Monday, December 14, 2009

Ask a Child and You Shall Receive

Have you ever asked a child for advice? I mean genuinely asked them? I was having a crummy day last week. I was stressed about some things, worried about some others and tired of a few more. Instead of taking my usual complaints to my usual friends I decided to go to a little girl( Read More… )

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What If ?

There is a game I have started with my children called “What if?” My dear friend and willPower and Grace instructor, Christine D’Ercole, uses it in her class and I had the good fortune of talking with the amazing people at thinkso (a marketing and design agency) about it as well. It’s a game that gets us up( Read More… )

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Letting Go

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of going trapezing in Williamsburg. I am the kind of person who loves to leap, who leads with my heart and lets my head follow, but I admit to being more than a little terrified when I got up there and suddenly it was my turn to( Read More… )

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Getting On Their Level

I have often spoken about the importance of play and being silly and on a similar note I wanted to write a bit today about how we, as adults, can contribute to that. Children model what we do, not what we say. It’s an old adage, but a good one. Which means if we tell( Read More… )

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Monday, November 9, 2009

The Importance of Play

I was thinking the other day about beginnings and where my own journey with children originated. There are many things in life that cannot be pinpointed but if you’re very lucky you can recognize the start of something. Joan Didion speaks about this in her piece, “Goodbye to all That.” She says: “It is easy( Read More… )

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me Shadows on the wall Noises down the hall Life doesn’t frighten me at all Bad dogs barking loud Big ghosts in a cloud Life doesn’t frighten me at all Mean old Mother Goose Lions on the loose They don’t frighten me at all Dragons breathing flame On my counterpane That doesn’t( Read More… )

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Great Blueness

The other day it was too rainy outside to play our usual golf so we decided to do indoor creative movement instead. One of the keys to what I do is flexibility, in basically every sense of the word. Physical, mental and emotional. No possibility for golf? Doesn’t mean we should miss an afternoon together.( Read More… )

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Unknown Impact of Community

The meditation on community began for me last weekend when I took Christine D’Ercole’s willPower and Grace class at Equinox. As most of you know fitness is a big part of my life and I absolutely love my time in Christine’s class. Her methodology is amazing and I always leave feeling empowered and centered. She goes through( Read More… )

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

SNAG

SNAG (Starting New at Golf) is a unique program designed by experts in the field of golf. By using a variety of training tools people can learn and develop in the sport off the golf course. SNAG is a perfect compliment to the game as well as a valuable program for those without a readily( Read More… )

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

An Afternoon in the Park

Last week we had our second outdoor Urban Golf Academy session at 97th and 5th. There is a beautiful bend in the park filled with lots of open, green grass…the perfect place to practice our favorite game. I arrive about thirty minutes before the children and start setting up. We have lots of different tools( Read More… )

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