May this poem offer solace as it did eighteen years ago. ODE TO KEEPING QUIET Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. This one time upon the earth, let’s not speak any language, let’s stop for one second, and not move our arms so much. It would be a delicious […]
“…she made small changes that she felt she could achieve. Setting small, attainable goals that help you feel better and do the things you want to do…” I pulled this quote from the Health pages of today’s Gazette. Physical therapist Andrea Noel-Doubleday writes about one of her clients whose aim is to lose weight. Her […]
New Years Resolutions flagging? I was pleased to see this useful article in our local paper, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, about how to stay motivated. Local coach Barry Bouthilette presents a few simple tools for keeping on track with making change. Even better, he suggests you pick one that resonates and work with that. Take […]
Avoid travel aches and pains Driving is one of the biggest contributors to back pain and Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest on the roads. Before you go, take 7 minutes to watch this video from one of my visits with Seth & Lauren on Mass Appeal. Your back will thank you!
Bring some support for a long drive Enhance your car’s lumbar support with a small pillow or hand towel placed at belt level. Back support helps keep shoulders centered over hips.
Is your back dreading your vacation drive? It truly only takes 2-5 minutes of stretching to prevent the aches and pains associated with long car trips. At each rest stop, take time to a) Side bend and b) stretch your front pocket area – the front of your hips and thighs. Hold the stretch gently for 30 seconds […]
This week, take time to smell the flowers. Literally – stop and breathe in deeply, noting the fragrance around you Figuratively – a momentary break to breathe in deeply can save your day. Notice the world around you, smells and all. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play along […]
April is National Poetry Month. M in POEM is for Meditate. Spend some time on your mat this week. Focus your mind on your breath. Let thoughts pass like clouds in the sky. Allow yourself a few moments of quiet, stillness. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play […]
April is National Poetry Month The E in POEM is for Exercise This week, exercise. Engage your body. Get your blood flowing. Exercise your rights. Make your move. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play along and share what you discover!
It’s National Poetry Month. The O in POEM is for Outside. This week, get outside. Feel the grass under your feet. Or mud, sand, or stone. Gaze up at the sky. Let yourself be spacious. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play along and share what you […]