I enjoy gardening. I love being outdoors. I feel a sense of accomplishment when a plant makes it through the winter and comes back, healthy, and bigger than last year. And heck, I just love getting dirty! But if I’m not careful, just like with the first snow shoveling in the Fall, I can easily hurt myself.
Over the years I’ve found a few strategies that help my body out. And discovered that one of my all-time favorite gardening tools is something you don’t get at the garden center. Continue reading “Body-Conscious Gardening Tips”
How would you describe someone who’s moving quickly? And how would you describe someone who’s hurrying? Is it the same thing?
John Wooden is credited with saying, “Be quick but don’t hurry.” What does it mean exactly?
An elite runner running a marathon is moving quickly. But is she hurrying? Continue reading “How to Harness Your Mind-Muscle Connection”
I started running (again) this past year. It’s been 30 years since I last ran (except to catch the random bus).
In high school I was a pretty fast 800-meter runner (2:24 for those track enthusiasts out there). I was co-captain of my track team my senior year. It was an important part of my life.
Then came age 19 and a car accident. 10 years of dealing with chronic pain. And stopping a lot of activities I previously enjoyed. Including running. But also finding the Alexander Technique. Continue reading “Strain Creeping In? Ask Yourself This One Simple Question”
Your posture may not have been on your radar much until you stepped into that dance class or decided to work with a personal trainer. Then suddenly, it took center stage. Continue reading “Your Posture IS the Everyday Things”
I consider myself pretty coordinated. I’ve been ballroom dancing for over 20 years and tap dancing for a little less than that. I enjoy the challenge of new physical activities.
But then I met a step aerobics class. Continue reading “How I Survived My First Step Aerobics Class (and what you can learn from it)”