Posts By: Elaine

Tatyana Razafindrakoto

By Posted in - Body Talks on February 28th, 2016 0 Comments Tatyana Razafindrakoto

Actress, writer, and director Tatyana Razafindrakoto radiates a contagious enthusiasm. One of the founders of La Formule, a collective of seven artists committed to investing their creativity in a wide range of cultural projects, Tatyana …

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Death Benefits

By Posted in - Life on February 28th, 2016 0 Comments Get out of jail free

About a year ago, I wrote my first Attentive Body blog post: an article about how to handle getting whacked by life. A few days after I completed it, my mother died. And suddenly …

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In Defense of the Yawn

By Posted in - Life on February 1st, 2016 0 Comments yawn

“Then all of a sudden, I yawned.

What a rude bastard, but I couldn’t help it!”

Holden Caulfield in A Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger


When I was training …

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Crying: How Much is Too Much?

By Posted in - Life on November 1st, 2015 0 Comments Crying Girl by Roy Lichtenstein

Too many teardrops

For one heart to be crying

Too many teardrops

For one heart to carry on…

— Question Mark & the Mysterians, “96 Tears”


I was once in a relationship with a guy who had the misfortune of …

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A Work of Heart

By Posted in - Events on May 11th, 2015 0 Comments

I had the privilege of growing up with my very own registered nurse living on the next floor up. When my belly ached, fever spiked, or nose bled (neighbors’ driveway, ice thick as a brick, …

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Sessions for Guitarists

By Posted in - Events on April 13th, 2015 0 Comments

April is International Guitar Month! To celebrate, I’m offering a discount session in body attention to guitarists of all stripes. It’s a great way to take care of yourself by taking the time to pay …

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