My first student today commented that she really likes the Alexander Technique because it’s so forgiving.
What she meant was that it’s forgiving of making mistakes. Of doing the wrong thing. Continue reading “Why You Should Learn to Love Your Mistakes”
Sit down and be comfortable.
Try doing this outside or by an open window.
In a moment close your eyes and take a full minute to simply listen.
That’ll be your only task for that minute. Just listen.
Nothing more. Nothing less.
Go ahead, I’ll be here when you get back. Continue reading “Stop and Listen (your body’s telling you something)”
Why are you so good at your bad habits?
(And no, this isn’t the beginning of a joke.) Continue reading “Wanna Change a Habit? You Need to Know This.”
I went to the Minnesota State Fair last summer.
If you live in Minnesota, you know that the Minnesota State Fair is a BIG DEAL for a lot of people. It’s the second largest state fair after Texas.
And in 2018, in its 10-day run in late August and early September, it hosted over 2 million people. That’s a lot of people. And it’s a warm time of year.
That translates to crowds, waiting in lines and being uncomfortably hot.
All things that typically annoy me and I try to avoid.
But last summer I went and enjoyed the State Fair (crowds, lines, heat and all) more than I had any previous time.
Wanna know my secret? Continue reading “How to (sort of) Love Crowds, Lines and Hot Sticky Summer Festivals”
My husband and I visited the Black Hills in South Dakota this past summer. I love the outdoors and it was absolutely spectacular.
One day during our trip, we visited Mt. Rushmore National Monument. Even though we’d arrived early it was quickly heating up and already quite hot by 10 o’clock. My husband Bruce and I decided to sit on the veranda with a view of the faces and have something to drink.
Various groups of people were milling around. Out of the blue I heard a very young and loud voice say, “Come on! We haven’t got all day!” Continue reading “Time. Tension. Posture. Pain.”