Connecting in Gratefulness with Calgary

It is after midnight as I sit on my camper in a parking lot in Fernley, Nevada. I just finished driving myself and three fellow adventurers almost 1000 kilometers today, starting at 5:30am. The entire journey to Burning Man totalling over 2100 kilometers, with 150 to go. This entry is not about the excursion to the Burn, however, it is about the ten days leading up to it in my […]

Western Guilt Culture

  Western Guilt Culture   It was a hot, humid evening in the Amazonian jungle of Peru. The date marked the shortest of the year in the Southern Hemisphere: the Winter Solstice of 2011. I was sitting on a pillow at the edge of my mattress, which was one of twenty-three in a circle covering the floor of the Maloka. The Shipibo Maestras and Maestros (female and male “Shamans”)were still […]

Mind Games

Mind Games “If our brains were so simple we could understand them, we would be so simple we couldn’t” There are many incredible discoveries related to how our brains work and they are quickly finding their way through our society’s collective story. Observations of neuro-plasticity¬†and mirror neurons are important insights into our potential mental malleability as well as our underlying connection with each other. We can learn how to do […]