Do you Trust your own Resiliency?

  This winter really pushed the edge. I’ve lived in New England most of my life. Freezing temperatures and lots of snow are nothing new for me. And, since those conditions are familiar, I can also say I do carry with me that automatic, inner sense of “We’ll get through it” or even an eager “Spring is just on the other side of this” as I move through the season. This year however, I’m not sure eagerness is quite the word I’d use to describe what I’m noticing. This Boston […]

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Want Love and a Healthy Relationship? How you Answer these 3 Questions can be the Key

Ah, to be in a relationship… with someone who is kind to you, with someone who genuinely enjoys your company, a partner in life who is supportive because they believe in you… Sound like something you want? Imagining how good that might make you feel? It does sound like a healthy relationship, doesn’t it? But does it really begin with finding the right person? Consider the possibility that your relationship with yourself is actually the key that determines the health (and longevity) of any committed relationship you want to be […]

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This Year’s Reflections BEFORE New Year’s Resolutions

I have to admit… I’m a big fan of the New Year season. I know, some folks aren’t. And understandably so. There’s often this ever present assumption, expectation even, that we should be always doing more, should be better. Resolutions can feel heavy rather than inspiring. That’s not what New Year’s time is for me. What I learned long ago is that “should” has never been an empowering or effective motivator.  And I definitely no longer view New Year goal setting through that lens. I’ve found there are much more stirring […]

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Who Would You Be if You Released an Old Pattern?

  Do you have those times in life where you just feel stuck? And not because you’re not trying, but in fact maybe – being in the mode of ‘trying so hard’ – you realize you’re actually getting in your own way? I can definitely relate. Like lots of folks I know, I’ve found myself living lately from a perfectionist place where I make everything more complex than it needs to be. There’s a lot of ‘wanting’ and even a good deal of detailed planning. But then there’s that elusive […]

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Life has Ups & Downs – How to Find Contentment in the Tide

Do you experience times in life when you feel pretty good? Moving along, setting goals – then, for whatever reason, your best laid plans don’t work out… and a nice weighty doldrum or funk sets in? It’s easy to feel frustration, even resistance, when that happens. After all who wants to be in one of life’s ‘downs’? That happened to me recently. When things didn’t go the way I wanted, I was ready to go into self-criticism mode. A mode that can often keep me stuck. But this time, an […]

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The Difference Between Intentional and Inevitable R&R is the Secret to Living Powerfully

  I’m sure you’ve heard it before… rest and rejuvenation are essential components of a healthy, vibrant life. It’s also true that ultimately, even if we have very busy lives, somehow our bodies will find a way to rest. To keep going, they have to.   But there’s a powerful difference between inevitable and intentional R&R. Inevitable R&R? Yep, I know you’ve experienced it… those times when it feels like all you can do is collapse on your couch because you’ve been on the go for two weeks straight. Or those […]

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Why Your Neck is Tense & One Thing You Can Do Everyday to Help

Does your neck hurt? I’m not surprised. If you’re like most people, your head is probably not in the best position right now while you’re staring at this computer screen. When clients come in to see me for massage, I usually start their sessions with this question: “Anything you’d like me to focus on today, an area that’s particularly tense or painful that you need addressed?” Almost everyone’s answer … “neck and shoulders.” And as I watch them walk across the room to hang up their coat or sit down […]

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