The Way Most Singers Experience Their Voice

A strictly physiological and mechanical description of vocal anatomy and function likely bears little resemblance to the way most singers experience their voices. Singers all begin as self-taught. As children, we learn to sing in much the same way we learn most other things—through exploration and imitation. We may …

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Make Sure You Have A Signed Contract

Naturally, many people also wish to pay you to add class to their event. Say an entertainment marketer wants you to attend a swag suite and take the gifts while a pre approved photographer takes some staged publicity photos. Perhaps a club impresario or art dealer or boutique owner has …

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How To Use Body Language

How you position your body can also be a deciding factor in whether you win an argument. Leaning backwards, or even stepping backwards to increase the distance between yourself and your communicative partner, is a sign of submission—and it will almost definitely lead to whomever you are debating thinking …

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Believe in Yourself and Others.

Oftentimes, people have a desire, but they don't actually follow through and go for it. Why? It’s because they are in their own way. Beliefs play a role in all manifestations. If someone has a belief that they aren’t worthy of success, they will sabotage their results. Feeling …

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Greek Myths

Let us begin with beginnings: What is the underlying purpose of the Greek myths, and why today—more than ever, perhaps—should we pay attention to them? I believe the answer lies in a single passage of what is perhaps the most celebrated work of ancient Greece, the Odyssey of …

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How to Keep Calm

How do we recognise our emoutions? We don’t tend to formally study emotions, either at home or in school, though schools increasingly are teaching “social and emotional learning” skills using materials like the PATHS curriculum (“Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies”) co-developed by my colleague Dr. Mark Greenberg. Research shows overwhelmingly …

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The Joy of Camping

For some, camping is about exploration or testing the human limits of endurance. For others, it’s about leisure and quality time spent with family and friends. It can also be jumping into camper van to get away for a weekend. The common thread behind the myriad reasons for camping …

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Teaching about Emotions

To teach children about anything requires a vocabulary. After all, how can we grasp a concept without words to describe it? Between the ages of two and three, children learn about ten to twenty new words each week. Yes, each week! In most households, though, few of those words verbalize …

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Reading Body Language Through the Eyes

Approximately 80 percent of the information we process daily comes through the eyes, making it by far the most important sense organ of the human body.

The eyes are the most revealing part of the face. We communicate more with our eyes than any other part of our bodies. This …

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Focusing on the Breath

In tough times it’s difficult to “just be present” or “sit with it” and, especially, to do that on your own. This book can be your companion and guide, within it offering a toolkit where you can find what you need in the moment to ease the experience of …

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Building a Raised Bed Garden

Don’t think because you have limited space you can’t build a raised bed. Having the luxury of space in your plot will obviously give you more options as far as planning goes but you can reap a high yield from a property with a small space so there …

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