Monthly Archives: November 2017

Healing power of the Persian santur

I recently returned from San Luis Obispo on the central coast of California where I performed Persian dance at Cal Poly University with the Arabic Music Ensemble, directed by Dr.…

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cultural fear of letting go

Our ancestors sure knew how to shake it up!  Before wildly embodied spiritual expression was codified and subdued into formal rituals and heady discourse, humans communed with the Holy and…

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Limitations of Modernist Worldview

As the beneficiaries of a modernist worldview, a dominant thread in our culture tends to put high value on self-control and science, and may be dismissive of spirituality. From this…

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Loneliness Kills

When it comes to factors that prematurely kill Americans, studies show that loneliness is more dangerous than obesity.  Social isolation may contribute to increased depression and anxiety, which can lead…

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