Weekly Newsletters

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California Beach

Taking It Easy

Perhaps we’d just turn into lazy slobs who never got anything done. Or maybe we’d get more done, find less resistance, and more energy.
Space capsule and earth


Run at it too hard and fast, and your head just might explode. Go too slowly and you might have the sense that you'll never get moving again.
Bride, father, and flower girl walking down the aisle

Sewing Project Completed

The weather was perfect, the setting was beautiful, and the gathering of friends and family was beyond heartwarming. I don't have enough words!
Gika pressing her sewing project

Looming Deadline

The looming deadline is fast approaching, and today got away from me.The sewing project is coming along nicely, especially with a little help from some of my favorite people.
Sewing table with scissors, pin cushion, tape measure and fabric

Special Project

The figuring out is based on previous expertise, a fair amount of research (online searches, videos, books, knowledgeable friends), and lots of thinking things through.

Breathing Well

From the time we were born, air comes in and air goes out. Under special circumstances, we might need some assistance with the process. But mostly, air comes in and air goes out.
Stream and mossy rocks at Joyce Kilmer Forest

Steep Curve Ahead

Most of us move as if the shoulder blade was locked onto the ribs or spine. Actually, it can slide up and down and left and right, more or less gliding along the ribs of the upper back.

Circuitous Pathways

It’s a beautiful, interesting yarn, but from looking at it, you’d never guess all the twists and turns that went into the making of it.
Colorful building blocks

Finding Leverage

Have you noticed recently how heavy your head is? If you’re lying down, how much effort is it to come up to sitting or standing?
Muslin scraps in front of a sewing machine.

Getting It Right—Or Close Enough

Sometimes, in Awareness Through Movement lessons, Moshe Feldenrkais would encourage his students to do the movement poorly. Don’t even try to do it well. It’s an interesting strategy.
Marilyn and her dog Bluebell

May Her Memory Be for a Blessing

She had that amazing quality of making people feel special. Whatever she was doing, she found ways to enjoy, and perhaps more importantly, to share love and joy with those around her.
Five-year-old girl climbing a rock wall.

Going to Camp

When I read the part about bringing a sleeping bag or sheets to fit a twin-sized bed, I wondered, “What was I thinking?”