Show and Tell

Dear Reader,

Today I had the pleasure of sharing a felt-making experience by way of show and tell. Surrounded by a handful of women and a couple of children, I pulled out some wool fibers and started demonstrating how to make a felt ball. After a short while, almost everyone in the room was rolling a ball of wool between their two hands. Did I mention that only three of us spoke English? We had a translator, but mostly we just talked with our hands and faces.

I got the impression that some of the women had some experience with felt-making, but I wasn’t sure. Regardless, they had fun and seemed eager to do more. Because it really is a magical experience. I mean, felt-making is magical, but more importantly, sharing is magical. Taking some moments to do something with your hands, show and tell, encourage and just smile at one another.

Show and share. Make stuff with our hands. Look at one another and smile. Wherever we come from, whatever we believe, it’s nice to connect in simple, magical ways. It’s a nice way to lift your heart.

Many of you will have noticed that I’m talking a lot about ribs lately. The ribs, the sternum, and the collar bones can move more than we realize. And when they do, so many things—such as breathing!—become a lot easier. So, on Saturday afternoon, October 28, I’m offering a mini Feldenkrais retreat at the Jung Center of Houston, focusing on finding greater freedom in the ribs. Unlocking the Rib Cage: Opening the Heart

And, of course, our Tuesday online Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes will also create opportunities to breathe and move more easily.

For some folks, it’s especially nice to work one to one. If that interests you, please Book an Appointment or reply to this email to get started.

It’s still mighty hot here in Texas, so I encourage you to stay cool, find some magic, and share something nice. And, of course, have all the fun you can!

Colorful felt balls, made by hand
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