Engage Your Core

His comments reminded me of what my physical therapist told me a few months ago after I went to see her about some back pain I was experiencing. “Engage your core by tightening your abdominal muscles when you are doing different activities like walking, stretching and lifting weights” she told me. I guess she forgot to include my golf swing. Engaging and strengthening core or abdominal muscles is a popular activity today. Yoga and Pilates have it as a key...

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Staying Sane in An Insane World: A Key Tip

Sunday afternoon rolled around, I knew it was decision time—the keys were lost and I had to get home. I really had two choices—Borrow a car from my brother to drive back to Pittsburgh and return next weekend with the spare key or arrange to have my car towed back to Pittsburgh, a proposition that would cost $500 even with my AAA membership. I ran the equation through my head a number of times… (Time from Pittsburgh to Washington) (X...

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The Creative Juices

This year’s version took us up to wine country in Northern California to a beautiful retreat center overlooking rows upon rows of wine vineyards. Our focus however was on play and how to use play for spiritual, personal and professional development. Our leaders, Cynthia Winton-Henry and Phil Porter have been studying creativity for the past quarter century and have developed a system of play that integrates elements of body, mind and spirit that they named Interplay. In my latest newsletter...

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