Take Larry the Cable Guy’s Advice with a Grain of Salt

Read Time: 3 min
bird walking up steps

A student came in last summer and related an experience she’d had over the weekend.

This woman’s very active and walks a lot. She’s a relatively new student and is gradually learning to be able to use her Alexander skills in different situations outside of her lessons.

Any new skill is easy to practice in isolation. It’s more challenging to incorporate it into your already existing activities.

Continue reading “Take Larry the Cable Guy’s Advice with a Grain of Salt”

How a Cure for Chapped Hands is an Exercise in Changing Habits

Read Time: 2 min
rubber gloves

I live in Minnesota. The winter air is cold and dry (think major static cling!)

I’ve a tendency towards itchy, dry, sensitive skin. In the winter, if I’m not careful, it quickly gets out of control.

It’s not just that my chapped hands will remind you of an alligator—the skin can crack and bleed.

I’ve tried all kinds of lotions and creams. And if you don’t know the difference between a lotion and a cream—well, in the winter here you want hand cream, not lotion. The thick stuff that you just take a little dab of and spend a minute or two gently massaging into your skin.

But using hand cream often during the day is not enough for me. Continue reading “How a Cure for Chapped Hands is an Exercise in Changing Habits”