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Jul
Posted in Blog on Jul 9, 2018

Change always starts from within.  Even if the signs are external, recognizing them requires that we perceive our environment differently. 

And, we are primates. We learn by encountering an example new or different to us, experimenting by trial and error if we want to learn or change, and then manifesting what we have discovered in our own unique way.  

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Jun
Posted in Blog on Jun 21, 2018

Begin by sitting comfortably upright.

Then, first choose a rule awkward for you to follow and wish to be free of.

Second, close your eyes and sense inside yourself any place(s) tighter than the rest.

Third, very slightly constrict one of them a little bit more and hold for 30 seconds.

Fourth, gradually relax that spot, pausing at each easing to recall what you don’t like about the rule.

17
May
Posted in Blog on May 17, 2018

Beliefs? - they change with experience  

Rules? - constrict as often as guide

Time? - varies constantly

What is certain is that all we can be aware of depends on our bodies’ inputs – and we can improve our ability to sense them.  

Adding both internal and the familiar external sensory channels to our waking minds will give more clarity, courage and self-trust.  

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Apr
Posted in Blog on Apr 12, 2018

None of us are completely satisfied with the results of all our decisions. But how to know what to change?

First, we need to replace the search for “perfect” with gratitude for “good enough”.  

Second, it’s helpful to identify one or two areas in which control is too hard and not working anyway.  

Third, is opening to the reality that we have unused capacity.  

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Mar
Posted in Blog on Mar 6, 2018

Heart gives courage, empathy
and connection.
Wisdom grows from vulnerability, acceptance and forgiveness.

Combined they create ongoing awareness of the shared need
and capacity for healing present in us all.

14
Feb
Posted in Blog on Feb 14, 2018

Valentine’s is a day…

“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring.
It is an active noun like struggle.
To love someone is to strive to accept
that person exactly the way he or she is,
right here and now.”

                                       - Fred Rogers

Love is timeless!

7
Jan
Posted in Blog on Jan 7, 2018

Challenged by post New Year’s resolution? Holiday fog still lingering? Uncertain about long term direction?

“Simple Truths in Complex World is a weekend class, March 17 & 18, offering ease for the first, clarity through the second and the internal alignment needed to generate and trust them all.

3
Nov
Posted in Blog on Nov 3, 2017

“Ask Anything and Your Body will Answer” is the title and topic for the course … and of the book by the same name.

We are happy that our end-of-year course is to be at Esalen the weekend of December 8-10.

Nothing is more fundamental to IA than the wisdom of the body – and frequently nothing is more difficult to recognize consciously, even though the body is the only repository of all your life experiences.

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Sep
Posted in Blog on Sep 17, 2017

IA has landed in our new home.  It is more rural, just west of downtown Petaluma and closer to those traveling north at busy traffic times. 

As of this date, construction is not quite complete, but folks are already praising the feeling of space.  

We look forward to completion and when we first see you at:

3820 Bodega Avenue
Petaluma, CA  94952

1
Sep
Posted in Blog on Sep 1, 2017

We all have many things in common: birth and death, gender, nervous systems, skeletons, minds and feelings, genetic endowments. If we look, what differs most strikingly are our habitual movements and postures and their extraordinary variation in degree of ease and grace.

Gravity is a universally shared part of all our lives–consistent in itself–yet we struggle with and utilize it in wildly different ways. Much of this comes from confusing the habitual with easy – thinking that the familiar is also preferable. Actually, it is often not your friend.

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