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Walking Transformation

September 20, 2021  by Dr. Suki Munsell

Our bodies, like all of nature, are in constant change. How we walk, stand, express and think are the soup of our self-creating process.
 
My posture photos document the structural changes I’ve accomplished over three decades. But like you, I am a work in process.

Secrets of Longevity

August 25, 2021  by Dr. Suki Munsell

Could the secrets of longevity be based in simple truths? Can best practices that have endured culture to culture and through time guide us?
A calm and quiet place lies within us,
a place of clarity,
the counterpoise to the crazy information-driven complexity
swirling around us.
From within that center we ... 
exhale, and ask…

Anna Halprin’s Living Legacy

July 13, 2021  by Dr. Suki Munsell

Following Anna’s death on May 24th, at 100 years of age, the deep grief I feel is blended with gratitude for the life changing gifts I received from my mentor, colleague, and friend over forty-five years. I search for ways to describe her great legacy. Attempting to do so seems a daunting task – capturing nearly eight decades of ground breaking dance, performance arts, choreography, and teaching.

Save Our Selves, Save Our Planet

May 13, 2021  by Dr. Suki Munsell

How obvious it seems to me now.

Saving ourselves through right action including diet, exercise, expressing gratitude, and other positive acts, are the very same actions that improve life on our planet.

"A deep awareness of the gifts of the earth and of each other is medicine," writes Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants.

A Call to Joyful Warriors

April 15, 2021  by Dr. Suki Munsell

During these challenging times of planetary, political, and cultural disruption, I find inspiration in quotes. This one is from Kamala Harris’ autobiography.

“My daily challenge to myself is to be part of the solution, to be a joyful warrior in the battle for the soul of the country. My challenge to you is to join that effort. Let’s not throw up our hands when it’s time to roll up our sleeves.”

Your Wisdom Years

March 25, 2021  by Dr. Suki Munsell

If you are noticing age related decline, then your initiation into your later years has begun. It is an invitation to rethink your life. Perhaps this re-think began during the pandemic, as mine did. Being forced to slow down, I realized how tiring it had been to keep my life in constant motion, staying up with the lifestyle a younger me had chosen.