Category: food for thought

Rock – Paper – Scissors

Remember the game “rock – paper – scissors”? There was actually a lot of wisdom in that simple game.  It begins to describe the Elements and the nature of how they relate to one another.  In Chinese Medical theory, there are Five Elements each corresponding with a Yin and a Yang organ.

What is in shape?

It all begins with the self-talk, “I want to get in shape” or “I need to work out”.  Then we look out into the world and see the media definition of what “in shape” is.  Have you ever really stopped for a moment and asked yourself what is “in shape”?  You know…. “Fit”.  What is that?  Better yet, have you ever wondered why we call it a “work-out”?  Is it necessary?  What is the objective?  Walking – Running – Weight lifting – Pilates – Rock climbing – Yoga – Swimming – Dance Class – couch potato – beer curler, why do we do that; is there more to it?

Our Inherent Recuperative Powers

Think about it, what if you had a partner you lived with.  Things were going fine for a while, no problems.  Then suddenly they decide not to communicate with you.  Oh, but you love them, I mean really love them, so you let some time go by.  Three months goes by, you are concerned but you do not want to crowd; more time goes by.  Six months later, they decide to communicate with you.  They say to you, “ok we can communicate, but only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 7 to 8:30pm”, because that is all the time their schedule will allow.  Then they say, “When we communicate, we can only communicate about what I want to communicate about”.  What kind of relationship would that be?  Would it be harmonious, comfortable, at ease?