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Artwork as Process or Product? Seeking Wisdom in the Balance

I was with 16 students at the Esalen Institute last week, teaching landscape painting. Once again, as I have twice a year for about the last 15 years, I journeyed with each painter as they encountered, and tried to make some sense of, the spectacular land and seascape. 849 more words

Esalen stream of consciousness DAY ONE

My coffee overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Rain drenched Big Sur coastline. Soupy slate blue sea smashing against the craggy, fog covered edge of California. Smeared across Esalen are crowds. 211 more words

little bird

Today when I came home to South Coast I happened to stop in at the Far Inn.  When I passed by the front door I looked at my feet and there was a tiny brown songbird sitting very still on the deck.  1,131 more words

My Partially Fictionalized Life

BMOrg Plots World Domination at Hippie HQ

The latest VOBM features a revealing piece about Burning Man’s relationship with the Esalen Institute, “the high church of the religion of no religion”.

The links between Esalen and Burning Man run deep. 2,532 more words


Components of Self-Compassion

Why was this entry stuck in “draft”? Sorry I didn’t publish this back in 2013…..better late than never.

One of my favorite speakers at Wisdom 2.0 was Kristin Neff, Ph. 78 more words

Revisiting My 2015 Intention: “Do more things that scare the $h*t out of me.”

So far this year has been a crazy good ride in life, sport and my career! My intention for 2015 was “do more things that scare the $h*t out of me.” While many would assume it would be applied to sport, which is true, but it’s played out largely in my life and career. 1,113 more words

Life With No Limits

Feelings Within Myself

It has been two and a half weeks since I left Esalen. Since leaving Esalen I’ve been in Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. 1,003 more words

Self Compassion