Past and memory

Year-end ‘Ingathering’

November 29, 2015

The Holiday breather is upon us. Not a breather entirely of course, as we will run around a lot trying to make it all happen again. Still, this time of year we often notice the difference in the air and in ourselves. We slow down and look back at our year, and we give thanks […]






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Irish-American History as Soul Retrieval

September 16, 2013

In modern times, by definition, we emphasize progress and the future. The mindfulness movement is of course about the one eternal now. What, then, can the indigenous peoples of the world teach us with their emphasis on “the ancestors?” A whole lot and way more than we know. Here is my attempt to learn from […]






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In the Flow or gainst the Current…

August 9, 2013

Forrest Gump was a lot of peoples’ hero. His life exemplified a kind of flow as he did not sweat the small stuff and kept his “destiny” in mind, the one his momma told him to stay after. He wondered if that feather that kept showing up in his life (you may remember the visual) […]






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Which part of you is in charge?

April 22, 2013

I am in this boomer group in which, like 8,000 of us a day in the US are turning 65 for the next 17 years…wow…elderhood, here we come! A whole lot of us!  I am just finishing my main work for my masters in psychology degree, looking at a future with some time to design […]






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Somatic Past and Vibrant Present

March 25, 2013

Many types of coaching, mentoring, and counseling would benefit greatly from the lessons of Paul McCartney and Jack Panksepp, the neuro-affective scientist whose ground-breaking work has broad application. Take a quick look.       Image above  Some rights reserved by alles-schlumpf






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