Staying in Touch

We can move our bodies this way and that, getting in touch with something deep inside ourselves—our bones, our muscles, our feelings—and discover new ways of moving in the world.

A cabin in the woods

Starting Slowly

I loved listening to the creek. I guess it spoke to something deep inside me, because now I go back as often as I can and listen some more.

Sunset on the way to Buda, TX

Winter Road Trips

My wish for you is that the contrast between light and dark, joy and sorrow, sadness and delight, enriches your experience. I hope that when you light a candle, connect with a friend or loved one, that the light, joy and delight shine ever more brightly.

Little girls and window stars

Winter Light

Find delightful ways to let the light in. Physical and metaphorical ways. Enjoy the late afternoon sun dancing in the trees; light a candle—or two or three: look for beauty somewhere close by; and look for the light in someone else’s eyes. As my father-in-law said, “It’ll do you good and help you too.”

Handspun wool

Enoughness

It’s been really fun to acknowledge that I know enough. Enough for now. Enough to play with what I’ve got on hand. And when I don’t know enough, there’s always google and youtube and wonderful friends with great expertise.

Rene's Menorah with 2 candle lit

Candlelight

As we close out our celebration of Thanksgiving and turn toward Hanukkah, Christmas, and the new year, how beautiful it is to begin with lighting candles.

Kami Huyse and Gika Rector in Feldenkrais mini-lesson

Mini (Feldenkrais) movement lesson for Zoom fatigue

A brief movement lesson designed to alleviate the stress and fatigue of too much time sitting and staring at screens. Presented by Gika Rector, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, for the June 2020 meeting of Social Media Breakfast Houston.

Some days are foggy

Some Days Are Foggy

Some days are foggy. Flights get cancelled. Traffic slows down. Not much choice: ready or not, life slows down. But every now and then, it’s nice to slow down and “feel your way” through an experience.