A good night’s sleep is crucial to our wellbeing and our health. If you’ve ever had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, then you know that being tired or craving sleep can impact your entire day. You feel drowsy or irritable, your thoughts may be foggy, and you may start to notice a difference in […]
Wouldn’t it be nice if, whenever you had pain, tension, or reduced ability to move, that you could just call one person who’d make it all better? Sometimes that happens. Hooray!! But sometimes it doesn’t. *sad trombone* The Case for Seeing More Than One Practitioner Sometimes you need 2, or more, therapies/activities to get your […]
As a consumer, I want certainty. I want warranties. I want promises that whatever I’m spending my money on is going to be just what I want or need. If I’m buying a thing, I look for craftsmanship, sturdiness, warranties, or whatever sign of quality is appropriate to the thing I’m buying. For example, I’m […]
Have you ever heard of an essential oil bottle key? Until a few years ago, I hadn’t either. But even once I knew what they were, it took a while before I bought one. Now, I will never be without one; kinda like a rice cooker in my kitchen, but I digress… The Essential Oil Bottle Key These […]
I didn’t go into this pandemic looking to learn anything. My only goal was to get through it, if not unscathed, then the least scathed I could manage. To do that I’ve used my well (some say over) developed sense of gallows humor, my ever present desire to do no harm (but the Covidiots are […]
Some of you will undoubtedly know that I’m currently quarantining because I had contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID. Both of us were properly masked when we had contact so I’m confident I did what I could to prevent transmission (assuming they were contagious when we had contact) but I’m being tested […]
*This post was planned and outlined prior to the death of George Floyd and the civil unrest that resulted. On June 1st I made a very public statement about that situation on my business facebook page. Follow the link if you’d like to read it. I just checked and I’ve only been at home for […]
Was 2019 a challenging year for you? It was for many people, myself included. But that’s nothing new. Every year brings challenges, some are just more comfortable than others. You’ve been dealing with the challenge of Uncle Bigot all your life so he’s less challenging than say all of your appliances futzing out in the […]
So you broke your ankle (oh, wait… that’s me), or arm, or leg, or dislocated your shoulder. Or maybe you sprained or tore something, or had surgery. Your body probably hurts in places you didn’t injure as a result of using splints, braces, crutches, knee scooters, or other mobility aids, or possibly from tightening your […]
Back in July I wrote about my rationale and excitement for taking a week off to take a dissection class this October. (Click here to read it, if you haven’t already.) I was gone from Sunday October 6 through Sunday October 13, so I’ve been back just over a week now. I promised to tell […]
Some people insist that within each challenge and crisis is a lesson you need to learn, as if the crisis is somehow your fault for not having learned the lesson earlier. I call BS. But just because it’s not our fault doesn’t mean that we can’t learn something from these situations. Actually, we can learn […]
They say that music soothes the savage beast. They also say that you often give others the advice that you need yourself. I’m pretty sure they’re both right. I don’t know about you, but when I’m super stressed I find that music really can soothe my savage beast. I’ve also got a lot of stress […]
Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling worse than when you went to bed? Maybe you feel stiff first thing in the morning, but as you start moving through your day, the stiffness dissipates. Maybe you notice that it takes less stress to make you crabby, which then gives you a headache. Or […]
By this time y’all probably know that I need to take continuing education classes in order to keep my massage license. Normally, I choose some sort of hands on class to increase the efficacy of the work I do, learn a new technique, or to be able to help with issues I wasn’t able to […]Continue Reading...
Not long ago, a colleague texted me to let me know they’d given my info to the assistant of a celebrity who was playing a show in town. Almost immediately after, I got a text from the assistant wanting an appointment for said celebrity that same afternoon. I got a little excited because I actually […]Continue Reading...