Neck pain and shoulder pain are common, for those who sit, or stand, or drive, or run all day. It can get any and all of us. We hold our bodies in odd positions for long periods of time which creates stiffness and pain. So what do you do when pain flares up? In every […]
We’re good at coping with stress, even when we don’t think that we are. We deal with each little thing and push is aside in our minds, not noticing the toll it takes on us. Someone asked me the other day: When did it happen? What event made me unable to get out of bed? […]
I found an old note to myself that said “Eat Like a Healthy Person.” I have to say this is one of the wisest things I have ever written. Most of my life I’ve eaten to satisfy hunger and cravings but not to really feed myself, to supply my body with fuel to do the […]
Simple rituals can go a long way in boosting your mood during the winter months. This one will revitalize your skin, body, and soul.
Inflammation, it seems the rumors are true. In February I went to the doctor complaining of pain and the blahs. Her advice? I’ll bet you can guess. Lose weight, exercise more and consider seeing a therapist. I thought my diet was healthy, until I figured out it was killing me. Inflammation, I began to suspect, […]
On my first night in India, many years ago, I purchased a bracelet of Jasmine flowers from a young man in the street. Out of all the sensory inputs that India has to offer I remember the smell of Jasmine the most, well that and the crazy hot food we ate that night. It’s a […]
Sigh, still not perfect. I often let work stress me to the point of agitation. Usually because I get caught up in making it work. When I finally remember that stress is not the goal, and what my real purpose is, I calm down, feel more centered and sure of my path. I just have […]
The anger monster lives in all of us. News reports speak of people who commit violence as different. Just as people who commit violent acts see their victims as different. We are all the same, rage is but a heartbeat. How do we know which of us will explode next? Through science we know […]
Having given myself a mild sunburn yesterday, it seems appropriate to say a word about the wonders of Lavender. A few drops mixed with a teaspoon of Jojoba oil quickly reduced the stinging of my overly pink skin. I’ve also had great results using it on the allergy related rashes. Mild topical anesthetic Calming – […]
Aromatherapy, in a nutshell, is the use of essential oils through application to the skin, inhalation, or ingestion. Uses range from the simple enjoyment of aromas to treatment of illness and skin conditions.