To each there is a season

Everything in good time.  Peaches are now in season.  Blanching, peeling and freezing them now will ensure yummy smoothies come  the depth of winter. Taking responsibility for the consequence of our thoughts, words, and action (‘karma ‘ in Buddhist parlance), adds to our tool box  in affecting  perceptions about our past and our intentions for the present and future. …

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Good Neighbours-Floral Artistry

My friends Bernard Thibeault and John Hann, owners of Floral Artistry on Broadview Avenue near my psychotherapy office, make my Riverdale neighbourhood a more beautiful place to live and work.  These two gentlemen practise the old but not lost art of kindness to friends and contribution to community.  Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Outliers), talks about success taking…

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Shiatsu School of Tokyo

Feldenkrais:  Body Works and Psychotherapy:  How One Thing May Lead to Another:  by Kathy Vance I was asked to return and to teach a Spring time 2011 series of Feldenkrais workshops for the Shiatsu School of Tokyo.  This prompted me to think of beginnings and where they may lead. I warm to the body work…

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Runners’ High

Another mind/body revelation- Researchers have been looking for reasons to explain the high that runners get after strenuous exercise.  Neuroscientists have found that endorphins have a playmate—the endocannabinoid system is also responsible for these feelings of:  “pure happiness, elation, a feeling of unity with one’s self and/or nature, endless peacefulness”, and “inner harmony”.  The endocannabinoid…

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