The Intimacy of Dog Training

I wonder how our intimate relationships would shape up if we invested in them the time, effort and wisdom we invest in training our dogs. Take recall, for example. This has been one of the top challenges for me with Tilly, and I learned that: – If I chase her, she’ll run farther away from … Read more

An Embodied Prayer

A favour to Embodied Wisdom Favouring spontaneous movement over movement with form these days. It puts me in touch with my own embodied wisdom. I start moving while in bed, with slow, soft rotations and waves and gentle, inaudible breath. Breathing without making sound is taking me some focus because I’m undoing an old habit … Read more

A Dog Moms Breakthrough

I went to the off-leash dog park and here is why this was a personal breakthrough: Bucharest, early 1980’s There was one oval patch of grass in my city neighbourhood, surrounded by streets and traffic. I was walking with Mushi, an incredibly beautiful black Cocker Spaniel whose ears touched when they met over the tip … Read more

Psychic Surgery

Your regard for others remains registered in your body and energy field. Twenty years ago I met a young Argentinian rabbi who was said to do “psychic surgery”, although he didn’t want to call it that, whatever he was doing. I didn’t understand what he did. I stood up facing him while he passed his … Read more

Three Conditions for Connecting

Three conditions for connecting

There are three fundamental conditions necessary to connect with other people:  1: Genuine interest 2: Transparency 3:  Integrity 1 – Interest Without a genuine interest in the other person, there cannot be a connection. There can be transactions, agreements, arrangements but no real, emotional, human connection. Being curious about each other, and inquiring into each … Read more