I haven't been able to write anything much lately. As many of you know, my mother died on April 2, and this month has passed in a bit of a daze for me. Combined with several other mini-crises in the other areas of my life -- from work to parenting to my many volunteer activities -- my professional life has really taken a back seat. It takes enormous energy to promote Way Opens Center, Alexander Technique, and my other healing services. I had no idea how enervating the mourning process could be. Does that sound naive? I guess it's a little like saying "I had no idea how exhausted I would be after giving birth."
Anyway, I am not going to beat myself up about unintentionally taking a break or pulling back my attention from the work I have been called to do. Sometimes you have to stop where you are on your ascent and take stock. The Alexander approach is about nothing so much as pausing to notice what is, and then making a choice for action based on what one observes.
Here's a blog from Tiny Buddha, a wonderful online resource. I think I'll let someone else do the talking, while I pause to reconsider my next steps.
I do hope I'll see some of you this Saturday, April 30, which is Pay What You Can Day. Call for an appointment, and set your own fee. It doesn't have to cost a lot to try Alexander Technique or Somatic Release for the first time.