The (Urban) Zen of Running

I had to look down at my sneakers. What brand was I wearing? I was so buoyant it was as if I was running on a cushioned surface rather than the unforgiving concrete pavement. My breath was smooth and free.

No revelation on the footwear. I was sporting the same Asics sneakers I’ve been wearing since my marathon days 20 years prior. When I hit my customary 4-mile mark, I kept running. I started tracking in my mind what was different. And then, I realized...

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Welcome to my new website

Good enough. I would say it to myself every time I opened my website these past two years. I updated my classes, workshops and retreats, swapped out photos of my prior studio, Be True (ok, most of them). And then four months ago, while on retreat in Costa Rica, I shifted. Good enough was not enough. Elena Brower invited us to explore a photo session with Australian photographer Pete Longworth and I answered YES…

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The Teachings, Not The Teacher

We gathered shoulder-to-shoulder in a circle, the constellation of the Costa Rican sky above, the sand under our feet, a burning fire before us.  The shaman instructed us to blow on a wooden stick and toss it into the fire as an offering to burn our teachers. Burn our teachers?  Images of The Crucible began to dance in my brain.  I love my teachers, even the ones I don’t like…

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