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”

Creating An Off Ramp

If you watched our college soccer players conditioning sessions this summer you would have noticed that the session didn’t end when they were done running. You would have seen the players take a few moments to catch their breath and then begin their slow walk halfway down field and back. Then the shoes come offContinue reading “Creating An Off Ramp”

How Does That Work?

A few years ago I was pleased to get a call from an athlete who thought her lacrosse coach was wrong. Seems the coach had decided to adjust their weekly schedule to give the players a recovery day and do some team building activities. The athlete was calling because she thought the coach had pickedContinue reading “How Does That Work?”

Three Keys To Growing Across A Lifetime

This guy is amazing. A few days ago I was with him in the woods behind his house watching him up in the trees where he likes to hang out ( pun intended). What’s cool about this is that he’s 70 and this is a new interest he’s taken up in the last few years.Continue reading “Three Keys To Growing Across A Lifetime”

Keep At It

It’s really that simple … and somedays that hard. Every summer the college soccer players come home to start their training. Every summer they come back a little de-conditioned after finals and a little time off and so the first few sessions are hard. But, slowly we increase the volume or the intensity and everyContinue reading “Keep At It”

Becoming Flexible

Flexibility isn’t about being able to bend over and put your palms on the floor or do the splits. Flexibility is just what it says; your ability to flex, to adapt, change, respond to changes in your environment. Mobility, stability, strength, coordination, strength and stiffness all go into making us flexible and they can allContinue reading “Becoming Flexible”

What The Optimist Doesn’t Say

The optimist doesn’t say everything is fine or even that everything is going to be fine. The optimist just knows that we have within us and around us what we need to rise to meet the challenge and if we fail, to get back up, learn, adapt and rise to meet it again. It allowsContinue reading “What The Optimist Doesn’t Say”