I’ll be gone next week on vacation. For a whole week. Not a workation, where I take a continuing education class or attend a conference and do some sightseeing in my down time. Nope. This time it’s an actual vacation vacation. I’m heading out to the Big Apple to get my Harry Potter geek on […]
I don’t know about you, but I’ve tended to celebrate New Years Eve a little differently as I’ve aged. In my 20’s I used it as an excuse to drink far too much. (Not my proudest moments, tbh) Thankfully that method of celebration hasn’t appealed to me in quite some time. The past 10 years […]
I’m showing up in your inbox or social feed a day early to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. (that means no blog post tomorrow… this is it for the week) I don’t want to keep you long since you’re probably looking forward to spending the day with family and eating yourself stupid while watching […]
Guide to Gifting Massage When you’re relaxing on a massage table, it’s easy to see massage as a gift. Whether you’re there to reduce pain, to ease anxiety, to help you recover from the physical and mental stresses of work or athletic training or parenting or simply being alive, massage is a moment of freedom […]
High Holy Candy Day (aka Halloween) is less than 2 weeks away. In honor of this most auspicious day of the year I thought it’d be fun to give you the lowdown on Cocoa absolute. A Little About Cocoa I don’t want to bore you too much, so I’ll keep this short. Cocoa comes from […]
Have you ever went into a class, competition, client meeting, or other important event afraid that most of the people there are smarter or more talented than you? Have you ever pumped yourself up with reminders of glowing things clients, coworkers, coaches, and bosses have said about you? Have you ever tried to fake it […]
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can’t go out without getting caught up in its wake… the traffic, the parking (NOT), the crowded stores. It’s enough to drive you crazy. If you’re going to make it to the new year with any sanity left, you need to find some ways to get (and stay) […]
Confession: Valentine’s Day used to stress me out to no end. You see, I’ve never fit society’s mold of who or what I’m supposed to be as a female, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. If I was in a relationship, I dreaded the gifts that I’d get because they’d invariably be based on the […]Continue Reading...
Many people say that rather than spend all your time dreaming about getting away from work on vacation, you need to find a job that you don’t need a vacation from. I can’t argue with that. Just to be clear, they’re not saying you should NOT take vacations, they’re simply saying that you shouldn’t hate your job so much that you […]
I’m not gonna lie. Halloween is my favorite holiday; I love the costumes, the haunted houses, the jack-o-lanterns, the corn mazes, and the decorations. It’s also the ONLY time I enjoy spiders or spiderwebs, but that’s another story entirely. Even with all my love for the day, it can still stress me out. From the […]
Plan For a Happy Valentine’s Day It’s that time of year again. Valentine’s day is right around the corner and people are busy making plans for the “most romantic day of the year.” There are a few things you should know if you want to include massage as part of your plans. 1. Book Ahead! […]
Q: What does any good stress management mentor do when faced with a whole lot of stress that’s completely beyond her control? A: She takes her own advice and takes things one day (and sometimes one hour) at a time and manages the stress she can control. To that end, I’ve prioritized client care and […]Continue Reading...
Valentine’s Day is a mere week away. If getting a massage is something you’d like to do with your sweetie (or just by yourself for that matter), you’d better get those appointments booked soon. It probably won’t surprise you that appointments book up quickly around Valentines Day, so you’ll want to read my advice […]
Well, the joy/chaos of Christmas is over and it’s time to start thinking about those New Year’s resolutions. Now I know the topic of resolutions can be a bit touchy; some people are bound and determined to make a resolution that they’ll finally keep, and others have given up on resolution setting entirely. For […]Continue Reading...
Really want a massage but having trouble justifying it this close to Christmas? Fear not, here are the top 10 reasons that getting a massage is the right thing to do: You’re going to be spending Christmas with all of your extended family at which ever relative’s home is the tiniest. If you hurt before […]