What’s For Dinner?

We have known each other for quite a few years. First, both D and J were students of mine, then they became clients, and eventually our relationship has transitioned to a beautiful and lasting friendship. It usually takes the form of a dinner out, somewhere locally, and given that I am the picky one as […]

Tending the Fire

Vacation is a wonderful thing. Especially when it meant spending 10 days in Spain with my beloved. We started in Barcelona for the first half of it, and then took the train to Madrid, where we spent the other half of our time together. And there was also a day trip to the beautiful and […]

Welcoming Discomfort

There is a deep dark hole, marking a beginning of a possible tunnel with no end in sight. Perhaps of the “deep into the rabbit hole” kind. Maybe it is like a black hole, luring and calling and inviting the one who peeks in, to come closer and dive in. It evokes a mix of […]

Just One Question

A room. In it, two long rows of pairs of participants, sitting facing each other. Most of the people are on chairs, yet there are also a few sitting on cushions on the floor. The facilitator and a few assistants are quietly walking around, or pausing near one of the pairs. There is murmur in […]

When Does the Workshop Really Start?

One thing I learned over the years, and as a result of the many workshops and seminars I have attended, is that the workshop actually starts the moment I commit and register, which is usually way ahead of the official starting date. The Universe seem to listen carefully to such moments, at least for me, […]

How to Not Know

Today’s Reflection is about that interesting place, on the edge of chaos and order. I am designing a process and an experience for a class I will be teaching sometime in February of next year. Well, perhaps it is more accurate to say that I am contemplating it, rather than actually “designing.” I really don’t […]

I am just looking

Today’s Reflection is about Istanbul, and a lesson from a vendor at the Grand Bazaar. Istanbul. A city of extremes, of East meets South meets West. An old veiled woman selling flowers on the street, waiting for clients, almost falling asleep occasionally, and talking on the cell phone. A young, stylishly-dressed man in a cafe, […]

I Want a Savasana

Today’s Reflection is about passion, pace of life, and yoga. In a way. Savasana is a yoga pose, often referred to as the “resting pose,” and is typically done at the end of the session. Lie flat on your back, slowly lift each leg and arm and then let them drop wherever, close your eyes, […]