It’s been a long while since I’ve worked on this blog. I’d work on something and think, “I could put this on the blog…”, but I gradually got out of the habit of writing and adding new posts. It was not due to just one thing. Pauses are sometimes necessary on the regroovenating path. It is a word that I made up years ago and one that is I still like in describing all sorts of transformations, material, personal or societal, physical and spiritual… that involves recognizing and releasing old grooves to release radiant grooviness that can shine once the tired, ineffective, worn grooves are released and that part can sometimes feel rough. In small ways, cycles of regroovenating, step by step, turn by turn…accumulating over time, reviving, rejuvenating, releasing, retrieving, becoming more and more in tune, more and more loving, tender, kind and compassionate on our imperfect meandering path.
The kinds of seeds that have been planted during my pause are reflected by my five faves this week. Interestingly, the links are to really old content by internet standards.
- Self-Reg is a process of stress management for children, youth and adults that has been life changing to many. I have read Stuart Shanker’s book, Self-Reg and started to learn this process. This is a Canadian innovation in education, adopted by some schools in BC, Ontario, Yukon, Northwest Territories and internationally. The concept of self-regulation is not new, but teaching it in schools this way is. Here is a video of Dr. Stuart Shanker’s second key note speech at the International Conference “Power of Early Childhood Development in Peace Building”, in Belgrade in 2014. He describes an extraordinary case study illustrating the change in a boy’s life, the life of the school and the community.
- The wander society, a book by Keri Smith I came across at the library, a good place for serendipity. I was surprised to see that I recognized the name of a commenter on the blog post for the book, Kim June Johnson, who is from BC and sings 2 song I love, “Oh, June” and “Canvas and Clay“
- Tiny daily practices,
- 1SE, (developed in 2011), an app that caught my eye on January 1, ever since I have been pretty consistently recording a photo or 1 second video daily.
- knit the sky scarf, a knitted daily record of the sky. I may need to start a second scarf…. I used a narrower version of this pattern, inspired by this scarf; mine is 59 stitches wide.
- Biotensegrity: I just found a video that I want to watch featuring Joanne Avison, John Sharkey and Wilbour Kelsick, speaking in a pre-conference recorded video chat prior to the 2018 British Fascia Symposium.
- Midlife and onward…
- The midlife unravelling, from Brene Brown’s blog,
- podcast interview with herbalist and aromatherapist, Cathy Skipper about her book The Alchemy of Menopause
- Jane Fonda’s thoughts on the third act of life, by chance and algorithm I watched this video from 2011