From the Couch

Let’s start at the beginning. Now that it’s typed, that reads like a cliché, but when faced with writer’s block, it’s as good a place as any to start. That’s the lesson — just start. You know me and my tendency toward the paralysis of analysis. You know I once put on my bedroom wall, with not a […]

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 […]