Category: Personal Reflections

Among the Trees

When I am searching for peace and grounding I walk among the trees. Majestic and graceful, quirky, and unique, they have a way of bending, wrapping, and adapting to their…

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Mary and Rumi walking together

The great poet Mary Oliver died today.  An article I read about her said she read Rumi every day.  This poem by Rumi reflects a similar affinity with nature, infusing…

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Capax Universi

I have a poem I want to share with you: Capax Universi capable of the universe are your arms whenever they move with love. And I know it is true…

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Eclipse of the Heart

Have you been agitated lately? Are energies and emotions you thought were a thing of the past stirring up again? Are you feeling a sense of uncertainty or perhaps frustration?…

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Smell the Roses

Have you stopped to admire and appreciate your accomplishments today? It’s so easy to get caught up in the never-ending to-do list of what’s next, focusing on what isn’t go…

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Birthday Gratitude and Reflections

Thank you mille fois for the generous food, drinks, roses, gifts, and -most of all- your warm  smiles at my birthday celebration March 4. Tom and I were delighted to…

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Hannah Romanowsky

A Welcome Message from Hannah

Are you hungry to explore the relationship between dance, spirituality and healing? If you’re like me and many of my clients who are on a spiritual journey, you have discovered…

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A Message from Hannah

Welcome to the Scheherazade School of Dance & Sacred Movement! Are you hungry to explore the relationship between dance, spirituality and healing? If you’re like me and many of my…

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Limitations of Modernist Worldview

As the beneficiaries of a modernist worldview, a dominant thread in our culture tends to put high value on self-control and science, and may be dismissive of spirituality. From this…

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Loneliness Kills

When it comes to factors that prematurely kill Americans, studies show that loneliness is more dangerous than obesity.  Social isolation may contribute to increased depression and anxiety, which can lead…

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Somatic Trauma Healing

This past weekend I attended a training in NYC entitled “Trauma and the Performing Artist” co-taught by the originator of Somatic Experiencing, Dr. Peter Levine.  I discovered this cutting-edge approach…

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Flames of Love

Like many of us living north of San Francisco, I woke up at 2 a.m. Monday morning to the eerie sound of dry winds rattling the trees and the quiet…

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