Being human is a balancing act.  We’ve accomplished an astounding feat. We’ve evolved to stand and walk upright, negotiating gravity through the contact each tender sole makes with the ground.  No wonder, then, that we’re afraid of falling; the fear is hard-wired. And if we’re structurally off-kilter, our postural muscles over-burdened, we’re unconsciously working overtime to avoid collapse.  The MELT Method restores balance, increases stability, and reduces the risk of falling in several ways. With the MELT soft balls and roller, you can: Deepen your grounding Boost neurological connection to your center of gravity Improve muscle timing and coordination Reduce joint compression Differentiate motion ofRead More →

I’m a devotée of the body’s center. Both my Honoring Your Belly project of many years and my more recent enthusiasm, the MELT Method, put the body’s center in pride of place. These two approaches to body-mind balance also share a focus on three-dimensional breathing. Chapter Six of The Woman’s Belly Book presents “Breathing Into Three Dimensions” as a way to revitalize your whole body. The MELT Method presents the “3-D Breath” as a way to rebalance your body’s natural capacity to support, protect, and ground you. The Woman’s Belly Book The MELT Method Both practices encourage the diaphragm, the broad muscle at the baseRead More →

Today, August 6, is the anniversary of Andy Warhol’s birth; he would have been 90 years old. In Baltimore last summer to visit with a friend of my father’s, I stopped by the city’s Museum of Art. What a surprise to meet Warhol’s hara painted large. (Hara is the Japanese term for the body’s central volume as the sourcepoint for our physical, emotional, and creative energy. Bringing hara to light in contemporary terms has been the purpose of my enduring Honoring Your Belly project and the subject of The Woman’s Belly Book.) The spiral line, with its horizontal segment at the center, indicates a sortRead More →

Since mid-June I’ve been creating the corewellbeing website as a container for both my enduring Honoring Your Belly project and my new service, teaching the MELT Method for eliminating chronic pain. Both initiatives activate our body’s center, enlisting the energy of this one-point for our well-being in every dimension. Huzzah! I felt like I’d distilled thirty-plus years of research, writing, and teaching with this tag line: connect to your body’s center, nurture your whole self. Thrilled, I was repeating these nine words as a mantra as I was walking through the woods. I stopped short: just in time to see the remarkable web stretching across myRead More →