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I Am Legion

I Am Legion

My sister and I were recently wondering whether our grasp of the continuously evolving vocabulary of the English language would help us prevent dementia: terabyte, download, netiquette, malware, neuroplasticity, acid-reflux, bromance, bingeable, biohack, microbiome....

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My Theory of Everything

My Theory of Everything

There is a Chinese belief called the Red Thread, or the Red String. The gods tie a red string that connects a person to a destiny, usually in the form of a soulmate. No matter what happens, the string can be pulled, tangled, knotted, but it never breaks. All of us are connected via a complex tapestry of these threads.

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Let The Sock Go!

Let The Sock Go!

For twenty five years, at least twice a week, I put on white face as a professional mime, and then “set” the make-up by smacking myself all over the face with a sock filled with cornstarch. It gave my whiteface a kind of china doll look, smooth, porcelain like, no pores, no greasy dribble. Whiteface was a love/hate relationship: there was romance and fantasy upon donning the white mask, as well as an embarrassing corniness in the cliché of the white faced mime. I stopped performing regularly in 1999, and almost all concerts after that did not involve whiteface And yet, I held on to the sock.

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Improving My Aim

Improving My Aim

At the beginning of a year, most of us want to look ahead, resolutions, wishes and a bit of trepidation. Will I move into the unknown, or repeat myself, stuck in a loop? I have often found a good way to move forward is to actually go backward. Several spiritual...

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Everyone is a Creative

Everyone is a Creative

Recently someone asked me if I would create a workshop for "creatives." I was stymied, because for some reason, I think everyone is a "creative." Each moment, I'm creating my life. People who don't "think" they are creative just haven't seen into their own power and...

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Coincidence? You Decide.

Coincidence? You Decide.

So after years of teaching, practicing, writing, and researching, I finally have put together a page dedicated to one of my favorite subjects: Falling. And getting up. You'll find statistics, stories, products, my Ted Talk and more. And just when I finally figured out...

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

If At First You Don't Succeed... "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp Or what's a heaven for?" Robert Browning How can I realize my dreams without trying? Feldenkrais often exhorted his students, "Try not to try!" This paradox, that we can get what we want...

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Perception is in the Eye of the Beholder

Perception is in the Eye of the Beholder

As I was taking a morning walk, in the distance I spied a mangled bird in the road. As I approached, my mind spun: scenarios of its demise, righteous indignation at the callousness of humans, anticipatory anxiety about my potential responsibility for removing it from...

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