You Are A Game Changer

Take a moment, right now, to remember a time you did something to change the energy or flow or momentum of a game you were in. What was the situation? Who were you playing? What was happening? What did you do that changed the momentum or energy? Write it down.  I asked these questions ofContinue reading “You Are A Game Changer”

Play The Shot In Front Of You

Two weeks ago Lydia Ko shot a 62 on the final round of the ANA Inspiration 2021 LPGA tournament. When asked about that round she shared three things that helped her tie the course 18 hole record. ” I stayed patient.” “No matter what the situation was’ , she said, ‘ I was just focusingContinue reading “Play The Shot In Front Of You”

Mastery

What makes a master gardener a master is not domination of the plants or soil. It’s their understanding of nature, and the skillful application of what they learn, that allows them to contribute to the conditions that makes things grow.  What if we approached our body the same way? We might discover that mastering our healthContinue reading “Mastery”

Remembering The Basics

” We need to get back to basics, focus on the fundamentals.” That’s often the lament when things go astray, whether its our golf game or our relationships, our personal health or the health and well-being of the community.  If we don’t have a grasp on what they are though it’s easy to mistake oldContinue reading “Remembering The Basics”

The First Step Just Needs To Be First

When we’re talking about something new it’s almost impossible to see clearly where our efforts will take us. We can get stuck on the first step, wanting to make sure we get it right, thinking it needs to be big and bold. But the first step isn’t bold because it’s big or perfect. It’s boldContinue reading “The First Step Just Needs To Be First”

Keeping The Flow

There was a creek on the farm I lived on as a little kid. In the spring the water rose with the rains and snowmelt, and all kinds of things found their way down it. Branches and sticks that had fallen over winter, autumn’s leaves, a squirrel or bird’s nest that had blown out ofContinue reading “Keeping The Flow”

Movement And Stillness

We are expressions of the oscillation between movement and stillness. We each have our own unique patterns of movement and stillness, and our bodies,  take on the form of those patterns created out of our intentions and actions, both conscious and unconscious.  When we move, tissues warm, soften, dissolve and re-orient themselves to support theContinue reading “Movement And Stillness”

The Blessing Is Outside Your Comfort Zone

The athletes have finished their warm up and are moving to the line for the start of the workout. It’s a tough one, what we call an “edge” workout. They will challenge themselves – going beyond what they’ve done before. 120 yard runs in 19 seconds, 35 seconds to jog back to the start, 30Continue reading “The Blessing Is Outside Your Comfort Zone”

In Shape

The human body can make all kinds of shapes. Rounded ones, square ones, straight ones, curved and squiggly ones. The one shape that doesn’t seem to be too good for us is the one we make when we’re sitting. Being able to create a variety of shapes as we need them, get in and outContinue reading “In Shape”

Playing With Grace

I suspect that a lot of our play and recreation is about pursuing the experience of grace in one form or another? We experience it from time to time in our movement when it becomes flowing, rhythmic, powerful. The dictionary refers to it as ” elegance of beauty or form, manner, motion or action. OurContinue reading “Playing With Grace”