When my son was a baby, and I a new mother, I was stymied by how difficult it was to soothe my sons cries. my mother taught me to go through the list of reasons why he could be crying; 1. Is he hungry? 2. Is he tired? 3. Is he too hot or too … Continue reading Body is hungry… but spirit is hungry too!
“Chew. The Stomach does not have teeth. “ Yogi Bhajan. At the end of dinner with my son, as I was lecturing him on why we don’t spit our food back out on our plates just because we don’t like it (Gross, right?!) I found myself hurriedly and angrily shoveling the rest of my beautiful … Continue reading 40 days 40 chews.
Being in Portugal now is like living in a bouquet of wild flowers. It’s uplifting and inspiring. And as the flowers blossom, energy rises, light returns, all sorts of things come up, like… “How am I going to keep up with all the things I need to do in my life to live the way I … Continue reading Spring Cleaning (My Life).
This is a shout out to the brave and loving creative beings amongst us. You creative souls that have a nature that needs to actualize your experience; To turn yourself inside out to show the other that what is inside you is just a variation of what exists in them. It is not light work. … Continue reading Create to elevate.
I fell in love with a farmer. I fell fast, but must admit it was for superficial reasons that have to do with my enormous appetite… I knew I wanted him when I saw the size of his…. Garden. I began to live the dream, escaping my life here to retreat into the sequestered bio-dynamic … Continue reading I fell in love with a farmer.
Do people do resolutions anymore? Or is everyone jaded by the many failed attempts to maintain our most intimate promises... only falling into guilt, shame and ultimately... disappointment in ourselves. Ouch. We get New Years Eve fever where we spit-shine ourselves up in our minds-eye, and put ourselves on the perfection pedestal of the our hidden potential and … Continue reading Soul Food 2017.
THE CHORESOPHY : "To be in Bliss is to dance between heaven and earth, dancing to the rhythms of cosmic and telluric energies, in the depths of breath in movement. Descend into the depths of your own memory , its own space , its own time. The rhythm of the walking footsteps reels in the … Continue reading We shall dance between heaven and earth
I’ve spent too much mental energy in my life berating myself for falling short of my expectations, and my (perhaps) greatest personal growth came when I decided to stop once and for all any sense of obligation to hold up a meditative or yoga practice. I shifted completely my mindset and instead do my practices based … Continue reading No question. Meditation.
The Alchemy of Art and Yoga The moment of the hero Santiago’s transcendence in Paulo Coelho’s book “The Alchemist” is the moment when he convinces the sun and wind to work with him to turn himself into wind. He, in a sense, manipulates the elements to do his bidding… but not a gross physical … Continue reading The Alchemy of Art and Yoga
The Well is my life. Really. We live here. I am an all or nothing kind of girl and I want to live this life fully. My name is Janet Shook and I am, in effect, the lady of The Well; a residence in t… Source: Guardian of The Well