Care-Giving

Feb

So, who takes care of me when I'm broken? Well, recently I strained my SI joints, pretty badly. Being pregnant produces a hormone called 'relaxin' {we could all use more of that, don't you think?} which helps loosen ligaments and soft tissue in preparation for birth. It makes over-stretching easier to do, which is exactly what I suspect ...

Jan

We've all heard the familiar airline safety spiel about securing your own mask before assisting others. We've also heard the old adage about knowing how to love yourself first before attempting to know how to give love to others, or expect to know how to receive love from others. Both ...

Jul

So, why would anyone need to learn to 'receive'? Simply, we live in a very extroverted, yang, work oriented culture, and we don't know how to be at rest.  There is a range of holding in the body that persists despite the fact that you are lying on a massage table and don't have to lift a finger. We engage ...

Jul

partner massage workshop 6/4/11 guidelines for safe and effective touch The more bodywork you receive, the more in tune you will become about what feels good, and this will translate into the touch you give!  If it has been awhile since your last professional massage, schedule an appointment and remember what it feels like to fully receive, ...

Jun

My partner's dad is dying of lung cancer. Just saying that makes me well up.  It brings up so much  pain for me around my own mother's death, also from cancer, 7 years ago at the age of 57.  The process of grief from that experience has been nothing short of a roller coaster, coming up in unpredictable ways. He, too, is ...

Nov

Caring for Aging Parents

I wanted to share this resource from Cheryl Richardson's newsletter :: Aging Parents In the past three weeks I've had numerous conversations with people who are taking care of aging parents.  Just this morning I spoke with a friend who's been in and out of assisted living facilities, doctor's offices, and hospitals more times than he can count.  Having been a fulltime ...