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About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.

Creatures Great and Small

Continuing in last time’s theme of choosing what feels good, instead of submitting to Strict Father’s demands — On the importance of balance, both emotional and physical — As the season turns, it feels good and balanced to meditate on small beings finding … Continue reading

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Why Ask?

Because chances are, we don’t know as much as we think we know – about ourselves and others, about the world at large, and especially about communicating collaboratively with other species. This not-knowing makes Bugs want to holler. Readers of … Continue reading

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::Click:: Seeing the Boys in a New Light

It’s been an eon since I last posted. Since then, it feels like the Earth has shifted in its orbit and I along with it. The new orbit turns around clicker-training. When Bugsy arrived around six years ago, at a … Continue reading

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Fun With Toilet Roll

It has been too cold lately for the Catio and so the boys want to know: What’s Next? Barney Squash-Face Bugs: “I abide by window, awaiting developments.” I found this idea on the Net somewhere. ONE: Find shoebox. TWO: Collect toilet … Continue reading

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The Blues. Before, During, Hopefully After.

Boy, I got ‘em and how. Here are two major elements: * Several bruising encounters with the American “health-care” system. Make that the American “ill-health brutality” system. * I am sorely missing my African drum and dance teacher Angelo. He … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

This is not the post I had planned for today, my birthday. But life happens and it also ends. Today news came that a long-time blogger’s rescue cat, Harrison, finally succumbed to a long illness. Imagine this kitty waiting all … Continue reading

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The Catio

Recall that after Bugs’s latest unauthorized walkabout, my good landlord built a screen-porch addition to the house. Around three months ago, nine days after my surgery, I was still too debilitated to get out there to enjoy it, so I … Continue reading

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