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Why You’re a Ballgown

The prevailing way of understanding the body is as a machine that breaks down. According to this viewpoint, your body starts out young and relatively perfect and, after decades of bumps, bruises, stresses and surgeries, you’ll be lucky if you can still hobble across the kitchen without a cane past […]

Experiment with Attention

We are conscious beings that exist within a field of information. So say myriad voices, from Lynn McTaggert to Bernardo Kastrup to Bruce Lipton. Even without those bedfellows, we can know this is true because we can effect change in our own bodies using nothing but attention, intention, and imagination. […]

Discern the Whisper

I have a certain mode of being that I think of as now-walking. It’s when I’m deeply in the unknown and just stepping through, moment to moment. This phase of being usually kicks in during crisis. “Bad news” unhinges me and my expectations about the world fall apart. I step into the […]

Boil Water, Calm Wood

My father tells stories about following his father, Dr. Manuel Antonio Chamorro, around the Colombian countryside teaching people to boil their water. In his spirit, I’m going to write up the tools I teach people to improve their health without having to go to the doctor. The title of this […]

The Story of My Spine

When I was sixteen years old, my family physician noticed that my back was curved. A specialist later confirmed that I had scoliosis. Within a few years, the imbalance led to a devastating injury in my lower back that left me in chronic pain. I spent much of my twenties […]