WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Breathe better – get your ribs out of your stomach

  Ever feel like, even when you’re just sitting around, it’s not that easy to get a deep breath? If you stop to notice — does it seem like your breathing is short and shallow, up near your throat? So many of us, without realizing it, have gotten into a particular posture habit that has a blocking effect on our ability to breathe well. And I can’t stress enough how much the practice of breathing well – breathing fully and slowly – makes a difference in our health and wellbeing. […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to get more restful sleep

  When you wake up in the morning, do you feel like your body fully rested? Many of us bring our day’s thoughts to bed with us – which causes us to never really sink into our mattresses and let go of the tension in our bodies. Do you sometimes feel like you are laying on your bed, even hovering a couple of millimeters over it, rather than actually sinking in and really resting? This week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday is a reminder about the tuning in to your body and […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to Stop a Bad Habit – Don’t Deprive, Replace

  Ever try to ‘willpower’ yourself into NOT doing something? You know, like stopping a not-so-healthy habit? How has that worked for you? It’s a nice intention, for example, to decide you’re going to stop getting that candy bar at the vending machine during an afternoon slump at work or stop staying up late bing-watching Netflix on a weeknight. But having an intention not to do something is rarely an empowering enough strategy to make a sustainable change. In fact, if the thing you’re trying to change has it’s own momentum, […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Essential daily neck stretches if you text or use a computer

  If you are like most people these days, I bet you often have your head hanging down looking at your phone. Or jutted forward for hours at a time while on your computer. That is a recipe for chronic neck tension, huh? Well on this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I’m sharing some great stretches for you to do. But here’s the key… you need to do them regularly. Have a listen for my thoughts about how to make them happen every day! Let me know if you find these […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: The number one thing your desk chair needs if you have neck and back tension

  If you sit at a desk all day I bet you’ve had your share of neck and back tension from being schlumped over a little too much. When I work with my massage therapy clients, there is one tip I always share with them that is THE key to preventing chronic computer posture pain. It’s an easy adjustment you can add to your desk chair. I describe it here on this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday video. Share your thoughts in the comments below. Have you tried a strategy like […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to manage plantar fasciitis (that horrible pain in your foot)

  Have you ever had plantar fasciitis? It’s a sharp, awful pain in the bottom of your foot. If you’ve ever had it, you know. And the biggest problem you probably also know is, once you’ve triggered it, it’s not easy to get rid of. Here’s the important key — what often sets it off is your tight calves and hamstrings. If you find that your lower back and the backs of your legs are often tight, or if you have ever tried to recover from plantar fasciitis, this week’s […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to have a great week – bookend your days

  Do you sometimes go through the week getting to bed way too late, having a hard time getting up in the morning, rushing to work and having your whole day really not feel good and flow because of it? It’s a pattern many of us often mindlessly fall into. In this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I’m sharing a tip I refer to as ‘bookending your days.’ An awareness and intentionality about how you not only begin each day, but how you end them, really makes a powerful difference in […]

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