Body Language at Work


Michele Gargan, PsyD Susan thinks Jack is a space cadet. Jack thinks Susan is a control freak. Elaine thinks Mary is indecisive. Mary thinks Elaine is impulsive. Fred overwhelms people with his presence. Nobody ever

Body Language at Work2017-04-20T14:31:39-07:00

Moving and Grooving on the Dance Floor


You've heard of this thing called contra dancing and you find yourself at the Guiding Star Grange, having also heard that this is the Mecca of contra groove. Maybe you're a newbie, uncertain if you

Moving and Grooving on the Dance Floor2017-04-20T14:34:27-07:00

Think with your body: Moving as communication


By Allison Bell Dancing at the Guiding Star Grange is about participating in the link between past and present. It is revival and survival, keeping traditions alive while interweaving them with new spirit and creativity.

Think with your body: Moving as communication2017-04-20T14:34:27-07:00

Shared Weight


Parenting requires shared weight too, the weight of responsibility, whether it's running errands, covering for the other parent while they attend to something else imperative, the share of an agreement or an exchange. The most wonderful parenting moments occur when you can feel at ease in the shared aspect of the role, when you know the other parent can be relied upon, counted on to bear an equitable share of the weight of the task.

Shared Weight2017-04-20T14:27:05-07:00

The Body Knows Trauma


Long before we can speak, we are observers, receivers of the movements and intentions of others. Though unable to express ourselves in words, we still codify our experiences and have the capacity to recollect them

The Body Knows Trauma2011-05-17T13:17:50-07:00

The Movement of Divorce


A woman friend of mine is separating from her husband of many years, struggling with how to talk with the children and dealing with their reactions. Soulful and insightful, intuitive and deeply spiritual, my friend

The Movement of Divorce2011-05-17T13:17:50-07:00

What Is Hidden Is Revealed


Today, a discussion about "transparency" in collaborative practice led to defining the term along a continuum of privacy vs. secrecy. How does one person's need for privacy during separation and disengagement mesh with the other

What Is Hidden Is Revealed2017-02-09T10:39:07-07:00

Movement is in the Eye of the Beholder


Movement occurs in space, and in time. It appears in small increments, in the small muscles of body and mind. Observing two dancers, marked by histories of abuse and psychological pain......they partner on the dance

Movement is in the Eye of the Beholder2017-02-09T10:42:26-07:00

Growth as internal movement


I am considerably amazed at the amount of growth a person can achieve in a brief period of time. As parents, we watch our children accomplish this developmental task all the time. This movement, of

Growth as internal movement2017-02-09T10:39:31-07:00
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