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Dec

04

2015

Treatment For Addiction – Spiritual or Scientific?

Friday, December 4, 2015 My library is filled with books on natural healing and allopathic medicine. I enjoy reading texts running the full spectrum from alternative healing to, shall we say, the anti-alternative healing camp. Each camp can be insular and shut off from any ideas from the other. But I think that the concept of health itself runs the gamut from the scientific to...

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Sep

28

2015

Pilates On……….

Every once in awhile I get something coming across my Facebook feed that stirs an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach. Or maybe in my bowels. Whatever. It’s uncomfortable. Today was such a day. Someone shared a page from a Pilates teacher who is bemoaning the “combo” or hybrid-type of Pilates classes that combines Pilates and yoga or barre or boxing or cycling...

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Aug

01

2015

Hookah Bars In Omaha *

August 1, 2015 *(NOTE: For those of you searching for an actual hookah bar in Omaha, please note that this is not the site you’re looking for. The title is purely a metaphor for the subject matter). One of my favorite shows is Bar Rescue. This reality show features a guy named Jon Taffer who helps struggling bar/restaurants around the country. Mr. Taffer has years...

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Jul

18

2015

Lesson Two: Adding “Legs” To Your Posture

Saturday, July 18, 2015 This lesson picks up from last week (Lesson One: “On Your Feet!”) as we learn to build a strong, solid, yet fluid posture. Originally, this post was going to deal with both legs and pelvis, but I’ve decided to just stick with the legs today and address the pelvis next week. Once you have established your foot stance, bring your attention...

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Jul

05

2015

On Your Feet!

Sunday, July 5, 2015 Lesson 1: On Your Feet! How are you standing? Most of my clients at one time or another will ask me how to stand; in other words, what is the proper posture for standing? I am not a big proponent of “head here,” “shoulders here,” –type of thinking. Humans are not robots and besides, you can “fix” everything while you’re still...

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May

27

2015

Technique and Alignment – How Much Do We Need To Nitpick?

A Facebook friend posted a picture of a dancing ballerina en pointe and commented: “Does anyone else notice that she is over-rotated in one hip?’ While I am sure my friend did not intend any of her contacts to conduct a scholarly project on the question, I nonetheless pondered the question as if I was assigned homework. When I looked at the photo, the first...

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May

24

2015

Crabs

One of my new favorite authors, Jen Sincero (in her book “You Are A Badass”), tells an anecdote about a bunch of crabs in a bowl. Crabs are crawling all over each other, never going anywhere; just being crabby (ha ha). Every once in awhile, a crab begins to find his way toward the top of the bowl – towards freedom – whereupon the other...

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May

12

2015

Obstacles – Or Friends In Disguise?

  I have come to believe that obstacles may not be the insurmountable things that we think they are. What if they are just tests to see how committed we are to what we say that we want? It has been my experience in life so far that when I set a goal, I can almost feel the gremlins awakening and crawling out of the...

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May

10

2015

Keeping It “Classical” – What Does It Mean?

  A long time ago, a man named Joseph Pilates created a system of exercise designed to lengthen and strengthen the body around a strong supported center. His first exercise system included matwork and is documented in his book Contrology. Later on, he added equipment such as the Cadillac, Universal Reformer and Chairs among other pieces. When I entered the certification program in 1993, it...

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May

08

2015

I Want It And I Want It NOW!

  A big problem with the profession of yoga today is the same problem with the profession of pilates – too many people think they have the “right” to be a pilates or yoga teacher. The lack of intuition, body awareness, teaching ability or even practice does not bother such a person. They will gladly buy a piece of paper – and the institutions that...

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