Love Lives in the Imagination. And Therefore You Can Enhance it.
Shakespeare, midsummer night’s dream: “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged cupid painted blind.” Why does he say love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind Because Love [...]
We Struggle with that Every Day and Every Moment of Every Day
On the first day of spring, a person at the North Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, beginning six months of uninterrupted daylight.A person at the South Pole would see the sun skimming across the [...]
Are you an Entrepreneur Stuck in Procrastination?
I just did some powerful work with a budding entrepreneur who was stuck inprocrastination, clinging to his ambitious vision but experiencing resistance for years,to putting it into play, to testing it. He was lacking in neither talent nor [...]
Does Depression Have you in a Dark Place?
Read one Person's Story on Overcoming Depression With depression, sometimes it happens like this: You just wake up in the thick of it and can't remember the journey; how you got there -- because for some, depression [...]
Performance and Five Stages
I recently had to learn some monstrous pieces in a very short amount of time. A sonata, a concerto, a Rachmaninoff Ballad, a set of Slavische Dances, a famous opera aria, and more. I had two weeks to [...]
Trauma When we think of the word "trauma" we usually imagine a very severe, extreme state of injury; Somebody in the hospital who was in a terrible accident with broken ribs, a punctured lung, possibly unconscious, who [...]
with Consciousness and Heart Please
With Consciousness and Heart Please “Practices a practice practicing!” Frank Zappa Quote Yes this is what we do, practice, we hone our skills, we let our music and abilities speak for us. We don’t make excuses for [...]
Abortion trauma is pervasive and yet not really acknowledged for the gravity it presents. Let me say that I am absolutely pro-choice but I realize that it’s a deeply profound decision to make, having an abortion. The results get stuck in a political clash that doesn’t allow for the far-reaching emotional and psychological consequences nor does it allow for their understanding or healing — it’s like an emotional gerrymandering that makes these women feel powerless, and encourages them to remain “safely” hidden.
Another ignored area is postpartum depression. It’s real and can be very dangerous. Women feel ashamed, with their brand new children, to say that they are plagued with consistent melancholy, that they aren’t filled with joy. They are offered the latest medication, and dismissed. This rarely takes care of the problem, which persists in a lesser or greater degree as time continues. With me, often the solution comes when their thoughts and feelings are unraveled, and the issue becomes clear.