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“It’s not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy.” – Br. David Steindl Rast

A note from Carl: "Not Knowing Is The Most Intimate" -Zen saying from Fayan Yesterday I remembered a funny, humbling teaching moment in my life: It was 12 years ago in when we were in our Feldenkrais Training in Santa Fe. After cooking our nervous systems with 5 full days of Feldenkrais lessons, we would often… Read the full post

The Only Heart Worth Having

A note from Erin: I was recently listening to a favorite podcast, Living Myth with Michael Meade, and he quoted this proverb: The only heart worth having is a broken heart.  Ain't it the truth? (Dammit. It's true. If only it were about feeling good.) But alas, it's not. Not anymore. Orienting primarily toward our own… Read the full post

A note from Carl Greetings Friends, Happy Summer to you! I'm toward the end of my week of solo parenting while Erin is on retreat in California. Always humbling, I offer a bow of awe and praise to all those rockin single moms and dads out there. Ever since Erin introduced this video from her… Read the full post

Discipline and Roaming Free

A note from Carl Last week I attended a retreat in California. At this retreat center, they make amazing organic food. 3 meals a day, and every lunch and dinner they serve delicious home-made cakes with a huge bowl of freshly whipped cream. It is a funny thing- often when we attend meditation retreats, we sit for… Read the full post

Happy Tears & Space to be Human

A note from Erin: Hello! Our 7-year old son has been studying aikido for the past few months, and he just began taking guitar lessons from an amazing man who is also one of his aikido teachers. I love love love being a fly on the wall during these classes. I'm used to being a teacher… Read the full post

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