spark in my eye.

Which is why I had to dance tango with my partner Michael Noyes in the glass elevator Continue reading

What Poetry Means

 

Globular Star Cluster: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Virginia

Globular Star Cluster: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UVA

“What does your poetry mean?” asks another well-meaning reader. I stumble for a response, consider how much to say, how any answer misleads.

Mine is a poetry of breath and pulse, of blood and bone in a spiral with presence. In return, I may ask, “What does your body mean? What does a symphony mean? When we peer into the night, what meaning is there in the countless stars?”

My answer will fall short because Continue reading