The Actor’s Secret

Betsy Polatin has written for my DIRECTION Journal and brings decades of experience working with performers. Her impressive bio is below and I highly recommend her February workshops in MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY to anyone interested in improving their performance, whether that is for an audience or simply enhancing your daily life. The flyer can be downloaded Continue reading ...

Fitness’ Missing Link

In the world of self improvement, fitness, health and wellness there is a missing link. That's a rather blanket statement Paul...why so confident? I see it in every single person I work with despite how proactively they are investing in their health... nutrition, exercise, meditation and so on. If you're visiting a practitioner (chiro, physio, massage, Continue reading ...

6 Simple Tricks to Enhance Your Balance (Part 2)

Have you started telling yourself "My balance isn't what it used to be"? Change your perception and outcomes with Part 2 of my 6 simple strategies. 4. Rigid shoes As the old saying goes, "we aren't born wearing shoes" so why do we end up imprisoning those 26 moving bones in shoes that prevent mobility? Walking barefoot is coming back into fashion. Continue reading ...

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 ...

Lose Weight Look Younger 3 Steps

Of course the fat isn't going to fall off in under 3 minutes...but perception plays a big part. If a woman can paint her face to hide the years in a matter of minutes then it's possible to erase weight from your actual frame quite quickly too...if you're smart about it. So how does one look younger and lose weight in 3 minutes? Step one: Knees Locking Continue reading ...

Children, iPads and Health Nannies

One area that continues to worry me about the next generation is how we are blindly leading them down an even more destructive path than our own regarding computers, laptops and sedentary occupations. I regularly work with adults who have absolutely no awareness of their bodies when using technology. Is it any wonder that our children are similarly Continue reading ...

Sitting Upright Without Tension

99% of adults I work with cannot sit upright without creating massive amounts of tension in their backs. Since primary school age we've been told to "sit up straight" but never taught how it is achieveable without gripping the back muscles tightly. This infographic built by The Washington Post explains all of the reasons why sitting is bad for Continue reading ...

Bunions and Posture

While many women are paying large sums to repair their feet I'd like to help you prevent the need for surgery not to mention the pain and unsightly appearance of collapsed toes. The other evening at the retreat I was listening to a woman describe her foot pain and as I asked her to show me how she bends herself into chairs an audience quickly gathered for Continue reading ...

Breathing For Acid-Alkaline Balance

Last week I met a wellness crusader who frequents the retreat often for rejuvenation and reset. She has a team of people helping her churn out beautiful publications on self-help and quitting sugar. We talked about acid-alkaline diets, sleep quality and strategies for both. Nowadays the in-thing to know something about is acid-alkaline dieting so Continue reading ...

Sitting in Dodgy Chairs in Coffee Shops

Coffee shops and restaurants are notorious for their uncomfortable, slump-inducing seating. Turning over customers is afterall what business is all about and a comfortable chair is not a helpful part of that equation. It's a bit like the car seat theory. If you feel super comfortable for the that first 15 minute test drive then your impression of Continue reading ...