Patrick and RB

As I enter the middle years of my seventh decade I draw inspiration from those who embrace this time with joy and playfulness. The apotheosis of this might be my friend, Patrick Deluz. I have known Patrick for forty years (I can’t believe I just wrote that) and we’ve shared numerous adventures. He inspired me to “get serious” about this t’ai chi stuff thirty years ago and I haven’t looked back. Patrick designs hoops with LED lighting for the passionate hooping community and is known to them as “Merlin.”  He gave a rousing demonstration of hoopiness at TCA. Check out… Read More

Three Things We Learned in this Week’s Class

RB Sunset

Here are a few things that popped up in Wednesday’s class: 1. Get your energy more coherent and full. No…really. These words are hardly new to anyone who has been around me for the past ten years. But they aren’t just words. You want to establish a base line of high coherence as your default setting by pointing and reaching with your index fingers hundreds of times a day. (It only takes a second or two.) Then, when you need that little bit extra, it’s real easy to access it. You want your qi like the water in a garden… Read More

“Finding You in a World of It” book signing next Thursday, November 13th

  Date: Thursday, November 13th, 2014 Venue: 22 East 30th St. New York, NY 10016 Free refreshments, demonstrations, music, and more. Books will be available for sale and signatures   For questions & information contact Visit our website at Please RSVP through Facebook or also through our Evite   About the Book: “Finding You in a World of It” offers a detailed map to help get you out of your head and into the game. With his second book, Rick Barrett has provided a variety of both mental and physical exercises, as a powerful means to move from… Read More

“Finding You” Book Tour Kicks off in Killingworth

Sculpture by Renee Rhodes

Connecticut, that is. Renee Rhodes, sculptor and clinical psychologist, is the living embodiment of Finding You in a World of it. She meets EVERYONE! What an absolute joy! Check out her amazing sculptures. Renee lives on a heavily wooded 11 acres that abuts another thousand acres of state forest. It’s breathtaking. Her sculptures appear like fairies amidst the trees and rocks and streams. So Dr. Rhodes invited 40 or so colleagues and friends for a “Forest Summit” on the subject of healing, and asked Dr. Nancy Reuben and myself to address this group. But let’s let Renee tell the story:… Read More

TCA’s 20th, Part 2. Maria goes Hawaiian.

Maria and Kiara

“Get out of your head and into the game.” Yes, that was our theme at TCA this year, and it really resonated with everyone. Easier said than done, though, right? It’s been an issue for us humans since we realized that we didn’t need to have a mastodon in the room to talk about it. Meditation has been used for eons to get you out of your head. You sit in stillness until the silt in the water settles to the bottom and you are left with a clear stream. Great stuff. And the more you practice it, the deeper… Read More