Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mindful Breathing: Relaxation and Energizing Techniques for the Regulation of Arousal

Our breath can powerfully link our body and mind. Mindful breathing focuses attention on the present moment; here we become one, more whole, in the moment. The yogis of ancient India considered fresh oxygen and calmness the key to physical stamina, so breathing in tune with the rhythms of nature has always been an integral […]

Enjoying Positive Exercise Practices (PEP) & Play Our Whole Life

The power and beauty of communitas: moving together in synchrony, as one.

Enjoy Tucker, and celebrate Humor as a character strength of transcendence.

Here is Tucker, a one and a half year old Schnoodle, who plays the piano and sings along at least 3 or 4 times every day. According to his family, the Kennedy’s, “In spite of all of his practicing, he really isn’t getting any better at it.” We don’t really care and all agree, he’s […]

The Power of Positive Movement: Muktodhara – The Flow of Freedom

This story from NPR inspires hope, healing, understanding, redemption,  communitas – moving  together as one in synchrony to become greater than we are, and the awesome power of positive movement practices (PEP): matching uplifting movement to desired outcomes. From A Calcutta Prison To The Classical Stage A new Indian feature film was inspired by a […]

Medical Wellness In ACTION vs Smokadiabesity: Exercise is Good Medicine

Happy to share my article from All Things Healing,, originally published on Positive Psychology News Daily.  Thanks to Dr. Steven Blair and Dr. Robert Sallis for their great work promoting health, physical activity, well being and the Exercise is Medicine movement.  Thanks also to Melanie Webb, All Things Healing,  Kathryn Britton, Positive Psychology News Daily, […]

Elaine O’Brien Dancers perform at the Breakers Hotel, Spring Lake, NJ, 12/13/12