Where does “Self” come from

In my practice as a Feldenkrais Practitioner®, I see people change. They change in their movements. They change in their bodies. They change in their relationships to their bodies. Some people embrace this change with open arms. Some proceed more cautiously, but with optimism, hope or determination. Others hit the panic button. For those who […]

What Your Favorite Porn Says About You

You are sitting in front of a computer screen surfing porn sites ready to get off. You sift through scenes and images until you connect to one. Suddenly, every element of desire falls perfectly in line. You become intensely excited, your physical and mental energy sharply focused and shutting out other thoughts. Eventually, you climax. […]

The New Childhood of the Non-Traditional Family

Today’s American Family isn’t what it used to be. The days of “Leave It to Beaver” have been replaced with “Modern Family,” a more accurate representation of home life. The nuclear family, the blended family, and the family with same sex-parents are equally visible, loving, funny, and messy. The notion that the traditional two-parent family […]

Crash Course in Urban Shamanism

Spiritual practice is not for everyone, but sometimes survivors of psychosis have a calling to discover the truth in the world’s mystical traditions. This essay summarizes some of the lessons I’ve learned exploring altered states. Shamans are the magician spirit healers in tribal, indigenous societies around the world. Anthropologists use the word “shamanism,” borrowed from […]