As the Olympics are in full swing,
all sports outlets are humming with articles detailing who to watch, what to
watch, when to watch it, who’s not attending, and the Zika virus. Naturally,
the title ofTop Ten Male Volleyball
Players to Watch at Rio 2016caught my attention. The article itself was
fine. A little outdated considering some of the players mentioned weren’t even
attending, but that wasn’t that big of an issue.
The issue that arose from this
article came in the form of another related headline from the same source that,
although written about the female counterparts in Rio, grows beyond the scope
of sport and into the realm of society.
Here’s something I don’t remember ever saying; I want to
applaud the NBA as a league.
Today, they released rainbow logo t-shirts for every NBA team
in honor of Gay Pride month.
During a pivotal time in our country, and the
world, for human rights, equality, and tolerance, the league has basically
carried the banner for LGBT support. The NBA was the first major North American
sports league with an openly gay player, and is now the first to feature
officially licensed merchandise in the LGBT pride rainbow.
As a classically trained vocalist, I have heard preaching
about posture from a very young age. I have heard someone focus on the
importance of posture multiple times every week from the age of six until even
today; choir directors, private voice teachers, professors, and sometimes from
For singers, it makes intuitive sense; your body is your
instrument, if it’s not aligned properly, how can it work its best? The ability
to relax the vocal mechanism, thereby unlocking the body’s natural resonance, requires
the neck to be stacked neatly on top of the shoulders.
I have been blessed, several times now, by clients coming in to notify me of the need for a significant change in their routine due to
conception. It is always a moment of great joy for me, as I thoroughly enjoy
working with prenatal and postnatal clients, and love the chance to usher my
already highly valued clients through some of the most special physical moments
in their lives.
When an existing client tells me that they’re pregnant, I’m
usually one of the first to know, as the safety of the newly conceived and
expecting mother can be greatly aided or tremendously deteriorated by a coach
In Boston, that number means a little more than it does in
most other places. Our city has a connection to the Marathon unlike any other
sporting event. For decades, even before tragedy brought the world’s eyes upon
the Hub three years ago, we were lining the route in pockets of pandemonium
from Hopkinton to Heartbreak Hill to the packed sidewalks in the heart of Back
The Boston Marathon is the grandmother who everyone looked
forward to seeing, because she is the best host with amazing stories and a
certain air about her.