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Oracle Team USA: Mesmerizingly beautiful

Here on WarRetreat, we promote movement and breath —or getting up and out and doing things that give you a momentary escape from the past, and all things  bothering you right now. Once in awhile, something captures our imagination because it’s a combination of sport, engineering, art, skill, and guts. (Disclosure: Kanani works with Oracle).…

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Invisible and Unnoticed

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Boston On My Mind: Resolve, Uninterrupted

Sicut Patribus Sit Deus Nobis.* Yesterday, my stomach was messed up. I couldn’t figure out why.  Perhaps it was something intuitive about the balance of my conscious world about to be shifted once again?  Or maybe it was just something I ate, a lack of mindfulness about my diet, a shortage of sleep following a…

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Breath: Coping in a Cynical World

There is an unmistakable bond created between people who go through war. Veterans can pick out other veterans in street clothes, “just by the way we move,” said one to me not long ago. It’s a well know fact that the bond may be the deepest relationship they will ever form. It surpasses that of…

Getting Comfortable To Breathe

You’re upset, your mind is churning, and it seems to be a constant state. People are telling you to “Find your breath,” or “Let go of the emotions.” But you’re really not sure what they mean.  But you take their suggestion and try some breathing exercises that range from slow breathes in, with an equally…

Balance: Fighting Zombies

I was reading Will Gadd’s most excellent blog, where he imparts some wisdom found in his 45 years. He writes about eating right and most of all about moving and breathing. Carving out that time everyday to be physically active. Maybe it’s walking the dogs, running, doing yoga, dancing – it’s up to you. But…

Into The Word Bin: Suck It Up

I’ve been a wordsmith, a player in words, for most of my life. It is as much an obsession as it is a compulsion, to understand how certain words strung together can change meaning with inflection, or juxtapose two unexpected words together (as poets do) and find a strange but unsettling way to describe an…