The New Reality-SAD and the Alexander Technique

A week ago I had a discovery that should not have been a surprise, but is. How can that be? Like many Alexander Technique teachers I pride myself on being pretty aware. I’ve been a serious pupil of the Alexander Technique for 14 years and known of it for nearly 25. How can it be…

Trying Something NEW

A week ago I was thrust into a new world and I went joyfully to explore. The results, I am afriad, were in some respects an all too familiar state of being. I am thankful for the insight it gave me; it renewed my awareness of how a new activity can both frustrate and bring…

The Clouds Rise

The clouds rise. On Monday morning, the 29th day of October, 2012, I walked to an appointment and was overwhelmed with the beauty outside. The sun was not shining, but it also was not raining. Amazing! Some blue sky was peaking through the mostly cloudy, grey sky. The leaves! Oh my! The leaves, beautiful reds…

Authentic Voice – The Search

There is no passion to be found playing small-in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Nelson Mandela Women are always tested…but ultimately, each of us has to define who we are individually and then do the very best job we can to grow into it.Hilary Clinton…

Feeling Less-Than-Wonderful? Breath Arrives!

The other day I awoke feeling much less-than-wonderful even though it was  another gorgeous Fall day in Portland.  Truly, I did not want to waste it’s beauty and I knew that I needed to use all the tools I had at my disposal to dig out of that grey hole in which I was enclosing…

We Want to Be HEARD!

I attended a fundraising dinner last week and for a second year was impressed with what is happening with young people who choose to participate in this organization, here in Portland, Oregon.    The educational wonder is REAP, Inc., Reaching and Empowering All People. According to their website, www.reapusa.org, they are “dedicated to student voice…