It’s January 24, 2020. I’ve just gotten into Philadelphia from a 5-hour drive from Virginia. I am here for a Women’s Support Summit called Still Standing Together started by a friend of mine, Daniela Galdi.
In January 2019 I attended the very first networking event of the Still Standing Together group. This is where I first met Keri. I was attending the event to find encouragement to take my practice to the next level. One year later I was back for the groups very first Support Summit for which Keri was a speaker.
I was 18 years old in 1982, when I had my first float. The world of professional dance had chewed me up and spit me out and I had moved back home to regroup and try to figure out what to do with my life. Wandering on South Street with a friend, we came across a tank center and decided to try it.
In the tank, all the pain and confusion of the previous year swirled through my mind and swept away. Leaving me connected to my essential self - my creativity, my sense of being a healer, my desire and skill at connecting with people. I didn’t get a clear pict...
Hi my name is Charles and I tried floating for the first time this past September.
I have always done massage, acupuncture and a little standing meditation. I had known about floating for a few years but I took the chance knowing that I was ready for a new restorative and adding another channel to my wellness.
As a trainer, small business owner, and one of the few Steel Mace Trainers in today’s fitness scene, you could say I am more of get at it quick, fast and hard do-er than a sit back a relax-er sort of person.
This is something that has been said to me countless times and it’s only recently have I realized that I’ve spent my entire life training my body to do the opposite.
As an athlete, my focus has always been to optimize my performance. Train hard, push myself, drill, practice, sweat, cry, work harder, train harder, drill harder…. I’ve literally been training this way since I was about 10 years old. Even though it seemed to get results – I was always on tip-toeing the line of injury.
I remember in high school I suffered from back spasms so strong...
As children, we establish our definition of safety, and of happiness. Because our frame of reference for the harsh realities of life is limited, we also establish a rich and colorful dream world. In this place, our imaginations run wild. No idea seems wrong, and our potential is limitless.
Do you recall a dream from your childhood; one so powerful that you revisited it night after night? I certainly did. I used to dream that I had the ability to fly.
My fascination with the idea of effortlessly lifting off the ground to float above the clouds probably...