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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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Movement and Learning

Moshe Feldenkrais said, "I don't teach movement, I teach learning." His classes are called Awareness Through Movement. Not "of movement", not "movement awareness."  I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Stephen Opper, a force of nature and a passionate...

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Are You in the 80%?

Are You in the 80%?

80% is the alarming number of Americans who will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Besides the huge economic cost of lost work hours, medical treatment and drugs (as high as $240 billion a year!), it means there is an awful lot of unhappiness in our...

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The Persistence of Memory(zation)

My TEDX talk is finally live! In celebration, I thought I'd re-post something I wrote last month after it was over.  For the last two months, I'd been rehearsing my upcoming TEDX talk.  I needed to know these 18 minutes like my own name. I rehearsed in my car, in the...

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Core Illusion

Core Illusion

When I was a little girl, my father, a small man, would brag about his strength. "Hit me, here!" he'd pound his belly, which felt hard as a rock to me. Like most Westerners, I learned to define strength with a "hard core," abs of steel, a six pack.  This same core...

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