Significant Change

Many years ago I read an article that said the best parent was not the one who was perfect and never made any mistakes. Instead it said, the best parent was one who made lots of mistakes, but also admitted their mistakes and made restitution. This is because within this process they taught their children…

Wood Swimmer

Video from KarmaTube There are many amazing people, places and things around us every day, but all too often we don’t really see them in all of their glory, because we are too focused on something else or we are moving too fast. I suggest you take the time to view this very magical short…

Wood and Water

Many years ago one of my teachers said, “…Before Enlightenment chop wood carry water, after Enlightenment, chop wood carry water….”. What’s the difference? The tasks are the same. The need is the same. What about the frame of mind? Who is chopping the wood? And who is carrying water? I have also been told that,…

Gardening

Video from KarmaTube Watching this inspiring video I was reminded that for every problem there is a solution and great solutions attract people who can and want to make a difference.  South Central Los Angeles is a food desert and in area filled with liquor stores, fast food chains and vacant lots. It also has…

Specific Tool

When I was around five years old, my father set aside some of his small hand tools in a toolbox for me to use. Often in the evenings or on the weekends when my father was working on a project, I would be there with him fashioning something from scrapes of wood he had discarded.…

Trauma and the Nervous System

This very informative video talks about the rise in the number of people today who are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and chronic Health disorders. With this in mind, I think it would be a good idea to explore why this might be happening, how it may be impacting our well-being and how to resolve…

Conflict

Since every day we seem to be bombarded with more and more stress, Alex and I would like to share some simple tips, and stories with you to hopefully put a smile on your face and help you keep your head screwed on straight in these very, very challenging times. Remember, we can move through…