5 Tips to Get Your Body Through a Long Meeting

Read Time: 3 min
classroom with desks and chairs

I teach Alexander Technique classes through my local community ed department. The other day I took off my teacher hat and was a student in someone else’s class.

As with most community ed classes, it took place at a school in the evening. Our classroom had hard mid-sized  pink and green plastic chairs that were permanently attached to desks.

The furniture was less than comfortable. And it could’ve easily been an evening that ended in body aches and pains. But not this time.

Because I chose to do something very simple. Continue reading “5 Tips to Get Your Body Through a Long Meeting”

Make It So Easy You Can’t Not Do It

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man lying on his back in the grass

As each New Year’s rolls around I find myself coming back to making resolutions and setting goals.

I’ve gone through phases where I decided to purposely not make a New Year’s Resolution. Simply because that’s what everyone does. And what you’re supposed to do.

Then I realized that I was making a New Year’s Resolution. It was not to make a New Year’s Resolution!

I’m no longer in that phase. I do like the idea of the start of a new year being a nice time to start something new.

But the problem is the starting. No matter what the resolution is. Continue reading “Make It So Easy You Can’t Not Do It”

What Does Trying Hard Feel Like?

Read Time: 5 min
woman weighlifting

I took piano lessons for 8 years growing up.

One afternoon a week my mom drove the 10 minutes over to my teacher’s house. In her living room that was too small for both the baby grand and the harpsichord and the living room furniture, I’d have my lesson.

I won’t lie. I never really enjoyed playing the piano. And I don’t enjoy it now. Once in a while, I’ll touch a piano. But it’s just not my thing.

The lessons though did give me an experience of what muscle memory is all about. Continue reading “What Does Trying Hard Feel Like?”