MIndfulness

The Startle Pattern. Photo: Peretz Partensky. Licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0

The Confines of Fear – Politics, Media, and the Fear Response

“I’ve been worryin’ that we all live our lives in the confines of fear.” – Ben Howard I started writing this post in July. It got put on the back burner, but resurfaced this week for two reasons. One, if you haven’t heard yet, Donald Trump was elected president, in a turn of events that […]

A Proven Approach to Self Care

A Proven Approach to Self Care

The idea of Self-care has been abuzz in the world around me these last several weeks. For those of us attuned to the academic calendar, whether as teachers of university or grade school students, or parents of children in school, the mid-fall rush has gathered. We’re tired. We’re over-extended. We’re doing too much for others, […]

Permission to Not be Right

Permission to Not be Right

Take a minute and think through a typical day. How many times during the day do you feel that you have permission to not be right? By that, I mean you are not expected to: know the answer, build it so it works the first time, even wear socks that match… in general, do you […]

The Alexander Technique helps us learn to find our own Still Point - just like the eye of a hurricane.

The Still Point

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is, But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity, Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards, Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the […]

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