The Space Between

Read Time: 3 min
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“Good posture is spready instead of squished,” is the sage advice of my colleague Lindsay Newitter’s 9-year-old daughter.

The 9-year-old’s quote was part of an article on stress, posture and the Alexander Technique that appeared in the New York Times last August.

How do you think of good posture? Often we think of an optimal shape or position we need to get into instead of a quality, such as a quality of being more “spready”, to quote my colleague’s daughter again.

But how do you achieve a more “spready” quality to your posture? Continue reading “The Space Between”

The Secret to Aging Gracefully

Read Time: 2 min
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In her 2007 TED talk author Isabel Allende recounts a TV interview with Sofia Loren. When the interviewer had asked Sofia: “How could you look so good?” Sofia had replied: “Posture! My back is always straight. And I don’t make old people noises.”

You know that eating a healthy diet and getting adequate exercise are the two primary areas where you can make a positive impact on your health and well-being.

But what’s missing here? Continue reading “The Secret to Aging Gracefully”