Since the coronavirus pandemic hit last spring, I’ve been leading a group of students virtually once a week through an Alexander Technique based self-care practice called Constructive Rest. Until recently I’d forgotten to start with something very important. Last week I remembered and started our practice by simply congratulating them for showing up. For taking the time to take care of themselves. Continue reading “Self-Care is Easy. This is Hard.”
In the Alexander Technique, you’ll learn to focus on things that give you the most bang for your buck. A few interventions that can have a wide-ranging effect. Instead of focusing on micromanaging your body. Which, besides being inefficient is well, impossible. Continue reading “Handy Tips for Hands”
Why is it that even though you know that one thing that’ll make you feel better, you’ll put up with a certain amount of physical discomfort before you’re willing to do it? Even if it’s just a little thing that only takes a minute of your time?
Gas price fluctuations might give you some insight. Continue reading “What’s Your Critical Price?”
This morning I was chatting with a man in my Pilates class who works from home. He was trying to figure out what would be the best chair for him to sit on. He described the various furniture he has at home including a standing desk and some type of wobbly chair.
“What’s the best chair or best position to work in?” is not an uncommon question in my studio. Continue reading “Change Starts with Knowing Where You Are”
How you do anything is how you do everything is a quote you may have run into in a self-help article somewhere. I’ve heard it attributed to Zen Buddhism. But the origin seems unclear.
Leadership Coach, Carolina Caro, wrote a nice post on Forbes exploring the meaning of this very quote. Basically, it boils down to looking at your habits. Continue reading “How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything”