Quiet Storms

Dear Reader,

Some storms come in with thunder and lightning—big drama. Others come in quietly without much fanfare. You’ve probably experienced both kinds—in the weather, and in your life.

“Life storms” provoke fundamental changes in us. Outer circumstances change, priorities come into question, and, perhaps more importantly, we begin to see ourselves differently. We might not even notice that at first, but it’s an important shift.

As Moshe Feldenkrais said, “We act in accordance with our self image.” And when our self image changes, what we do—and think and feel—also changes. Making these changes, weathering these storms, is usually much better when we have some sort of assistance. Whether it’s a friend or family member, or a therapist or coach, having support, guidance, and a witness to our experience, can be incredibly helpful.

It’s an extraordinary experience to be a witness, and perhaps a guide for someone as they discover new aspects of themselves, new insights and possibilities. It’s an honor and a privilege to offer someone a new experience of themself. And, lucky for me, that’s what happens along the way in Feldenkrais and coaching, and even in making felt.

If you’re interested in discovering new things about yourself, here are some opportunities:

Many of you will have noticed that I’m talking a lot about ribs lately. The ribs, the sternum, and the collar bones can move more than we realize. And when they do, so many things—such as breathing!—become a lot easier. So, on Saturday afternoon, October 28, I’m offering a mini Feldenkrais retreat at the Jung Center of Houston, focusing on finding greater freedom in the ribs. Unlocking the Rib Cage: Opening the Heart

And, of course, our Tuesday online Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes will also create opportunities to breathe and move more easily.

For some folks, it’s especially nice to work one to one. If that interests you, please Book an Appointment or reply to this email to get started.

Whatever the weather you’re experiencing these days, have all the fun you can.

View from front porch on a rainy day.
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