A Stoplight is an Opportunity

A Stoplight is an Opportunity

You can learn a lot about your driving habits by paying attention to how you feel and what you notice when you stop the car. Here are six things to try while waiting for the light to change: 1. Gently quiet your thinking and bring more of your attention up and out to...
Ready or Not?

Ready or Not?

This photo happened while I was on my way to a workshop in New York City. Part of my commute took me through the flower district in Manhattan, where plants and flowers of all kinds were being brought outside for display. The scent of the hyacinths hit me, then the...
What my sleeve taught me about my habits

What my sleeve taught me about my habits

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” ― William Morris I have a plain black jersey-knit sweater that I’ve worn so much, and thrown in the wash so many times that it really should be in tatters. It’s not. At this...
A moment’s notice

A moment’s notice

A short blog post for a time of year when life suddenly becomes a lot busier. A few weeks ago, I had a thought that changed my day, and some days since then…. Can I meet this moment with more expansiveness? It’s just a thought. It’s not a requirement to change or do...
From Fear to Fun

From Fear to Fun

The Alexander Technique helped me transform my fear of talking about the Alexander Technique on the radio. About a year and half ago, my colleague Merlin Wisswaesser and I were invited to be interviewed on a live radio show called Well Talk (shout out to Merlin’s...
Lost and Found in Translation

Lost and Found in Translation

Lost and Found in Translation “Sometimes the best way to learn something is by doing it wrong and looking at what you did.” —Neil Gaiman   A while back, I came across a few of the violin method books I used when I was nine and first learning to play. My teacher’s...