February 6, 2020

How observing their body habits early in the day can offset undesired behaviors later on

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January 4, 2020

Most people don’t think about their posture when communicating with others, yet the way you balance yourself through life speaks volumes about who you are. The amount of tension you hold in your body translates into how well you manage your thoughts, actions and reacti...

I was first introduced to Ryan and Doug at the 49th Annual Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) in April 2018.  I was giving a workshop on the Alexander Technique during the conference. The Alexander Technique is a psycho-physical method used...

June 5, 2019

We all have habits, some good, some not so good, and plenty that we don't even know about.

Moving can provoke many of our unbeknownst habits to come right up to the surface. Often, those habits tend to flare up and cause a lot of aggravation.

Some of us have perceptions...

April 17, 2019

Back pain. Two four letter words. I can't remember a time when I told people that I'm an Alexander Technique teacher (and subsequently explained what I do) that it wasn't followed with, "Oh, my back has been bothering me lately!"

Repeatedly hearing that is disheartening...

January 31, 2019

The role of lifestyle in sociological theory dates back to the early 19th century. American sociologist, William Cockerham described the earlier discourse between class and status through the likes of Karl Marx’s differentiation of the classes, to Thorstein Veblen’s th...

December 26, 2018

With the New Year fast approaching, we've come to expect some form of assessment of our deeds from the past year. Social media is already swarming with lists of resolutions, making promises for the upcoming year. Yet why do we do this to our selves? Is it to give us a...

October 30, 2018

I know, I know, the title, "Just Say No to Multitasking" might sound counter-intuitive.  Isn't multitasking a good thing? Aren't women inherently exceptional at it? Sure, we are. But just because we can do it, doesn't mean we should.

Those of us that grew up in the 80s...

September 18, 2018

When I think back to my childhood I can easily recall the young me who loved school. I particularly loved math-- to this day, I still have the calculator I received as a prize from my 3rd grade math teacher, Mrs. Owens. Although I was born in the US, English, was a bit...

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