Monthly Archives: April 2013

Threshold of Change – Part 1

If you read FM Alexander’s books, you will find they are stuffed full of his ideas on change. The need for change, how to go about it, how not to go about it. In fact, it’s a fundamental part of

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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about being comfortable.  ‘Better the Devil You Know’ talked about how easy it is to confuse comfortable with familiar, and how ‘comfortable’ is actually quite a complex idea.  I got some great feedback

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When I teach, I fly

I don’t usually talk about me in these blogs.  After all, you are Alexander students, not Karen Evans students.  This week is an exception. I recently read a wonderful, moving article about Jenny Wilson-Best, a professional opera singer who still

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Have you ever come across this phrase?  It used to be very popular in the UK. The full version goes “Better the devil you know than the one you don’t.” It usually means that someone would rather put up with

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