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

How to manage plantar fasciitis

  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

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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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Natural Support for Allergy Symptoms

Natural Support for Allergy Symptoms

  We are heading full into spring here in Boston. Trees are greening and things are blooming. And I’m wondering… are you someone who struggles with allergy symptoms? Allergies can sometimes take the fun right out of enjoying the spring season, huh? There are certainly lots of things people do to help alleviate symptoms. In this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I wanted to share with you a natural support that I’ve found really useful. Perhaps you’ve heard the suggestion of using a neti pot to rinse your nasal passages? Well [...]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How you Breathe Matters

Are you a vertical or horizontal breather?-2

  Are you a vertical breather or a horizontal breather? May sound like a strange question but your answer can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing. On this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday learn how to notice the way you breathe and the effect it can have on health issues like foggy thinking, digestive issues, high blood pressure and insomnia. Here’s a link to the book mentioned in the video: Breathe by Dr. Belisa Vranich. Share your thoughts in the comments below. I’d love to hear – what [...]

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Your lazy belly

lazy belly fix

  You probably can imagine that in my massage therapy practice, one of the main things people come in needing addressed is their back pain. So many of us have back tension – and of course the reasons vary. But underlying most of the reasons, is actually one key – something that can make a huge difference once you’re aware of it. It’s your lazy belly. You see, our spines are amazing — the way we’re built to hold our torsos in an upright position. But the truth is, most [...]

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Do you take it to bed with you?

stressed.sleeping

  I bet you have a lot on your mind. So many of us have concerning thoughts and worries — these days more than ever. And that’s on top of all our typical day to day stuff.     I also bet you’re probably aware of how those stressful thoughts have a way of showing up in your body. Stiff neck. Tight jaw. Back tension, etc. It’s kind of par for the course given how your mind and body is connected. Here’s something else I bet you do… and it’s [...]

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Want to drop a habit? Don’t deprive, replace

replace your habits

  It’s that time of year when changing habits is on our minds. So here’s what I’m wondering… have you ever try to ‘willpower’ yourself into not doing something? You know, like stopping a not-so-healthy habit? How has that worked for you? Letting go of a ‘bad’ habit is usually easier said than done, isn’t it? Sometimes we feel like it’s a great intention to not get the candy bar at the vending machine during an afternoon slump or to stop staying up late bing-watching Netflix on a weeknight. But actually [...]

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