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?”
My first student today commented that she really likes the Alexander Technique because it’s so forgiving.
What she meant was that it’s forgiving of making mistakes. Of doing the wrong thing. Continue reading “Why You Should Learn to Love Your Mistakes”
Why are you so good at your bad habits?
(And no, this isn’t the beginning of a joke.) Continue reading “Wanna Change a Habit? You Need to Know This.”
The phone rang the other morning. It was my first student of the day. And she was in a state.
She had been driving along with traffic flowing at a reasonable speed for rush hour when, just as she was about to go through the Lowry Tunnel that skirts downtown Minneapolis, there was a multi-car crash in front of her.
One of the cars was on fire. Continue reading “Accident in the Tunnel – a Lesson in What You Have Control Over”