Category: Self-care

How do you find balance in a culture of extremes?

Lately I’ve been curious. How do people do it? How do people manage to balance everything they’re involved in: family, career, health, social life, hobbies, personal growth and self-care?  How do you know when you’re out of balance? Up until very recently, I found it…

4 ways to relax without the guilt

You already know that incorporating relaxation into your day is important, but perhaps you’re unsure how to do it. On top of this uncertainty, every time you try to relax, you feel guilty or fear that you’ll become so lazy you’ll never get up again. Rest…

Back to Earth Meditation

I find that being grounded and connected to reality is a moment-to-moment practice. I’m a daily meditator because I’m a chronic worrier and negative self-talker. If I don’t meditate, practice yoga, receive bodywork, etc. my worrying and stress levels sky rocket. When I’m worried or stressed I…

My life’s work.

Dear One, There is nothing wrong with you or your body. The pain that brought you into my office (or someone else’s) is inherently OK. What happened was this. You labelled pain as a problem and your super smart brain created a magnificent story. The…

How Often Should I Get a Massage?

Many new clients wonder how often they should get a massage. The standard recommendation in the massage industry is once per month for health benefits. I often recommend frequency of visits based on the individual needs of my clients, and their goals for massage. There…

5 Ways to Improve Flexibility

Incorporating stretching into your wellness routine has numerous benefits for your body and mind. Here I will discuss my top 3 reasons why everyone can benefit from stretching and 5 easy-to-do stretches that target major muscle groups that are most likely tight right now (hamstrings, quads, hip flexors, calves,…

6 Ideas for Self-Massage

One of the great things about self-massage is you can do it anywhere at your convenience. I recommend self-massage to most of my clients because it’s a great way to maintain healthy muscles in between appointments.  In this article I offer 6 do-it-yourself techniques…