Category Archives: About Me

6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Balance (Part 1)

Image Flickr anthonyleungkc Have you started telling yourself "My balance isn't what it used to be"? Change your perception and outcomes with these 6 simple strategies. One of the favourite comments of people when they get to their 50's is "my balance isn't what it used to be". But is that actually true? You may have overbalanced just as often Continue reading ...

Chronic Pain and Your Perception of Injustice

My life changed the day I realised that my 5 years of chronic pain and back issues were not being caused by a whiplash injury at 19. The story I had been telling myself since that accident; the blame directed against the person at fault, the disappointing deterioration to my ski-paddling though I was training as hard as the rest of the crew, the Continue reading ...

Airline Seats and Nursing Home Posture

A picture says a thousand words but one phrase always gets me looks of fear at my weekly presentations. "Nursing home posture". Did you cringe? Well if you take a quick scan of yourself as you're reading this then it might add some weight to my point. My dear young mum, whom I'm on the way to see in Perth as I type in this story, lives in a nursing Continue reading ...

The Fighter – Fight Like a Pro

Morning after... Still a bit shaky from the aftermath of more adrenaline than I've ever weathered before. I realised last night that this feeling of power and energy is what fighters must get addicted to...it's a level beyond winning a race, walking on stage to an appreciative audience or yelling at the umpire at a football game! This is a world entirely Continue reading ...

Fight Night – Fight Like a Pro

So many people have commented this final week of training... "you don't seem the boxing type." My doctor, the pathology nurse taking my blood sample, work associates and school mums all look at me as if I have two heads. What does a health practitioner who helps people find the subtle balance in their lives want in the ring with someone wanting to Continue reading ...

Week 7 – Fight Like A Pro

Video Evidence of Lumbar Injury Not a debilitating injury... after 15 years of moving well my back can handle most things I throw at it. However, I'm sore... I can't twist to the left without a rude shock of pain in my left lumbar. It's really tight and only one thing is going to solve it... lots of Relaxaback. But this time... I actually have a Continue reading ...

Week 6 – Fight Like a Pro

Numbers Are Getting Low...They're falling like flies. Injuries - well, to be truthful... none of the "injuries" are from the actual training. The rest of the hurting bits are from past issues that haven't been dealt with. e.g. knees, ankles, shoulders and of course backs. If there are any underlying weaknesses in the body, this training is going Continue reading ...

Hugh Jackman on Alexander technique

I've recently met this terrific Aussie. I know well his original Alexander technique teacher who toured with him during his Australian performance of the Boy From Oz I teach breathing, meditation and posture classes at Gwinganna where he's one of the shareholders. I want to share with you this very short clip where Hugh Jackman talks about his appreciation Continue reading ...