It’s a loud, Loud, LOUD, over-stimulated world. A De-clutter Checklist.

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If most people were to be really honest, they would probably tell you that they often feel overwhelmed. Tired. Stuck. Like they have too much on their plates, and they aren’t quite sure at times where to start. In today’s world, it is easy to feel over-stimulated. Our phone and computer constantly demands our attention and expects us to respond …

Seasonal Clearing of Your Body (and Mind)

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“The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.” ~Plato   The last few years have seen a massive rise in the popularity of cleanses, including juice cleanses, Ayurvedic and macrobiotic cleanses. Cleansing can be a very effective way to clear out …

Consistent Massage

Benefits of Consistent Massage

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  The healing benefits of massage go far beyond just alleviating sore muscles.  As humans, we thrive on positive touch.  We have all heard of prematurely born babies who begin thriving with a loving massage.  When did we think that we outgrew that need for touch? Unfortunately, in the modern world with advances in technology, we experience less and less …

How does your Lifestyle Affect Your Posture?

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What are the effects of your lifestyle on your posture? How you carry yourself throughout every moment of the day adds up, and can make the difference between a pain-free, strong body and a body full of aches and pains.  Your body starts to mold, adapt, and compensate for all of your less-than-ideal habits when it comes to posture.  You …

Stress Relief With Yoga

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One of the most meaningful benefits of yoga for your emotional or mental wellbeing is the ability of yoga to relieve stress and help you achieve a steadier and clearer frame of mind.  Stress is an insidious problem for humans; we live with it so much that we don’t even notice its impact until it’s too late. Stress has been …

The Cupping Method to Detox and Remove Cold Symptoms

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When you think of ‘cupping’, you probably think of holding something. In this case though, cupping is an ancient Chinese method of detoxification which also carries benefits like getting rid of cold symptoms, relieving aches and pains, and helping you to feel more energized. It is completely non-invasive, easy, and very relaxing and can be done right alongside acupuncture for …

Take Time for Taking Child’s Pose

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Why does a time as sparkling and exciting as the holidays have to be so stressful?  Our bodies are still dealing with a season’s windy change and now we have planning, baking, traveling and partying to do.  It’s a joyous time, sure.  But it’s a time of headaches too.  I’ve already found myself in child’s pose several times in each …

The French Know How to Motivate

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The French do a whole lot of things right.  Bread, cheese, shoes, and films to name a few.  They also know how motivate people.  Or so it seems from this ad for Contrex, a bottled mineral water.  I mean, look at those women go.  I don’t usually get quite that excited about my workout.  But then, I’ve never had the …

Attitudes of Gratitude

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  A time of harvest feasting and family meetings, a day for dressing down, board games, fireplace chats, or long walks counting colors in the leaves.  This year, thanks to the encouragement of yoga teachers at Root and their reminders to breathe in with gratitude and out without expectation. (thank you, Nikki!)  And, strangely enough, to times of …

What is Acupuncture and How Can It Help Me?

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For a long time, it was hard to sort out the good acupuncture from the bad acupuncture and the media was largely to blame. Fortunately, a public push in more knowledge about healing methods which go beyond the western frame of reference has resulted in acupuncture becoming not only accepted, but widespread.  However, you may only think of acupuncture as …

The Gift of Gratitude

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I’m sure most of you would agree that expressing gratitude is a good thing to do.  And you might even suppose that gratitude is beneficial for your health.  But now, the scientific evidence is in.  The Huffington Post recently reported that several scientific studies have shown that the expression of gratitude increases not only general happiness, but pro-social behaviors such …