You are, quite possibly, a redshirt. As are we all. We all know about the Hero’s journey, I’ve blogged about it before and I’ve made a yoga flow about it. It sets the template for so many of our popular art forms. More or less: the hero pines for something, gets it, it’s good but not…
Don’t let Amy Poehler become a Horcrux: Buddhism and the Self
Is meditating like taking the red pill in “The Matrix”? Yes, in fact it is, at least according to author Robert Wright in “Why Buddhism is True” – a book whose simplistic title does not do justice to its geeky and frankly mind-blowing innards. Wright holds that the clarity of meditation/mental work is so earth-shattering…
Fandom Scenes for Meditation
It’s a crazy stressful reality out there – we need every tool at our disposal to deal with it, including yoga as well as breathing and meditation. Sometimes that includes going mentally to a sort of “happy place,” or maybe better put, a mental environment where we feel safe and calm. For those of us…
The Meditation Styles of Fandom – Which do you have?
Meditation is by no means exclusive to our reality. The heroes and villains of fandom know the value of a good meditation session for kinds of purposes… including plotting, deducing, and rejuvenating. And then there’s the Doctor… who is perhaps slightly *less* effective when it comes to NOT using his meditation time for well-digging and…
A Hero’s Journey Mega-Flow!
Our favorite heroes’ stories follow a common pattern – as do our lives, really! Joseph Conrad defined 12 steps in this pattern as the Hero’s Journey, outlining how every hero starts out in a dull, not-quite-right beginning, gradually gains allies and enemies and goes through ordeals, and finally emerges changed at the end. It rings…
Self-Care Flow: A Yoga Massage from Bottom to Top
The Cloaks (& Safe Places) of Fandom
We all need our happy, safe spaces – both mental and physical. For those who love their fandoms, those spaces might even be imagined. It’s lovely just to picture yourself in the TARDIS, on the Enterprise, or in Hogwarts. There may be no space more snug, however, than the kind that you physically can wear….
The Master Mentors of Fandom (and Being Your Own)
It’s easy to feel like Luke Skywalker, like Harry Potter, like Doctor Strange before he became a sorcerer. It’s even easy to feel like Anakin Skywalker. They are all full of intense, conflicting feelings and just the spark of potential – a spark waiting to be fanned into a flame by their sage, mysterious mentors….
Bot Buddies of Fandom Flow!
Telekenetics of Fandom Flow!
To geeks, who often feel powerless in this intimidating world, what could be more satisfying than the development of powers to move things with the mind – a superhuman strength that doesn’t involve humiliating time spent in gym class?!