Gratitude, Giving & Truth

Gratitude, Giving & Truth

My name is David Erskine and Dr. Kathleen Allen asked me to write a guest blog from just ten minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco since, seven Bay Area counties were the first in the country to shelter in place on March 15th, 2020 or The Ides of...
Nature’s Time

Nature’s Time

I  read an article recently from the Human Adaptation Institute. They created a Deep Time experiment where 15 volunteers spent 40 days in a cave beneath the Pyrenees with no natural light or clocks. I was fascinated with this article for two reasons. The first  was I...
Randori and the Art of Taking on Chaos

Randori and the Art of Taking on Chaos

Randori is translated to the term “taking chaos ” and it’s the final sparring test before an Aikido student becomes a master. The student starts at one end of the dojo and is given the task to get to the other end. Standing in between the student and the goal...
The Danger of Resisting Change

The Danger of Resisting Change

What can nature teach us about resistance?  In nature, the species that gets to pass on their DNA to the next generation is the one that adapts to the changing external environment. It is survival of the “best fit” with changing conditions – not survival of the...