“I would like 2016 to be the year when people remembered that science is a method of investigation, and NOT a belief system.”

-John Cleese

A religion is a belief system, and by that definition, science is frequently also a religion. Yet the more firmly one believes in sc...

When people attend massage school, they touch, and are touched more over six months or a year than most people are during their entire lives. Many experience profound personal turmoil, nearly all undergo change in fundamental ways.

Of course, massage school isn’t about...

"Deep in my heart, I'm concealing. 

Things that I'm longing to say. 

Scared to confess, what I'm feeling.

Frightened you'll slip away."

-Madonna, Evita

Intimacy is a quality you possess and project out into the world. It is attractive to others. It is an invitation to conne...

“The space between heaven and earth is like a bellows. The shape changes but not the form; The more it moves, the more it yields. More words count less. Hold fast to the center.”

- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 5

Perhaps in Oriental languages, arising as they do from a...

“Familiarity breeds contempt.”


Intimacy is about a deep connection, a connection between the divine source, the indivisible and immortal ‘self’ in each. It is a dissolution of boundaries. When we thus connect, we do so beyond the ‘persona’, which is our role with...

"The experience of the Aquatic Lomi Lomi, took me to a place no bodywork has taken me before. Michael creates the safe place to visit with one's soul. I felt divine being guided this way and that, embraced by the water. Real time stood still. After an hour and a half i...

"In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you."

-Leo Tolstoy

We're all God. Indestructible, all knowing, all powerful, all loving. Yet we've chosen to visit here in these imaginary bodies to mingle as if we were separate and frail. All we are here,...

“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,

Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit

Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,

Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”

― Omar Khayyám

In some indigenous societies, for example, traditional Hawaiian culture, time is described as...

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”

― Herman Melville

As we prepare to relocate to Costa Rica, I am acutely...

“Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.”

- Michel de Montaigne

We frequently use the words guilt and shame interchangeably, when we ought not. They are vastly different.

Guilt is a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, et...

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