• A Little Compassion is Good for the (Tired) Soul

    Posted on February 23, 2012 by in Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain

    Merriam-Webster defines compassion as “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.” Most of us think of compassion as something we show to other people when they’re going through a temporary rough patch. But what about you? Do you ever consider having compassion for yourself? Maybe you can have compassion for yourself […]

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  • Decrease Fatigue With Essential Oils

    Posted on February 16, 2012 by in Aromatherapy

    Essential oils are a great way to combat the effects of fatigue from an intensive period of overwork, travel, insomnia, or other stress; but they are intended to be a short term solution to a temporary problem. There’s one caveat, however. Essential oils have several properties and all of those properties will be in effect […]

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  • Rest is Not a 4 Letter Word

    Posted on February 9, 2012 by in Self Care

    Do you get enough rest? I don’t mean sleep; I mean rest. They are two different things as far as your body is concerned. You see, the body has 3 “modes” of operation; work, rest, and sleep, and it needs to engage in all 3 on a daily basis in order to be healthy. Most of […]

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  • Fighting the Winter Doldrums

    Posted on February 3, 2012 by in Self Care

    By February, most of us are tired of winter. The overcast skies, the early sunsets, and the sometimes bitter cold takes a toll on us. For those of us in the northern climes, sunlight is in short supply, and even though the days are getting longer they don’t seem to lengthen quickly enough to keep […]

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  • Migraine Forecast

    Posted on January 28, 2012 by in Headaches

    The last few posts were a bit on the long side, so I’m going to keep this one short! Do you ever wish you could predict when your migraines would hit? In some cases, it is possible! You have to know your triggers, of course, in order for prediction to work. The first three involve […]

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  • An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of (Headache) Cure

    Posted on January 21, 2012 by in Headaches

    No one likes a headache and I know you’re no different. Those of us who work in the complementary health field are quick with the list of headache remedies (including our own services, of course) but not so fast with the  prevention tips – unless we’re admonishing you for some ergonomic or dietary crime. Well, […]

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  • How Your Job is Giving You a Headache

    Posted on January 11, 2012 by in Headaches

    I probably won’t be telling you anything you don’t already know here, but you may be surprised when you see it all together in one spot. So first, let’s start with the obvious: Your Job is (probably) Giving You a Headache. At least some of the time. If you’re like most people, there are many […]

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  • The Top 10 Home Headache Remedies

    Posted on January 7, 2012 by in Headaches

    “I have a headache, what should I do to get rid of it?”  It’s a question I get asked all the time, and my answer is always the same: “It depends.” That’s not very helpful, is it? Well the thing is, it’s complicated. There are many different reasons that you might get a headache and yesterday’s […]

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  • New Year = New Blog

    Posted on December 28, 2011 by in Health and Wellness

    Well, the new year is almost upon us. What are your plans and resolutions for 2012?? Personally, I don’t normally go in for the whole making resolutions thing. Too much pressure, if you ask me. But as I sit here with Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress all open in different tabs I realize that there are […]

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  • Rock on, Dude

    Posted on September 21, 2011 by in Self Care

    When it all gets to be too much, do you ever just go curl up in a corner and rock? Maybe you just wanna go rock in a corner but fight the urge. Hell, somedays I just wanna go rock in a corner & I get paid to help people manage their stress. My secret, […]

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  • “It’s Not A Priority”, OR “That Pesky Law Of Attraction”

    Posted on August 26, 2011 by in Self Care

    Yes. The title is my best attempt at a tribute to Rocky and Bullwinkle. As a kid, I didn’t get the puns in the titles, but I loved that they would give next week’s episode 2 titles. (So let’s pretend it’s clever and move on.) Over the years, I’ve noticed that there’s something to this […]

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  • Just For Today

    Posted on August 4, 2011 by in Self Care

    Like most people, I sometimes have difficulty staying in the present moment. To-do lists, repair bills, utility bills, work, and family concerns all have their way of distracting me from whatever it is I’m doing and whoever I happen to be with at the moment. My mind fills with a kind of ceaseless chatter of […]

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