"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present…" ~ anon What's the most valuable asset that you can't put a price on? Why is it so much fun to waste if there's a limited supply? How can something that so easily slips [...]
"A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life." ~ William Arthur Ward How do you stay in balance? What keeps you on an even keel? Why is inertia such an important factor in life? As we leap forward into the [...]
"Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries." ~Truman Capote Have you ever been tickled pink? How about happy as a clam? What about over the moon? These metaphors and hundreds like them in every language are ways folks around the world attempt to describe 'the joy of living'. It's your birthright to [...]
"I can no longer be sure whether the psyche is in me or whether I'm in the psyche... " ~James Hillman Which comes first, your soma or your psyche? Is your consciousness in a continuum between the two? How well do your physical and mental health dance together? When you think about [...]
"He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger... " ~ Confucius What kind of life lessons did you learn from your parents? How are you passing them along today? Why is it that some things are so easy to understand [...]
Monday Love to your Walk of Life and Kudos to Madrona MindBody Institute in Port Townsend, Washington!
"You’ve got to bloom where you’re planted!" ~Rafi แก้ว Metz How far along are you on your ‘walk of life’? Has it been the same path so far? How intentional have your choices been along the way? You’ve probably heard people described as having come from ‘all walks of life’. Indeed, when [...]
Monday Love to your Attitude of Gratitude and make plans to Sing for your Life to wrap up your year!
"Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for." ~Zig Ziglar What’s your favorite way to give thanks? How do you like to receive appreciation? Why is having a healthy relationship with [...]
"Creativity itself doesn't care at all about results - the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it. Work like a monk, or a mule, or some other representative metaphor for diligence. Love the work. Destiny will do [...]
Monday Love to your Kind Creativity and join Moti in Costa Rica for the 7th Annual Contact Improv Retreat!
"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas." ~Shirley Chisholm Have you ever caught yourself complaining? Are you acquainted with anyone who is known for their tendency to gripe? When you're facing a problem to solve, how do you get in touch [...]
"Assumptions are dangerous things to make, and like all dangerous things to make -- bombs, for instance, or strawberry shortcake -- if you make even the tiniest mistake you can find yourself in terrible trouble." ~Lemony Snicket Do you ever find yourself taking something for granted? Have you ever paid much attention [...]
"Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often." ~ Mark Twain Do you share your goals and dreams with everyone around you? Or do you keep your desires quiet until you have something to show? When does one approach make more sense than the other? When it comes to getting [...]
Monday Love to your Energy of Excellence and shout out to Nourish & Flourish with Catherine Llewellyn!
"Perfection is the enemy of excellence." ~Voltaire (adapted) Have you ever had a project you couldn’t quite finish? Why is it that sometimes the closer we get to being done the farther away the finish line appears? How many awesome ideas have never seen the light of day because someone gave up before [...]
"History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes…" ~Mark Twain Where do you find inspiration? What parts of your ancestry or distant past to you bring into your current life? Why is it that so many things that are old seem new again? As the great American writer said, there's a certain [...]
Monday Love to your Twists and Transitions plus Shout Out to Laura Martin-Eagle and 5Rhythms Kansas!
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~Jimmy Dean How do you know when a corner has been turned in your life? What are the before and after moments that signify transitions? Why is there so much resistance to making [...]
"Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution." ~Deepak Chopra How do you give back to your local community? Are there any hidden contributions you like to make just for the heck of it? Why is that an anonymous thankless task [...]
"We tend to think of meditation in only one way. But life itself is a meditation ." ~Raul Julia Do you like to put your body in motion? How about quieting your mind? Where does inertia fit into your moving meditation equation? Most people have some way to calm the chattering monkeys of [...]
"Fun is only possible if you have a mindset that allows it." ~ Morten Harket What is your overarching metaphor for life? Is your life a garden? A wilderness? A playground? How does your mindset affect your perspective and your results? You’ve probably been asked the age-old question, “Is the glass half-empty [...]
"Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting." ~ Joyce Meyer Do you believe that patience is a virtue? Is there ever a time when impatience serves you well? How is patience related to mindfulness? Patience is one of those things that's easier to talk [...]
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." ~ Coretta Scott King Do you belong to a community? Or does your community belong to you? How are belonging and ownership different? How often have you heard someone say the words “my community”? You’ve probably said [...]
"Nothing happens until something moves." ~ Albert Einstein How do you keep your momentum up? What’s your relationship to inertia? When is the best time to ‘press pause’? You have probably heard the old saying “a rolling stone gathers no moss.” One of the primary foundations of physics is the first law of [...]
"If you want to be a pioneer, you have to be intentional, at least a little bit." ~ Syd Who are the pioneers that have blazed trails for you? Which pathfinders led the way on your current journey? Where have you opened doors for others to go through? Society’s story is one of [...]
"Time keeps on slipping... into the future." ~ Steve Miller Does time ever seem to speed up for you? What makes it pass more slowly? Why is our sense of time so flexible in the first place? We’ve all heard the classic Steve Miller line in 'Fly Like an Eagle'. But have [...]
"The role of culture is that it's the form through which we as a society reflect on who we are, where we've been, where we hope to be." "~ Wendell Pierce" What are your cultural reference points? Is there a touchstone from your past that you carry with you to this day? How [...]
Monday Love to your Power of Positivity and shout out to The Synergy Studio’s fabulous new location!
"Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another." "~ Napoleon Hill " What's your secret to getting along well with other people? Do you ever find yourself talking about someone who isn’t present? Why is it [...]
"Practice puts brains in your muscles" ~ Sam Snead How do you know when you’re good at something? Where is that point when you can finally feel like a pro? What is mastery of a technique or habit mean anyway? We all go through life learning, and most of us know the [...]
When you go to a dance or an event, do you make an effort to be seen? Or do you have moments when you prefer to remain transparent? How easy is it for you to flow between the two states? It’s totally natural to flow between those two energies, sometimes within only a [...]
Monday Love to your DNA’s Destiny and make plans for Parashakti’s Discovery Weekend at the Open Center
How have things changed for you over the years? How have things stayed the same? What do you use as a benchmark to compare? Whenever I do an interview with someone I make sure to ask these questions. It's an interesting way to get perspective on a person's progress through life. It's also [...]
What symbolizes summer for you? How do you mark the turn of the seasons? Do you take holidays literally or figuratively? With today being Memorial Day here in the USA it feels like a shift into summer is in the air. On one hand, this is the three-day weekend that signifies the start [...]
Have you ever tried to communicate with someone who speaks a foreign language? How is it that animals seem to know what we're saying, regardless of what language we speak? What's your secret to getting your point across regardless of any language barrier? As different as we all are, we all have a [...]
How do you deal with everyday problems? What’s your strategy when you have to figure something out? Does it ever feel like things are too big to deal with? Face it, we are all only human. As we dance along through our lives on this great floor called earth, we are inevitably faced [...]
Monday Love to your Excellent Chances and shout out to Sofiah Thom and her Temple Body Arts programs!
Do you ever get daunted by statistics? Have you ever decided not to do something because the chances didn’t seem good? How do you know when it’s worth rolling the dice and taking a longshot anyway? It’s all too easy to decide not to take the first step simply because the odds are [...]
Do you ever find yourself getting in your own way? Have you ever done battle with procrastination? What's your approach to working towards your higher calling? Most everyone has some sort of larger vision or secret dream. Yet far too many of us keep the really good stuff on the back burner while [...]
Monday Love to your Words & Wisdom plus Polly Triplat invites you to Sierraville for a Soulwise Sojourn!
Are you careful about how you speak? Do you pay close attention to the words that come out of your mouth? What happens when the lightbulb of an idea appears above your head? As members of the human family, we all have one thing in common. We love to talk a lot! Obviously, [...]
Monday Love to your Innovation and Imagination plus shout out to Anna Halprin’s new book & The Tamalpa Institute’s offerings!
How much stock do you place in your vision? Have you ever thought about why imagination so powerful? What is this secret sauce we humans have that enables us to run the world? Storytelling is so common and ubiquitous in our daily lives that we scarcely give it a second thought. Spend any [...]
Have you ever thought about the Zeitgeist of an era? Are there any moments in your past that evoke strong feelings? What makes a particular atmosphere so unique? Memory and contemplating the future are two sides of the same coin with much in common. When we think back on a specific moment [...]
Have you ever met someone who just can’t seem to get out of their own way? What can you do to help someone who is their own worst enemy? Why do some people always seem to sabotage themselves? One of the skills we humans are known for is our ability to recognize patterns. [...]
Monday Love to your Friends and Feelings and Celebrate Spring Equinox with the Critical Mass Dance Company!
Have you ever had to deal with someone who is grumpy? What do you do for someone who is in a bad mood? How can you make this situation better without making it worse? Face it, the world is not just sunshine and lollipops all the time. Even the most fortunate and blessed [...]
Do you operate from the inside out or the outside in? Where do you find your motivation and inspiration? Which one has the upper hand in your operating system, emotion or intellect? Everyone has a different yardstick to measure themselves by, and one of the main indicators of fulfillment is the feeling that [...]
What’s the most interesting thing you could share about yourself? Why is it that creativity is so fascinating? What’s the best part of your story? It’s easy to think about people in terms of 'what they do'. Or to classify them according to 'what they are'. And obviously there are folks with such [...]
Do you have a ‘career’? What’s your ‘occupation’? Do you consider yourself gainfully employed, self-employed, or something else? One of the things that most of us get drilled into our heads as we grow up is the necessity of becoming a “productive member of society.” Most of us understand right off the bat [...]
Monday Love to your Dancing Dream plus Movement Medicine with Ya’Acov Darling Khan is headed your way!
Do you have a dream? What is your vision of an ideal society? Where do you fit in the social strata of our world? Here in the USA, today is a holiday dedicated to the memory the Baptist minister Martin Luther King Jr. Born on January 15, 1929, the annual holiday happens on the [...]
Monday Love to your Modes and Methods plus Big Ups to Brietta Leader and her Wildcore Movement Retreats!
Do you ever ponder your modes of communication? How do you know what method or format to use in any given circumstance? What’s your best way of getting your point across? There’s a wide variety of methods by which we communicate in today’s world, from the most distilled and boiled down texts and [...]
What’s your go-to greeting this time of year? Do you say “Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays, or something entirely different? What’s your year-end tradition that you share with your friends and family and the world? If there’s ever a time of year when it seems like the time-space continuum has shifted into overdrive, this must be it!