Greetings! Peace be unto you brother and sisters and thank you for the privilege of your presence here. Last year, completed a trip to India with famed medical intuitive, Dr. Carolyn Myss and a lot of other people, mostly women. You are invited to take a peek! And there are other adventures, such as in Panama, when I get a chance to post them!
Multi-disciplinarian in playwriting, prose, performance, poetry, painting, applied healing arts, here I loosen up a bit, take off the healers hat, step out of the integral clinic, and blog a bit at random.
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About me? Just visiting this planet! And on an ongoing earth tour! Bloggin it. And it begins with a lot of sisters! Author of the popular trade website, www.CraniOcean.calm also work as a Facilitator with people in the ocean in a flowing blend called, CraniOcean®.
This blog is in response to a few friends and aquaintances who asked for a blog if I was going to India. I don't know the difference between a blog and a book or a play yet. If you don't want to be on this list, please let me know and I can take you off of it once I can figure out how.
In private journal entries, sometimes like to refer to myself in the third person as "James" because it's hip and it's fun. You can do this too. Well, here we go with "James"!
After his trip to India and the Mother Teresa Orphanages, "James's" book, "Touch the Ocean: The Power of Our Collective Emotions" was published, and after this, his next book, "Journeys: Stories Our Bodies Can Tell." What's more, a supplement to these books now available on BarnesandNoble.com, entitled, "'Cranio-What?' A Craniosacral Therapy Primer." (This blog writing is very different than book writing since each blog is often written on the fly! forget spelling and grammar in the midst of adventure!)
September 28th 2009
Currently in-between travels, on an extended visit to the Palm Beaches. So, well, here in Florida, continuing to write the books while offering sessions to those here in this area. Sessions are done at the office and also in the ocean. And thank you again so much to the readers of the books (you know who you are) and those who share the books with others - also your comments on Borders.com, and so on. Although this is very small, in the vast expanse of things, it might matter to someone we've never met. On occasion, a client or guest might fly in from California for a session here in at the office or in the Bahama Room. After a few sessions on the treatment table, we might go to one of the beautiful ocean locations, ... read more
March 14th 2009
In the morning, I took off to the lighthouse because Judy said it was her favorite quiet place on the island. It's just on the North Shore -- can't miss it. It's also a bird sanctuary. I saw my first Albatross. It flew up with it's big feet and then flew down back into its nesting area. There were huge waves that day and breaking on the rocks about forty feet high! The volunteers there who told you about the place were really nice and one took a picture of yours truly looking from the ocean to the shore. Not long after Kyle recovered from his sightseeing, we all went down to the beach. After walking around and looking at all the living coral that had washed up from the HUGE waves, Alan and I did ... read more
March 12th 2009
So here's a photo of the bookstore in Hanapepe and there was another author there. Her name was Anne Dimock and she wrote a book called "Humble Pie." By gosh, a famous book indeed. It's all about pies and one night she had tiny pies for the customers to sample. (All I could offer were invisible pieces of the ocean.) Anne's also a playwright, originally, so we had a lot to talk about and we made pie and playwright-type jokes in between signing our non-fiction books. When Anne isn't signing books, she's checking out huge outriggers as part of an outrigger team on the island. We both sold out of our books and then got leid by the bookstore owners which means -- fragrant plumera flowers all around our necks. Ed and Cynthia, the bookstore's mellow ... read more
March 11th 2009
Like I've said, with travel, I'm working with this: I go where I'm invited. So I was doing CST work in Chicago earlier this year on the invitation of a fine fellow that I'd met in Florida at Trump's by Gosh "Mar a Friggin Largo", named Alan. Alan invites me to Chicago and then to Kauai with his Bros. Here's everybody in Kauai right now. We're on the North Shore. It's very cool here. (Some rain.) Alan sent me an email about some places in Kauai to present the book. We had an event at the Talk Story Bookstore in Hanapepe on Friday the 6th and will have another on Friday the 13th, from 6 to 9 PM. It's a very cool book, "Touch the Ocean: The Power of Our Collective Emotions," and Kauai just dances ... read more
March 3rd 2009
So I depart Florida for L.A. to do this author event. Shout out to the Bodhi Tree Bookstore on Melrose for a really nice pre-publication event for this next book, "Journeys: Stories Our Bodies Can Tell." The chairs were all set in a circle and people came out of the woodwork for it and asked good questions. The turn out is still a bit of a mystery to me since I didn't do any promotion for the event. I wish I knew what got their attention. So I'm wondering about going to Bali (I try to go where invited) and Corey shows up for dinner in the place that is Beverly Hills adjacent that Diego (remember Diego, from Guatemala? Scroll Down for more on Diego) has loaned me while doing sessions and contributing in LA. And ... read more
February 7th 2007
url='/Videos/2471.html' onclick='dialog("/Videos/2471.html?popped=1","tbvideo",600,600);return false;' Children of Portobello Um...CraniOcean.Calm News? Actually, for the story on the jungle beach and doing healing work in the ocean with the children there, , it's all on the next CraniOcean.Calm News...along with the announcement of the new publishing date for book that is in Galleys this week, yaaaaa! Touch the Ocean. It's kind of hard to fully take in this video posted here without the story that goes with it--it's that kind of video. If you don't know me, you can go to http://craniocean.com and sign up (you can always opt out) and check out more of the story on the video on working the the children of Portobello in the ocean--and The Breath of Life dance--if you would be so kind--just because I've done it now and don't want to rewrite ... read more
March 21st 2006
Have not published this yet as there are too many subscbribers to this blog and I haven't been in the mood to delete everybody. If you would like to unsubscribe, please do. This is just for fun. (As they say in Lebanon.."Just for fun"...no kidding..check out the Lebanese guy entries for women at salon.com. I checked out both sexes. One guy wrote to any possible ladies, "So long and thanks for all the fish"...Anybody know if Lebanon like the planet earth, has a back up copy?) Anyway, looking at the blog again because tomorrow will be off to the Bahamas to work with the dolphins in the water with patients/clients and Dr. Upledger will be part of our very small group (as a patient or as a therapist I don't know--please don't anybody repeat that thank ... read more
February 1st 2006
OMG, flashback. When arrived at Fort Wayne IndiaNA airport "James" had already lost his new camera on the plane. This flashed him back to the camera he had lost in Guatemala. But before Guate, he lost his eyeglasses in the Houston airport. And before India, lost his eyeglasses in the L.A. airport. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE NOW? This is a useful question for all occassions, eh? Cameras, glasses. He just keeps losing expensive visual aids before new adventures. What's going on here, "James"? The Fort Wayne airport is small. Bodywork with the Buffalo was north of Fort Wayne at Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve in Fremont, IndiaNA, just south of the Michigan border. There were 6 client/patients and about 18 therapeutic facilitators, each with skills and talents in many different modalities, or bodywork approaches, but the ... read more
January 24th 2006
Okay, try to say all of this in one sentence. Off now to work CranioSacral Therapy and with Buffalo with "Integrative Intentions," team leader Dr. Chas Perry, senior of the Upledger Institute in Palm Beach Gardens :) His primary assistant will be the lovely Kat Cramblet. If I get any photos will put some up here. There will be patients flying in from as far as Iceland. (Don't think I'll call the West Palm Beach cab tonight, like I did before Guatemala. Think I'll wait till the early morning to call) We will be doing multiple therapist sessions on each of the patients, and around the Buffalo. We will also be working on horses, that is, doing craniosacral therapy on horses. "James" has no idea what to expect. He isn't sure of the exact location of ... read more
January 19th 2006
Now, in an abandoned house. The ocean winds blow through it making a blend with the sea. "James" continues to take photos...he could be arrested for trespassing here. He knows this. It is exciting! He has been here before. DeJa Vu Each time James goes to dismantle this blog, he discovers something, or someone, else that is interesting! This blog is like a tapestry or fine silk carpet from Kashmir, pull out one string and the beauty is less. No one on this site, self included, is to be judged, rather observed. All are interesting and contribute to the beauty of the whole. We thank each one on this site for all make the story and thank You too for the share of your time and consciousness here. When you get down to the deeper levels ... read more