Category Archives: Health and Well-Being

Anything to do with physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being…nutrition, relaxation, recreation, exercise, therapy, medicine, healing…

How I beat tendonitis

At a workshop in London earlier this month I was asked if I had ever had to deal with any physical problems related to playing guitar, and specifically tendonitis. Many times over the years guitarists have asked me a similar … Continue reading

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Let’s get bored

When I was in China last fall I watched a teenage girl on a Beijing subway say goodbye to a friend getting off at a stop. As soon as they had waved goodbye and the doors closed, the girl pulled … Continue reading

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Surfing your stress

I hate deadlines. They cause stress. Stress is uncomfortable and unpleasant. But I have to admit, stress and deadlines have been a huge part of discovering the most valuable things about myself. Life without them would be unthinkable, not to … Continue reading

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My Experience with U.K. Healthcare

Friday, 24 July 2009 In light of the current debate about universal healthcare in the the U.S., I would like to share an experience I had with the healthcare system in the U.K. A few years ago I slipped on … Continue reading

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Power Napping and Creativity

Monday, 20 July 2009 In Australia you see billboards along the highways urging you to pull over and take a power nap if you feel tired. As a touring musician I learned to take power naps (aka cat naps) long … Continue reading

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