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Posts made in May, 2014

El Duende – The wind that blows soul into the face of listeners

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Blog Posts |

El Duende – The wind that blows soul into the face of listeners

The point of dancing is to become one with the music and the dance, fully in the moment. You cannot dance in the past or the future. You can only dance Now, in the present. Alan Watts said “ When we make music, we don’t do it to reach a certain point such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music, to get to the end of the piece, then obviously, the fastest players would be the best. And so likewise, when we are dancing, we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place...

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“No FLies on me with DDT!”

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog Posts |

“No FLies on me with DDT!”

DISTAVAL (Thalidomide), circa 1960 add slogan: “This child’s life may depend on the safety of Distaval” Who says advertising doesn’t tell the truth? Sadly, this slogan was more true than anyone expected at the time. Distaval was a brand name for thalidomide, a drug given in the 50’s to expectant mothers in case of morning sickness or nausea. Thalidamide caused thousands of cases of severe deformity and death. Children were born with serious eye, heart, alimentary canal, urinary tract...

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It Does Truly Take A Village

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Blog Posts |

It Does Truly Take A Village

It Really Does Take A village – Allison Harris NCTMB,LMT,CD “Our greatest biological gifts are the power of relationships and the brain’s malleability.” Dr. Bruce Perry – Child Trauma Academy In a presentation by Dr. Bruce Perry, based on his book “Born for Love – Why Empathy is Important and Essential”, he spoke of the importance of positive, loving, relational experiences to support the brain growth and development of our children. Dr. Perry compared the difference between the larger,...

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Crunch time, childbirth and parent preparation, a shell game of profitable facade

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Crunch time, childbirth and parent preparation, a shell game of profitable facade

As the world spins ever faster, driven in part by increasing technological advances, I notice how this has created changes in many areas, including how parents want birth support services delivered, and in the time they are willing to spend in preparation for birth and parenthood. Sadly, I see these things being whittled down into only the barest efficient and essential elements. This time- pressed paring, leaves out some of the most loving, supportive, and important aspects, such as face- to-...

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Learn About the Pine From the Pine

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Learn About the Pine From the Pine

“Learn about the pine from the pine, learn about the bamboo from the bamboo” – the dictum of our teacher means that you must forgo your subjectivity. If you interpret, “learn” in your own way, you will end up not knowing. To “learn” here means to enter into the object; then if its essence reveals itself and moves you, you may come up with a verse. Even if you seem to have described the object, unless it has an emotion that comes out of it naturally, the object and yourself will remain...

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