Savor your daily life with the Alexander Technique

What embodiment has to offer positive psychology Can you believe I’ve been made fun of for my peculiar ability to enjoy myself? Apparently, a default sense of wonder and awe towards moving bodies makes me a bit of an eccentric. I’m ok with that, and now research is catching up with me. Nothing makes me … Read more

Free Your Breathing with Fluid Attention

A somatic approach to Alexander Technique Constructive Rest Constructive rest is a deceptively simple, transformative embodiment practice. It was invented and adapted by generations of Alexander Technique teachers who want their students to practice on their own. The first generation of teachers trained by F.M. Alexander (from 1931 – 1955) developed “lying down work” to … Read more

Fluid Attention for Joyful Embodiment

Harnessing your awareness superpowers with the Alexander Technique Does your attention tend to freeze when you aren’t moving? How much of your day do you spend in one position or location without moving? Or, instead, perhaps you struggle to focus at all, and find that your mind wanders all over the place, making it hard … Read more

Embodiment Starts with acceptance

How acceptance leads to resilience I’m not well today. I’m not one to say “look on the bright side” without being sarcastic. However, I’m noticing this latest bout of COVID has given me a chance to express one of my core values: embodiment starts with self-acceptance. Relying on friends and loved ones for help, rescheduling … Read more

A quiet evening with your vagus nerve

Your body needs time to receive There is a crazy emphasis on giving, giving, giving, here in the USA during the holidays. The sheer volume of it can be so overwhelming that your body starts to shut down. You need ample time and space to physically receive what is given, to savor it, digest it, … Read more

3 important signs that you need better boundaries

You know that scrunchy end of year feeling? You realize the number of things you still need to get done…but haven’t done yet…and you subconsciously steel yourself to cram it all into the “time you have left?” There you are, your mind, body and schedule filled with stuff. This year, I just can’t do it. … Read more

How to meditate like a baby: hip mobility stretches, part 3

Diving deeper into hip mobility for easier meditation There’s so much instruction out there on how to meditate. Unfortunately, not much of it helps you if you can’t physically do what they say! Because so many folks have tight hips from living life in a chair, you probably know what I’m talking about. You may … Read more

Letting other people be uncomfortable is the bomb

Do you ever feel exhausted after social events? The very word “social” implies fitting in with others, not sticking out, setting others at ease. Unfortunately, that’s often impossible if you are exploring better boundaries and being true to yourself. What if you dress differently? What if your physical appearance is really different from a group … Read more

Knowing your limits is key to resilience

Foundational embodiment supports better boundaries so you can make the most out of catastrophe Have you ever been the recipient of personal catastrophic news? I’m not talking about the collective disasters we all face. I mean personal loss of something or someone that you have a direct, physical relationship with. How do we navigate our … Read more

4 Steps Towards Better Boundaries

Healthy boundaries make life so much more fun! When do you move cross them, when do you stay inside them, when do you stand in front of them looking through to the other side? Unfortunately, if you can’t feel them, you literally won’t know when they’ve been crossed, and you can be very vulnerable to burnout.