Monday, March 15, 2010

Mexico Journal 2010: Retrain Your Brain

Mexico Journal 2010: Retrain Your Brain
From art journal described in this post.
Oh boy, isn't this the truth? We are so molded by habits and routines and shoulds and shouldn'ts and can'ts and wonts! You've got to retrain your brain to stay fresh, alive, vital. Tonight I taught one of my Pole Dance intro workshops. The oldest woman there was 70 years old and had gone through10 surgeries on her knees and feet over the past few years. She was limited in her movements, but as she moved within her range of motion, she started to loosen up and you could see the edges of her fear and defeat soften. She said that she had signed up for the class so that she could have a different experience of herself than the crippling, self-defeating "I can't" person she had become. I applauded her willingness to step up, take a major risk, and do something like this. Amazing.


  1. Oh I hope I'm still that courageous and full of verve when I'm 70! Amazing indeed :)

    I'm doing some work at the moment around unlearning... so much more difficult for us to do than learning. Our brains are generally wired to learn but unlearning has to be so much more conscious. Interesting stuff.

  2. I hear you, sister! Tell that left brain (logical, sequential, rational, analytical, objective, looks at parts) to go away for a while and access that right brain (random, intuitive, holistic, synthesizing, subjective, looks at wholes)! Here's a fun site with exercises to stimulate both sides,

  3. Just came upon your work through Flickr. I am amazed at your ability to do a page a day and enjoying them very much.
    Love the story about the lady having a different experience of herself....
    That will stay with me!
    Thanks for sharing your work with us.
    Keep sparkling!

  4. Thank you! I very much enjoyed cruising through your blogs -- will return!