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Presenting: Just like a walk in the park!

“It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see.” -Thoreau “Everything has beauty.” -Confucius First, I want to say that I deeply appreciate the participants who have experienced end contributed to this work as I … Continue reading

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Practice Makes…

“Beauty and wonder are about us all the time. I don’t always see it myself either. But amazing things appear sometimes if we pay attention.” -Mcclain Moore As a practicing psychotherapist, my attention is engaged with people, listening, empathizing, sensing, … Continue reading

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I am a Radio Personality!

“The person who has lived the most is not the one who has lived the longest, but the one with the richest experiences.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau Doug Gunther of Woodstock Radio in Woodstock New York came upon my blog and … Continue reading

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The Good Enough Orchid

“We can think of our linguistic and situational knowledge not as separate and floating, but as elaborations of our already intricate plant-bodies. In this way we can think how the living body knows (feels, lives, is …..) its situation from … Continue reading

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Holiday Blues…and Yellows…and Purples…and Reds…and…

“If you think you’re enlightened, go home and visit your family.” -Ram Dass My mother died early one picture-perfect Christmas morning a number of years ago, as a lovely, gentle snow fell to the ground. It was not the best … Continue reading

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Invitation

“Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.” -Matthew Fox Welcome to this focusing oriented (www.focusing.org) exploration of the meaning and … Continue reading

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Drawing Lessons from Art School

“Genius is not a possession of the limited few, but exists in some degree in everyone. Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties, genius will manifest itself.” -Robert Henri (The Art Spirit) “Art school teaches … Continue reading

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The Pain Truth

“We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain. ” -Alan Watts “What I called “walking” was the part of the step when my foot met the sidewalk. From the point of view of the joints, … Continue reading

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Age Sage

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” -Eleanor Roosevelt A Prayer for Old Age God guard me from those thoughts men think In the mind alone; He that sings a lasting song … Continue reading

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Art and Psychotherapy

“One submits oneself to other minds (teachers) in order to increase the chance that one will be looking in the right direction when a comet suddenly cuts through a certain patch of sky.”  –Elaine Scarry (Beauty and Being Just) While … Continue reading

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