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How Have You Been Silenced?

The Orlando bloodbath has left many people, myself included, speechless. What is there to say, after the umpteenth mass shooting in this supposed greatest nation on earth, a country where, in some places, it’s easier to buy a semi-automatic than Sudafed? Temporary speechlessness, in the aftermath of a shock, is not the same as silence. Perhaps the ultimate … Continue reading

Awareness of Feldenkrais Through…Spelling?!

Readers of this blog can spell Feldenkrais. As of last Thursday night, when it was one of two winning words in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, perhaps millions more can, too. Many of you know that I often write about it; crafting articles helps deepen my understanding, allows me share this unique modality with others and … Continue reading

Common Denominator: Moshe Feldenkrais and Gertrude Stein

  “Let me listen to me and not to them” – Gertrude Stein “The object of this learning is to remove outside authority from your inner life” – Moshe Feldenkrais Friends invited me to a “Night of Gertrude Stein” at a bookstore the other evening. I knew little about her poetry, save for the oft-quoted … Continue reading

Yoga is a Four Letter Word

I’m surprised by the ongoing reaction to my article, “Why I Do Feldenkrais Instead of Yoga”. Most feedback has been supportive, affirming and encouraging. Yet some people who do Feldenkrais and yoga have objected, not to the article itself, in which I describe my personal experience, some of which they even relate to, but to the title. They wished … Continue reading

On the Perils of Unsolicited Advice

In our talk-centric culture, opinions are exchanged as unconsciously as oxygen molecules. Many people apparently enjoy conversations that more closely resemble ping-pong matches than genuine inquiry. For some, offering advice is a compulsive habit. Regardless of whether anyone is interested, they are like fountains that gurgle their viewpoints on humans within hearing distance or on social media. But many folks, even non-gurglers, often … Continue reading

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