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Yesterday Greg taught a BodyMinded in person workshop. It was a joy to actually meet people in person!  Comments like ‘you’re 3 D’, you’re taller/shorter than I expected’ were the greetings as the small number of people met after sharing online workshops this year. (This was post COVID lock down) The experience was great. I’ve been Greg’s partner for decades and...

“The mind is like Velcro for negative experiences, and Teflon for positive ones:” psychologist Rick Hanson. What an interesting idea… it really resonates for me. I just love the image of our minds being like velcro. So sticky! Have you heard of the negative bias we all have in laying down memories? This ease of remembering and ‘hard wiring’ of our neural pathways...

Five Minutes Peace is a delightful story book by Jill Murphy. It was gifted to me decades ago by my sister-in-law, when our kids were young. In it, a busy mum, Mrs Large has 3 kids & the drama is how she longs for five minutes peace.  All parents know exactly what I’m talking about!  Parenting is about being interrupted!  And...

This holiday season, summer 20/21, I’ve been devouring a book about fungus, and learning so much about these living partners of all that we do. Devouring is a wonderful metaphor, taking within in a way that becomes a part of one-self. But my metaphoric devouring is eclipsed by the literal devouring of the author, Merlin Sheldrake, fungus specialist and scientist...

We had a really wonderful summer workshop recently in Katoomba, so many lessons and insights. Everyone was enriched and inspired by the 4 glorious workshop days, Jan 2021. This is my pondering and wondering about one question which has been very alive for me since the workshop. You may be aware that what happens inside a workshop stays inside a workshop; it...

How can we use the Alexander technique to cope the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? One of my students asked me this last week, as the pandemic was just getting started here, or perhaps we could call it the pandemic :-). Alexander was a champion of human reason, he railed against “emotional gusts” and “prejudice”, and yet it is manifestly difficult to take a...