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Rolling with it

Enjoy this fun meditation by Houston Feldenkrais Practitioner, Mary Beth Smith The Mardi Gras season breathes its last gasp today. New Orleans, Galveston, and other cities in the Southern U.S. bid adieu to their revelers and pack away the parade floats until the next...

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A Threadbare Universe

I remember the first time I noticed it.  Walking down a street in New Jersey, I passed a nail salon.  Three stores down, to my amazement, there was another one.  Why? What was the difference between the two salons?  Why two on the same block?  And then, short term...

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And Now…Rest

Feldenkrais said, “Movement is life. Without movement, life is unthinkable.” But to intentionally choose stillness with awareness is part of the movement, like being the ocean, rising, cresting, resting,

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Who Would You Like To Be?

I’ve always been intrigued by humans’ fascination with transformation. From Clark Kent in the phone booth to the Transformers phenomenon, we harbor a secret desire to be, if not superheroes, at least something more. Perhaps we sense that we each have the potential to, as Moshe Feldenkrais said, “…make the impossible, possible, the possible, easy and the easy, elegant.”

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What Do You Choose?

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Yogi Berra There are pundits nowadays who complain that we have too many choices in life. Barry Schwartz, in his 2004 book, The Paradox of Choice, says, “Autonomy and freedom of choice are critical to our well being, and...

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Attention Please!

Years ago, I read an article in Wired Magazine that predicted the end of money as our currency of exchange, replaced by what the author called attention. The suggestion was that in a world filled with goods and information, the resource that is scarce is not money,...

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A Quality Experience

My husband Ron and I recently had a lively debate on the subject of quality and experience. He’s an artist, with a firm belief that anyone can sense quality when they experience it. I insisted that a person can only discriminate based on previous experience. I...

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