Written by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

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So often people try to convince us that something is not good for us. Why? Perhaps because they want it instead or they really believe it isn't good for us, or they simply, for some reason, are blocking us. That's where our personal judgment skill comes in to play.

Many times during my life, people have tried to convince me to drop something. For certain there have been people trying to convince me to drop THE ENCHANTED SELF project, as it has been an expensive passion. As those of us know who publish books and newsletters, oftentimesrepparttar financial returns are minimal if at all. But my father's lessons in learning to make clear judgment decisions and evaluatingrepparttar 109460 circumstances have stayed with me. I see THE ENCHANTED SELF as a long-range project over many years and every day that I can educate and help someone or share inrepparttar 109461 mutuality of positive stories I am at peace with myself.

I wish all of you a continued opportunity to come to peace with yourselves again and again as you walk your particular road of ENCHANTMENT!

Dr. Holstein is the originator of The Enchanted Self and a psychologist since 1981. She is the author of two books: The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy and Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU! Dr. Holstein speaks on radio, and appears on television in NY and NJ. She gives lectures, seminars, retreats and audio interviews on LadybugLive.com and is in private practice in Long Branch, NJ with her husband, Dr. Russell Holstein.

Mastering Basic Techniques

Written by Evan Tate

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Good Practicing Skills: Often music students get intorepparttar habit of playing an exercise or study over and over again, first at a slow pace and eventually faster and that is called "practicing"! There is much more to practicing than that. You must learn to hear and singrepparttar 109459 melodies that are being practiced. You must isolate "problem" (rhythmically or technically) passages. Above all, you must develop a regimen and method of practicing and become acutely sensitive to monitoring progress. This takes time and experimentation and perhaps a little bit of research.

Last but not least: before you even start playing or practicing you need a good warm-up. The warm-up starts out as basic as first relaxing your arms and shoulders, stretchingrepparttar 109460 fingers, deep breathing to expandrepparttar 109461 lungs and make sure you have a standing or sitting posture that supports your breathing and does not disrupt it. On that note I'd like to say, "Have fun and practice with common sense".

Evan Tate is a freelance saxophonist/instructor and the author of "Master the Basics:Saxophone". He has instructed hundreds of students and performed at several jazz festivals and radio broadcasts. Visit his site to find out how you can get a free subscription to his "Sax Tips eZine Newsletter" http://www.evantate.de or mailto:evan@evantate.de

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