Self Care & Healthy Habits

WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: The importance of wiggling your toes

  Are your feet tight and stiff? Can you actually wiggle all of your toes? Here on the east coast we are moving out of flip flop, sandal wearing weather and into the season of socks and closed toe shoes. And so we are finding our feet more squished and compacted throughout the day. Most of us just get used to the feeling of being in shoes all day. We don’t even realize how tight all the little muscles and bones in our feet are. Something else you might not […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Self care massage for those knots in your shoulders

  Do you have knots in your shoulders? You know the ones I mean… those deep tension spots that can sometimes feel like the size of golf balls at the tops of your shoulder blades and base of your neck. Getting massages can be great for working those knots out. But the fact is, in between massage sessions, life happens and those knots have a way of regularly creeping back in. Especially if you sit at a computer a lot. I always recommend to my massage therapy clients that they […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Are you trying too hard to be a healthier eater?

  Gluten free? no sugar? cutting out dairy? less meat? more meat? Sometimes it can be overwhelming to keep up with all the ideas about how to be a healthier eater these days. If you are interested in being on a path of healthier eating but you are getting overwhelmed with all the ways you might do that, I think you’ll enjoy my Wellness tip Wednesday video this week. It is about simplifying — trying one idea at a time, and noticing how your body feels. And I invite you […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: What to do (and not do) when you’re in pain

  Pain is a phenomena that can stop the hardiest of us in our tracks. It has a way of affecting everything. Sometimes it can feel impossible to focus on anything else in your life when significant pain has got your attention. And when you have pain that is affecting your life like that, it’s also very easy to stay stuck there, and even subconsciously exacerbate it. If you’ve ever had times in your life when pain has caught your breath and kept your attention like that, you know what […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Why you need to know your self care kryptonite

  Last week my video was about why you need to know your own #1 self care habit.  It is good to get clear on which self care habits make a difference for you — and to commit to staying consistent. But even with that commitment, you probably still notice that sometimes you have good days and sometimes you have bad days when it comes to your self care. What makes that happen? For many of us, it’s that one thing that can act like a trigger — causing your […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Why you need to know your #1 self care habit

  You know how you can have some days that get off on the right foot and flow well. And others – not so much? …I suggest it’s our attention to our self care habits that makes the difference. The thing, of course, is that we’re busy. There’s certainly a lot of things we could be doing for our self care. And sometimes it’s not easy to keep up with all of them. But identifying what your #1 self care habit is – that thing that has the biggest effect […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to know whether to ice or heat your sore muscles

  Do you ever have muscle strain or tension and wonder which would be more helpful – putting ice on it or heat? Well the answer to that question depends on what kind of muscle strain or tension is causing you the pain and basically comes down to one thing – inflammation. On this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I share tips for how you can tell the difference and ways you can apply the ice or heat so you can get some relief from your pain and discomfort. In this […]

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