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Jackie M.

California
I move, you  move, we all move. How well we move is the foundation of what I do. We are less aware of how we move today than ever because of our lifestyle, culture of exercise, and systematic transition to our thinking brain only. Intelligence is movement as stated by neuroscientist... Full Bio
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On Charming Men And Women by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body A recent article in The Atlantic,  The Rise and Fall of Charm in American Men  lamented the lack of charm in american men today (George Clooney excepted). What makes a man ... Read on »
Gaining Arm Use In Stroke Recovery by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body How to gain function faster after a stroke  Bill had a massive stroke thirty+ years ago and has not had the use of his right arm for the same amount of time. When he ... Read on »
How neighbourly is your neighbourhood? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I was talking with my mother the other day and she was lamenting that her neighbour’s behaviour is distinctly not very neighbourly. She will often do something like bake s ... Read on »
Isolation – the perfect way to control the masses by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body What better way is there to control the masses than to  isolate them from one another thus creating fear and suspicion of each other. Human survival for many thousands o ... Read on »
Is It Mitt Romney’s Body Language by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I don’t know if Mitt Romney would be a bad president but he definitely would not be a great president, and here is why. He is not trustworthy. I don’t actually know whethe ... Read on »
1 Weird Trick To A Flat Belly by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body No more yucky crunches or desperately holding the belly in – just do this one weird trick and your tummy will become flat! Too good to be true? Maybe. It is true that if ... Read on »
May force NOT be with you! by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I long ago discovered the use of force is counter productive and usually leads to injury, pain, discomfort, bad feelings, resentment and more. It is hard to imagine havi ... Read on »
Force for Change by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body We even have a use of force commission! I was trying to change out my windshield wiper the other day and was struggling to put it on the arm the correct way. I was ... Read on »
Keep on Talking by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body There is a lot of talking going on in the world, but are we actually communicating? There are few examples of good communication skills to learn from today. Pundits are ap ... Read on »
Stroke Recovery After 25 Years? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body If you have had a stroke or know someone who has you know how difficult it is to recover, depending on the severity. The confusion, loss of brain function, speaking skil ... Read on »
What is the source of fear? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Its everywhere – in the news, movies, music, at work, at home, at school, in politics, sex, each other – FEAR. Discussion of lively subjects like politics, religion and ... Read on »
Faster Brain Learning by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Our ability to learn is dependent on movement. According to neuroscientists like Daniel Wolpert your brain and nervous system only exists to produce adaptable and complex ... Read on »
Transformational Connection by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body One evening in the last year of my Feldenkrais training program a group of us went into Manhattan to dance and celebrate our time learning together. At one point in the ev ... Read on »
Lasting Impressions Through Structural Touch by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body One trainer stands out from my Feldenkrais program when she took my hand to demonstrate a movement. My whole body seemed to come alive and connect with her as if I knew th ... Read on »
What is meant by differentiated movement? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Anyone who has experienced low back pain, tight hamstrings, sciatica and more can resolve their pain and stiffness for good by learning how to differentiate their movement ... Read on »
Fun days at the USGA Open 2012 by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I attended the USGA Open 2012 in San Francisco for a couple of days  and got a chance to see some great golf. I noticed at this level that there is very little vari ... Read on »
How Does Our Brain Develop – And Regress? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body How does our brain develop new connections that expand our world? Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert states that “The brain exists for one reason, to produce adaptable and co ... Read on »
Resolve Pain At Its Source! by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Regardless of whether your pain started because of emotional trauma, physical trauma or both, the source of it is at the cellular level in your body. The most effective a ... Read on »
Which is it – sensual or sexy? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body The Cambridge dictionary defines sensuality as: expressing or suggesting physical pleasure or satisfaction a sensual mouth/voice He is elegant, sensual, consci ... Read on »
Golf swing consistency is my nemesis by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body The challenge for every golfer is to achieve consistency in their swing. Biomechanics has shown us just how the body should move for the perfect swing, we watch videos of ... Read on »