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My favorite comic sites are:

If I hadn't written my own comics, I sure wish I had written these...

This just proves that you don't have to be Van Gogh to be a brilliant cartoonist... I am constantly LMAO. And constantly trying to prove that I am hip enough to express myself only in unpronounceable acronyms.

Alison Bechdel's site. LOVE her.

So twisted, yet so on point.

I love Hilary Price's sense of humor... and here's a fun trivia fact -- we were in an improv troupe together at Stanford. The world just keeps getting smaller.

My favorite somatics sites are:

Meredith Broome, somatic practitioner. My short and sweet somatics site.

If you meet Wendy Palmer in person, it will take her about a tenth of a second to see through to exactly who you are, bullshit and all, and I have a feeling she is right 99.9% of the time in her assessments of people. Luckily, she combines this unflinching accuracy with a huge capacity for compassion for all of us neurotic humans. The best thing Wendy ever said to me was "You learn two things from your teachers--how to be, and how NEVER to be..." She said this with a shrug, like it was something everyone in the world already knew. In that moment, I wanted to drop everything and follow her wherever she went. But then I got ahold of myself and went back to just appreciating her for being a masterful teacher. Because hero-worship is so exhausting, and it kind of dehumanizes everyone involved...(cross your fingers that I've learned that lesson for the last time.)

This is my friend, Mark Walsh's blog site. He writes about somatics, stress management, leadership training and myriad other topics related to health and well-being in the workplace and our lives. His writing is funny and wise, and so worth reading. The blog is also quickly becoming a comprehensive resource for other modalities of healing and training and contains guest bloggers from around the globe. Whenever I browse around on the site, I learn something new, and I'm glad I took the time to log on.

My friend, Mary Wagner's site. She is an incredible practitioner and writes so well about somatic work. If you have any questions about somatics, click here. She'll explain everything.

Ah, somatics and trauma--they go together like chocolate and peanut butter. This is also the home of generative somatics, pioneered by Staci Haines, who actually did write the book on healing your sex life after childhood sexual abuse. Staci is also an amazing trainer, and her somatics and trauma trainings fill up fast, so if you want to participate, click on the link and sign up ASAP. I assisted in teaching the somatics and trauma course for a couple of years before I took an early retirement to pursue my illustrious career as a cartoonist. To buy Staci's book, Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma,click here.

Strozzi Institute (along with somatics and trauma) has been my training ground in somatic work for the last ten years. Richard Strozzi-Heckler breaks down leadership into a series of practices that anyone can master (that is, if you actually PRACTICE the know I'm talking to you.) instead of pretending that leadership is this elusive thing that you are either born with or out of luck. Bringing leadership to the people--pretty revolutionary, if you ask me. Plus, Richard is the most human human being I know. In my book, that's the best thing you can be. Check back here in about 10 years, and you will be reading an update about Richard accepting the Nobel Prize for Peace for his work in Somatics. But don't just trust me on this, go read his books.

Seriously...I don't mean to be pushy, but stop reading my website and go buy his books. (then READ them, please. You know who you are.)

The Anatomy of Change: A Way to Move Through Life's Transitions
In Search of the Warrior Spirit: Teaching Awareness Disciplines to the Green Berets
The Leadership Dojo: Build Your Foundation as an Exemplary Leader
Holding the Center: Sanctuary in a Time of Confusion

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