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Holistic & Honing

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Amelia Chan   One word that got thrown around a lot in the early 2000’s was “holistic”. The official definition of “holistic” is “characterized by the belief that the parts of something are interconnected and can be explained only by reference to the whole.” The trend was very much about doing things that were supposed […]

Voice Parallels Movement

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Nadia Genois   When I was little I loved being told stories, hearing the voice of loved ones rock me and fall asleep. As an adult, this happens to us too infrequently. There is certainly the music, words, images, cinema of others, but they are distant, unknown. And yet…   Yet, sometimes we receive them, […]

Am I Doing It Right?

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Craig Mallett   One of the most common questions I get when teaching people new to the Daoist approach is “am I doing it right?” While perfectly understandable in a modern world that encourages us all to not ever feel like we’re good enough (the honest answer “no, it’s terrible because you’re a beginner and […]

False Beliefs & Growth

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Fanny Tulloch The Narrative I need to possess a good aesthetic, or I am not worthy of peoples love. Not until I look like the image of the ideal woman in my mind I will deserve the respect and love from others. Therefore, I need to work hard, really hard, in the gym to get […]

Disruption, Discomfort, and Disconnect

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Christine Ruffolo   Note: this is a companion piece to The Essential Act of Nothing.  Its sentiment can be summed up by the following: Recently, I wept along side a theater full of adults.  We were watching the latest Mr. Rogers movie, and he reminded us, “you don’t have to do anything sensational for people […]

Musings from a Transforming Being

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Dare Sohei   MUSIC IS BLOOD Ritual is a creative process of attunement through which we can co-regulate our nervous systems with the more-than-human world. Largely, i feel the interpersonal neurobiology lens is crafted out of the white (supremacy) lens, even as it helpfully focuses us towards our mammalian and evolutionary biology… it still myopically […]