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Did you know I’m a Puppeteer?  I work with small hand puppets in my creative engagement work in aged care (not a lot of this happening during COVID 🙁) and also I’m so lucky to work with large scale illuminated puppets when asked by the wonderful company Creative Legends. The story I would like to share with you is about my...

This article was originally posted on Interlude. https://interlude.hk/bodyminded-thinking-in-the-performance-of-music/ Musicians contribute so much to the personal and cultural well-being of the community and play music because they love it. Given that, it is a shame that for some, a career and/or long-term love of playing is associated with levels of stress and discomfort - sometimes a great deal of stress and discomfort. ...

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...