A Path Towards Harm

Some context.  I have been learning to be sensitive to signals of and mitigate pain for about a decade now.  My training revolves around feeling things out, noticing any off-ness, spending some time and attention there, and finishing the session Read more ›

Pain: Solutions Based on Self-Study

This hurts.   The most common reaction is to stop using it or doing that.  It’s even the advice of many medical professionals.  Rest, it is assumed, is a cure all.  But what happens when this magic pill doesn’t work?  When Read more ›

Exploration & Safety (Part Two)

The following is part two of my course notes and findings from Stress, Movement, and Pain.   As practitioners seeking to help bio-psycho-social organisms, we have to be able to read, analyze, and gather information from all three dimensions.  The Read more ›

A Purpose and Description of Exploratory Movement

“I’m going to explore the depths of the ocean.” “You’re gonna what?” “I’m going to get into this magical pressure suit, close myself off to the known world, and look for cool stuff.”   “Why would you want to do Read more ›


As a teacher, I’m big into simplicity.  The ability to apply concepts has always proved more practical than skill at memorizing.  My tests are designed to make students think. Explanation is praised, not “correctness” based on someone else’s set of Read more ›

Measuring Movement

With the recent rise in powerlifting popularity, gyms are flooded with individuals trying to get better at the big three competitive lifts: bench, squat, and deadlift.  Strength is an imperative measurement of fitness, impacting all other levels of performance. It’s Read more ›