Citizen Policy Academy of Austin: Six Reasons Why You Should Apply (Yes, You!)

~~~~~ ~~~The Citizen Police Academy of Austin~~~ A Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a series of classes that local police departments offer to their community.  Depending on your city, a CPA consists of between six and fourteen weekly meetings. They are designed to give citizens a basic working knowledge of all facets of police work … Continue reading Citizen Policy Academy of Austin: Six Reasons Why You Should Apply (Yes, You!)

Training For Excellence, Talking With a Friend in New Zealand: Conversations With Coach Ray of Qwik Kiwi

~~~~~ What do you like best about social media in general and Facebook in particular?  Do you find that you are able to meet interesting people from all over the world via the internet?    Or is it that you enjoy having a massive source of information readily at hand? Me, I love being able … Continue reading Training For Excellence, Talking With a Friend in New Zealand: Conversations With Coach Ray of Qwik Kiwi

New Year’s Resolutions: Six Reasonably Easy Things To Change So That Your 2018 is Magical

~~~~~ Are you like most people?  You vow to make changes at the start of a new year but then by the time January is over you have gone back to your regular habits?  Then you’re normal, actually.  This happens a lot, which is why there are so many “New Year, New You” blog posts … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: Six Reasonably Easy Things To Change So That Your 2018 is Magical

What a Health Coach Can Do For You That Dr. Google Cannot: Are You Ready for a Vibrant 2018?

~~~~~ Conventional thinking holds that when a person is ready to become healthy and make big changes for the new year (or for swimsuit season, or in preparation for an event), the go-to guide would be a personal trainer and the place to make the change would be at the gym.  Now, though, options for … Continue reading What a Health Coach Can Do For You That Dr. Google Cannot: Are You Ready for a Vibrant 2018?

Gifts of Health and Wellbeing: Some Thoughts for this Holiday Season

~~~~~ It is important to shop with your conscience, don’t you agree?  Especially now, with holidays looming and so much going on, it matters to spend in a way that is consistent with your values.  Running out to the nearest big-box store or making online purchases from large chains may be cheaper and quicker, but … Continue reading Gifts of Health and Wellbeing: Some Thoughts for this Holiday Season

Seeing the Dappled Light, and Discovering: A Conversation with Prentiss Douthit

~~~~~ Painting should call out to the viewer… And the surprised viewer should go to it, as if entering into a conversation. –Roger de Piles, Cours de peinture par principes, 1676 ~~~~~ About a year ago, Prentiss Douthit was wrapping up a personal journey that took place, at least physically, along the Camino de Santiago … Continue reading Seeing the Dappled Light, and Discovering: A Conversation with Prentiss Douthit

Tui Na in Service: Traditional Chinese Bodywork Therapy and Hurricane Harvey

~~~~~ Walking out of the parking lot adjacent to the Austin Convention Center with my wheelie bag in tow was an eye-opener.  The sun was shining brightly for the first time in about a week and a tourist bus with an open-air top floor went by me as I stood on the corner and waited … Continue reading Tui Na in Service: Traditional Chinese Bodywork Therapy and Hurricane Harvey