Photo by Roy Claflin. Do you remember a time when the internet wasn't a thing and no one had a cell phone? I have to think back a ways, but when I was growing up it wasn't common to have access to the internet at home. And when we did get internet at home, it … Continue reading Unplug to Recharge
Many in our society feel we're under constant stress. We often complain about our stressful job, boss, or family obligations. It seems life is just plain stressful. And all this stress leads to health problems, some seemingly minor (like your sore neck), some life threatening (like heart attacks and stroke). Stress is a serious problem. … Continue reading Is anything really stressful?
I was talking to another Massage Therapist the other day, and she mentioned the problem of à la carte self care and why it doesn't work. It really struck a nerve with me. She was talking about how you'll take this yoga class over here, you'll drink a green smoothie today, or you'll go for … Continue reading The Real Reason Your Self Care is Failing You
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you probably already know that! We as a culture are pretty sedentary. We sit at computers for work or school. Then we sit and binge Netflix at home. Maybe we'll go for a walk or head to our favorite local yoga class. Afterward we feel sooo … Continue reading Move More, Feel Better
Many look at the New Year as a chance at a clean slate. We make resolutions to eat healthier, lose weight, go to the gym 6 days a week. We start off with tons of enthusiasm. This time everything is going to be different! Better! It's our year! We set our alarm clocks and get up … Continue reading Resolutions and Creating Sustainable Change
It’s not hard to think up great ways to treat yourself. We’d all love a spa day topped off with a meal prepared and served by someone else. Maybe get a sitter for the night, so the little angels are asleep when we get home. Or just a morning where the cat doesn't wake you … Continue reading 6 Ways to Treat Yourself (That don’t involve money or food)
So you've heard good things about yoga, but the idea of going to a group class makes you nervous. I get it - it can be intimidating to walk into a group yoga class where everyone seems to know what they are doing. Or maybe you attend a regular group yoga class, but feel like … Continue reading Four Great Reasons to Try Private Yoga
So you just had a fantastic massage! You're no longer wearing your shoulders for earrings. You feel like you can take a full breath again. You feel like you could float out of the building. What's next? Rush back to the office? Run to the grocery store? Squeeze in just ONE more thing?! We're busy … Continue reading What Should I Do After My Massage?
Pain is one of those “you know it when you feel it” kind of sensations. But it’s also a strange phenomenon, when you think about it. A snowball is cold, and so it feels cold when you touch it. A block of concrete is rough, so it feels rough when you touch it. But a … Continue reading What Do We Really Know About Pain?
You've probably heard a meditation practice can help you manage stress. But it can feel like a Herculean task to sit in silence and focus on your breath. All those thoughts buzzing around! Enter Zentangle. It's basically a method of drawing that can promote a meditative state. I recently took a beginner's class and I'm … Continue reading Zentangle: An Alternative to Meditation? Ask the Expert.