Self Care

Oct

Soooooo, I'm not a fan of Breast CANCER awareness month. I'm not the first to note that focusing on the dis-ease is not always helpful, but rather we can learn about what supports breast health, and overall cellular health.  Christiane Northrup writes about this on her website, and notes that the energetics of breast health or imbalance is ...

Nov

R E C L A I M I N G pleasure!

                                I believe pleasure is the antidote the the cruelites of the world. To the self defeating habits we pursue like perfectionism. We deny ourselves pleasure. We think there is not gain without pain.  We this it should be hard work or we are lazy. Enough. This is no way to live. Find your breath, and ...

Oct

Self Massage – Abhyanga

Fall is a most excellent time to employ the Ayervedic self care treatment called Abhyanga.  This daily self-massage is best done in a warm bathroom, prior to a shower or bath. The benefits include : Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology Calming for the nerves Lubrication of the joints Increased mental alertness Improved ...

Oct

Fall is such a luscious time!  We enter into the darkest months of the year, into the mystery, and begin to retreat inward.  Perhaps this natural tendency towards greater stillness and darkness accounts for the opposition we tend to feel, as expressed in Ayurveda as Vata, the dosha of Autumn.  We can feel flighty, ungrounded, full of ideas with no ...

May

After putting out my last post on the benefits of exercise and staying open to exercise being FUN, it occurred to me that I don't have any personal trainers listed on my resources page.  I have remedied this, and now have the following folks listed there for your fitness support pleasure, including : • Daniel ...

Feb

Managing Seasonal Allergies Naturally The emerging spring season brings the beauty of flowers blooming, but also for many, seasonal allergies.  By reducing your overall allergenic load, attending to your digestive health [the liver in particular] and attuning to the qualities of spring, you can reduce your sensitivity to the allergens ...

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 ...

Jan

Integrative and Therapeutic, Defined

I am often asked what 'integrative' and 'therapeutic' mean, especially in terms of bodywork and massage, but also related to nutrition and overall health. Integrative refers to a full spectrum of modalities I employ in my sessions, that address both the energetic and structural aspects ...

Dec

Stress is largely caused by external factors, such as work duties or environment, relationships, finances, and others that produce and contribute to internal stress indicators [which are reviewed below].  Our bodies have not been able to keep up with the exponential 'progress' that is happening around us through industry and  modernization . We work longer hours, have more responsibilities, are ...