The one thing you will never have enough of
Health | Wellbeing

The one thing you will never have enough of

Two years ago I took an evening course that continues to change my life. It is all about giving – as in philanthropy. Most regular people have no association with philanthropy, they think it is for rich people, therefore not for me. Led by the charity BeMore, the course encourages everyone to learn how to…

Leaders don’t slouch
Health

Leaders don’t slouch

Body language is and has always been here to stay.   Breathing effectively will never go out of fashion.  Digestion is important at any age, just try asking someone who has problems with it.    Clear effective leaders in the workplace don’t slouch.  Memorable performers don’t tend to either.   Nor do toddlers.  Or animals.    Or plants.   An…

Back pain gold
Health | Movements

Back pain gold

There comes a time in every Alexander Technique student teacher’s life where they are sat down and told to really look at the results of the ATEAM clinical back pain trial. I know right – it’s a mouthful. And when they do… They realise that the results The Alexander Technique showed in regard to reducing…

Why your Comfort Zone is killing you
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Why your Comfort Zone is killing you

I’ve been listening to some excellent podcasts by Carla White (who created the very lush and free Gratitude app) recently and she told me that she has the phrase ‘your comfort zone will kill you’ up in her house at all times. The phrase stuck in my head which I took as a sign I…

Discomfort is a BIG Deal
Health | Wellness

Discomfort is a BIG Deal

Think about when you go somewhere new and it’s not welcoming Do you find it easy to be yourself? Think about when you eat way too much during the holidays Do you find it easy to do much other than go to sleep or stare at the tv? Think about when you just slightly hurt…

My problems with posture
Health | Movements

My problems with posture

The way people move can shine a spotlight on them. From hip hop to ballroom, to ice skating to athletics, to acting to singing, people have and always will become known, recognised and lauded for the trademark way that they ‘use’ their body. Often when we watch someone in a crowd it can be because…