This page uses the standard blog layout: posts in reverse chronological order of publication date with this "sticky post" at the top to explain how things work. I've also created a list of good places to start for those unfamiliar with my approach. The things I write are often not time sensitive, … [Read more...] about Recent additions vs good starting points
Developing a Practice: Support
You might value your autonomy but you don't have to do this alone.
I have written previously about how I learned in yoga that it can be helpful to use supports in your practice. I’ve been thinking about this principle again recently in a different way. I think this might help you see the difference between useful supports and supports that help but also create … [Read more...] about Using the supports you need: Part 2
You are smart and competent. You work in an environment that values autonomy. You value autonomy. You feel like you should be able to do things yourself. However, you are also part of a complex division of labour in which other people's work supports your daily existence. You probably don't grow … [Read more...] about Autonomy & asking for help
One of the things my yoga teachers are constantly reminding us about is that using supports is not a sign of weakness. Sometimes, in order to get the benefit of a pose, you need to use a block or a strap or modify the pose in some way. People vary. We are not all the same biologically, … [Read more...] about Using the supports you need
Although initially written about teaching, this post applies to any area of your work or life where you feel the things in the first set of bullet points. No one said teaching would be easy but ... You shouldn't be exhausted. You shouldn't be close to tears on a regular basis. You … [Read more...] about If someone’s crying, something needs to change