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Becoming Better at Being Human

Monday, 30 June 2014 by

While on vacation and visiting my family, I’ve had some time to muse about some topics that have been on my mind for some time now. Travelling and observing  people in various contexts has reinforced my conviction that we are not living as fully and well as could be possible. In the next several posts, I’ll try to further elucidate

Moving within the Sweet Spot

Friday, 20 June 2014 by

In the previous post, I talked about the importance of finding the sweet spot between too little and too much challenge. In this post, I’d like to offer some ways of knowing how to recognise that sweet spot for yourself. This idea can be applied to many different activities which is why I just call

In the last post for practitioners, I showed how a musician might approach learning a challenging passage beyond his/her current capabilities. The idea of breaking complex actions or tasks down into smaller and doable parts (chunking it down), then putting them back together is a widely used concept in many fields.   For FM practitioners,

Finding the Sweet Spot

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 by

Healthy Challenge vs. Strain   In the last several posts, I’ve written about the importance of staying in the learning zone and avoiding pain when possible. Now we need to refine the process so that you can begin to find the right amount of challenge to optimise your learning progress.   If you want to