Author Archives: Mo Lanier

What do GAF and The Voice have in common?

I skittishly admit that I love to watch TV. The Voice is a favorite right now because it’s fun, theatrical, identifies and develops up-and-coming talent of all ages and involves home-audience participation to perpetuate the next show. It’s a formula … Continue reading

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Surround Yourself With Amazing People and You’ll Be Ok

I took a few vacation days earlier in the month to go to Oxford, UK and celebrate with my son at his degree ceremony and a well-earned 30th birthday to boot. It promised to be a glorious twofer and more than a … Continue reading

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Movement literacy. How’s yours?

Challenging the intellectual potential of our children is deeply embedded in our core values in this neck of the woods. We raise our kids with a high priority on procuring the best education possible. But, in the United States as … Continue reading

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Move Well and Move Often

I remember a Star Trek episode way back when William Shatner starred as Star Fleet Officer Captain James T. Kirk, long before the celebrated Jean-Luc Picard showed up from the Shakespeare Theatre in London during the latter two thirds of … Continue reading

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Deliberate Practice: the Ultimate Brain Training

I was talking to two of our members about the idea of “deliberate practice” in our work at GAF.  They could easily relate that idea to the way they practice their music together. In their practice sessions, they describe chunking music … Continue reading

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Keeping the brain happy. That means yours.

I’ve been learning about doing our physical training from the point of view of making and keeping the brain comfortable and happy. Maybe you think that your brain already is happy; you’re smiling all the time and cracking up your friends … Continue reading

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Confessions of a 62 year-old jock

True confessions. I have an ego. I sometimes deny reality. I have a standing date with one of our GAF members to workout early every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 6:00. This past Thursday, I tapered back my workout substantially … Continue reading

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The List Maker

My father was a list maker. Every Saturday morning I’d find him quietly sitting at the kitchen table in his bathrobe, cup of coffee close by, knees crossed with a pencil in hand and pad of paper on his lap. … Continue reading

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Big fat “do-overs” keep aging at bay

I’ve often wondered if there’s a tipping point that ushers one into old age. Does it surreptitiously creep in over years or is there some precipitating event that specifically turns the tide? Well, maybe it’s a little of both. If … Continue reading

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Taking a Lesson From the Kids

Babies playfully explore their fingers and toes. They bring the world to their mouths to sense themselves and the world around them. A blank slate at first, they gather and store information with each new movement and sensation. They repeat movements over … Continue reading

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