Adductors and Abductors

“The human body and mind are tremendous forces that are continually amazing scientists and society. Therefore, we have no choice but to keep an open mind as to what the human being can achieve.” – Evelyn Glennie The knee bone connected to the thigh bone. The thigh bone connected to the (everybody join in) hip bone. Dem bones, dem bones… We would all recall various ways over the years we tried to learn or were taught about the various workings of the human body. When I was PE teaching in a Primary School, many years ago, I used to love having the students learn about the muscles in the body as we physically prepared for the activities we would participate in during that lesson. There are many

The Blame Game

“Blame is simply the discharging of discomfort and pain.” – Brené Brown One topic that comes up a lot within our program days is judgement. As students engage in our challenges, games and experiences, the blame game inevitably rears its head at various times. Whether it is directed at oneself or another, judgement is well and truly a reaction that we all wrestle with. It’s why we use experiential learning as our vehicle of choice. As individuals and groups we must practice bringing awareness around, rumbling with and courageously choosing responses that allow us to lean into discomfort, uncertainty and frustration, while remaining empowered and able to make a difference for self, others and

Composer or Note in the Song

“You can’t play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it.” – Navjot Singh Sidhu A few years ago I heard a poetic phrasing that resonated deeply with me. It was while I was listening to a new audio book whilst driving to a program day. The audio book was by the poet Mark Nepo, he said, ‘… and happily, more than a composer of music I find that I am just a note in the song, and happier for it’. So often over the years I have been reminded of this phrasing within my own personal and professional experiences, as well as through my interactions with others in my spheres of influence. “Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, t

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