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”

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”