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The essential goal of adolescent mentorship is twofold: to assist youth in completing the incomplete or fragmented nervous system imprinting from childhood, and to assist youth in expanding their range of choice of action through recognizing and broadening nervous system habits. The activities and practices listed below are designed to accomplish both of those aims. The task of the mentor is to discover which blend of activities is most required, and to participate with youth in the completion of those activities. We learn not just by thinking and talking but also by doing, by using the body as an instrument of our development and healing.
Our ancestors did not wear shoes. (The rates of running injury and muscle imbalance have risen in step with the use of running shoes.) The evolutionary process which led to modern humans involves barefoot running, across diverse surfaces, probably while hungry. Much is now known scientifically about the stride which evolution has given us. Here are the basics:
In terms of health, healing, and well-being, running offers the greatest benefit of any single activity that can be undertaken by a human being. This has been demonstrated in countless research studies, anecdotal reports, and historical examples. Running, it seems, is the fundamentally human activity. Here’s how this situation evolved:
The art and science of running are improbably complex and impossibly arcane. So many principles, controversies, and practices populate the landscape of running that no one person can hope to explore them all. And yet, you can make a pretty good start. Here are the five books -- in the correct reading sequence -- that offer most to the curious and careful reader.
This from the list of subjects for which I really should write an article but seem never to get around to it. So, here are the bullet points: