Levitas Gravitas

As someone whose job it is to inject levity and lightness into the world, I am aware of the good it can bring. I am also aware of how vital it is that this levity be connected to the concerns of people and not some type of frivolous exercise in empty laughter. These...

More ‘Being’ , Less ‘Doing’

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein Not so long ago I came across this quote in an article by Vince Gowman titled “The Right...

Being (Not Thinking) Outside the Box

Lately I’ve been musing about the expression “Thinking outside the box.  ” It seems that it is totally wrong, I mean you just can’t think your self out of a box!!  A little research brought me to several web pages that discuss this concept.Here is one definition: ...

Meditation, Resilience and Clowns

When I talk to Sandra after the workshop, to ask how it went, she tells me she has never seen some of the participants smile before, let alone laugh. I hadn’t considered that possibility earlier in the day, though I did note a few faces that were slow to thaw into humorous expression….

Trainings for Social Workers

Lightfulness is officially a bit over a year old, unofficially it’s been in evolution for quite some time. This spring, I offered 5 trainings in Flensburg (D), 3 day-long trainings with teams of social workers, as well as two half-day sessions with elementary school...

Finding Lightfulness, a post from Sally Fox

Sally Fox, one of the participants in the recent Seattle Lightfulness workshop (12.17.17) just published a blog post that describes her experiences and points of view.  Here is an excerpt and a link to the whole post. “The group of us attending his workshop at...