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
I wouldn’t usually accompany a Well resident on a 2-week liquid fast. My excuse in such situations is, “Hey, it isn’t my de-tox”. But when Linda showed up, there was an instant feeling of- ‘Sister…We are in this together’. Spring Equinox, Death Moon, Easter. Birth, death, re-birth… (Sa Ta Na Ma*)… all in an 8-day … Continue reading Uma Linda Primavera
When Lília Carvalho was here last May the grass was tall and yellow. Now we are ankle-deep in our winter green. Her land sculpture still holds, and is this years chosen blooming grounds for the wil… Source: Lília in the fields
Writing about Christine is delicate work. One does not want to detract from the reality of her amazingness. Now, three months after she left The Well, I am finally giving in, knowing full well that whatever I write will not do her justice. Christine McGrory is someone who treats happiness as an obligation and a … Continue reading Grace brought us Christine McGrory, Christine McGrory brought us Faith.
Let us not forget to look around us for what the earth is offering. Perhaps the people who habitated your land left a legacy of perennials or reseeding flowers which are just what the naturopath ordered. I was oh so pleasantly surprised when following a steaming recipe for purification of sacred feminine parts... 😉 I … Continue reading What we need may just be at hand.
Merry Christmas to me, I twisted my knee. My left knee was making a peculiar ‘click, click’ sound, which I found amusing. I went to the Osteopath to check it out and he was boggled. “Listen!” I said as I popped up and down into my deepest and fastest squats, “Listen to how loud it … Continue reading Joy Trumps Pain.