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”

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”

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”

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”

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”