“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

New! Finding You in a World of It by Rick Barrett

FYWI cover

This is really exciting, people! You know that book I’ve been working on for a couple of years now?  Well…it’s is out and available on Amazon! I’ll get my first load of the little darlings by next weekend (Just in time for the sold out Dr. Renee Rhodes’ Forest Summit in Killingworth, CT next Saturday). If you want an autographed copy, you can order directly from me at info@rickbarrett.net ($20 includes postage.) Or get one on Amazon and I’ll sign it when next I see you.   finding You in a world of It is big. It breaks down the… Read More

TCA Celebrates Twenty Years! Part 1

Joe tells his story

Tai Chi Alchemy in Sedona is an event unlike any other. TCA 2014 was amazing, even by TCA standards. The coherent love-space that pervaded the whole weekend fostered a safe, creative environment. Participants stretched each other to awaken to the genius of themselves. The tone was set Thursday evening when  The Kirtan Rabbi (Andrew Hahn) performed his own special brand of love-based ecstatic chant to a yoga studio in Sedona. About half the participants were early arrivals for TCA. Andrew blew the house away with his call-and-response kirtan and that vibe continued throughout the weekend. We floated back to the… Read More

What to Expect at Tai Chi Alchemy

Birthing Cave

Two things on my mind right now: Finding You in a World of It and TCA’s twentieth anniversary in Sedona. And they are on a collision course for September 19-21! That’s right, we’re releasing Finding You at TCA! The book is finished and at the publisher. (Beatrice did a wonderful job copy editing!) Micaela is finishing the illustrations and cover art. And I’m all a-twitter. Western Gate was written primarily for us taiji geeks who want to know what is going on with this strange martial art we spend so much time practicing. This one is for anyone and everyone… Read More