Take movement breaks when you can. Step outside if possible. And if not, find a window where you can gaze at the sky. Take 10 deep, slow breaths. Notice your feet, seat, or whatever part of you is in contact with the ground. Let gravity hold you. Breathe. Open your arms, rotate palms forward, and […]
Hi Folks, In these past three weeks, I’ve been reminded daily of the usefulness of the tools I teach others. The mornings I spend even a little bit of time on my mat moving, breathing and/or giving myself Reiki, I manage better. The days I get outside for even a short walk, I feel more […]
“At its core, pain is just something that hurts or makes you say ouch,” says Karen Davis, a senior scientist at the Krembil Brain Institute in Toronto. “Everything else is the outcome of the pain, how it then impacts your emotions, your feelings, your behaviors.” Jon Hamilton, NPR Correspondent www.npr.org/sections/health-shots This NPR Health Shots report looks […]
“Pain-trait encompasses the traditional factors that scientists already believe increase the severity of chronic pain, such as catastrophizing about pain and fear of pain. Individuals with this dimension were more likely to report worse pain. “Emote-trait, however, appeared to be protective; this dimension includes optimism, lower levels of neuroticism, and a capacity for mindfulness. “According to […]
This article on Mindful.org summarizes nicely the work of Dr Feidel Zeidan and others about how well mindfulness works for pain relief.
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 […]
This article on Mindful.org nicely summarizes nicely the work of Dr Feidel Zeidan and others about how well mindfulness works for pain relief.
I love living in a time where the effects of mindfulness, Reiki, yoga, and other health therapies are studied. I hope to live to see the day when these practices are considered as basic necessities, like brushing our teeth. Check out this accessible article in Scientific American, summarizing recent research into the effects of mindfulness […]
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe
“The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding.” ~ Kakuzo Okakura (The Book Of Tea)