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Vulnerability Hangover

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Vulnerability Hangover

The true medicine for shame is empathy – sharing – being heard – being seen for who you really are. And this is one of the (many) reasons why we come together in circle.

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Temple awakenings

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“Temple awakenings” Experiences of joyful and colorful festivities in Bali “Temple. What does it mean to you? Sacred temple. Does it have any significance to you? Sacred temple for ritual and prayer. How do you relate to it?” Before reading my story, I invite you to take a deep breath, and to think about the last time you spend your precious time in a sacred temple for ritual and prayer. For asking a question. For simply being still and connecting yourself to the larger whole. To the entirety of life. To the pain and the struggles. To the hope and the beauty. When was the last time you made a prayer for something inside or outside of you? For...

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We will not die in silence…

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We will not die in silence…

A ‘sudden village’ in Bil’in Given the fact that I have been working for many years as a writer, I decided to do some blogging for and during ImaginAction’s theatre and art project in Bil’in (Palestine). So I started formulating what we are doing here. The inspiring techniques we are being taught by Hector Aristizabal (facilitator and director of ImaginAction). The games we are playing. The regular meetings we are having concerning the weekly demonstrations and political strategies. The theatre piece we are creating. And the overall experience of everyone involved in this project. This (impossible) task turned out into: not creating a blog and feeling the...

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Breath Made Visible

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‘As we tap into the deep sources of bodily wisdom through creative art expression, we dance the renewal, recreation, and healing of ourselves and our world.’ (Anna Halprin) We walk about 100 stairs down before we enter the room. We come in late as she is already sitting on her chair, gently whispering instructions to the people lying on the floor. The space is big and beautiful, all made in wood and existing out of four large windows that look right over a giant redwood forest. My friend, Monique from Marin County, and I put our valuables on the side, and lay ourselves down as well. I hear her saying: “Feel the energy flowing through your body as you gently...

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Into (poem)

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and I discover
– again –
that

Life
is
a
playground,

simply asking of me
to get into the groove.

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Kolkata Sanved (Tweet4Change)

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Kolkata Sanved (Tweet4Change)

A few years ago, I worked at Kolkata Sanved as a volunteer – it’s an organisation that uses Dance Movement Therapy as an alternative approach to counseling, psychosocial rehabilitation, self expression, and empowerment.

Click here to read my experience connected to their core project: DANCING SAVES LIVES.

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