Pole Pole Mindfulness

Pole Pole Mindfulness

Despite the growing public buzz over mindfulness, I never paid much attention to this attribute. Then the simple Swahili advice, “Pole pole,” changed my mind. Mindfulness is a big buzzword these days in the self-help and wellness communities. It is presented as a virtue with various mantras and paths to … Read more

The Quotable KineSophy

The Quotable KineSophy

Earlier this month, I wrote about the authors who influenced my early thinking about the topics covered in KineSophy. In this post, I present the views of some of those authors in their own words. Here are quotes from six authors on the relationship between physical, mental, spiritual and ethical … Read more

KineSophy: The Back Story

KineSophy: The Back Story

It has been almost five years since I started blogging on KineSophy. With the unveiling of the new, expanded version of the site, I think it’s high time I said something about the back story of the KineSophy project. There are a lot of health and fitness blogs out there. … Read more

KineSophy Hall of Fame: Bill Russell

KineSophy Hall of Fame: Bill Russell

This month features the fourth inductee into the KineSophy Hall of Fame: basketball legend and social activist Bill Russell. The KineSophy Hall of Fame recognizes real-life individuals who exemplify the ethics of human movement. Previous inductees include Aristotle and Serena and Venus Williams. William Felton Russell was born February 12, … Read more

Finding Feyisa Lilesa (Part 2)

Finding Feyisa Lilesa (Part 2)

In August 2016, Feyisa Lilesa won Olympic glory. His next challenge: keep himself and his family alive and safe in the face of Ethiopian ethnic purges. Part 1: The Oromo Part 2: The Reunion After three weeks in a Rio de Janeiro hotel following the 2016 Olympics, Feyisa Lilesa moved … Read more

Interview with Juliet Starrett of Standup Kids

Interview with Juliet Starrett of Standup Kids

I have discussed the connections between cognitive function and physical movement and health in several previous articles (see especially “Fitness and Intelligence,” “Fitness, Cognitive Performance and Longevity Redux” and “Cognitive Ability and Physical Performance“). In this piece, I welcome some further insight on the subject from Juliet Starrett, founder of Standup … Read more

Interview with Laps filmmaker R.J. Lozada

Interview with Laps filmmaker R.J. Lozada

R.J. Lozada is an award-winning multi-media journalist and filmmaker who explores and engages multiple diasporas. He earned an MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University, where he produced four short films: Justice is a Warm Cupcake, Andy’s Youth, Distance Between, and Laps, a documentary about the San Quentin … Read more