Practical Bodywork Blog

The Problems That Can’t Be Solved

Posted by on December 03, 2013 in Back pain, Brain, Mental Health, Nervous system, Pain, Post-traumatic stress, Stress | Comments Off on The Problems That Can’t Be Solved

My brother-in-law, Leif Weaver, passed away on November 14, after an eighteen-month battle with aggressive mantle-cell lymphoma. I loved him a whole lot. His memorial was filled with friends and family who were just as broken-hearted, many of whom had flown cross-country on a few hours’ notice to say goodbye. We spent the evening swapping hilarious Leif stories, hugging one […]

Touchy Topic Tuesday: Supermarket Horrors

I love to grocery shop. It’s grounding, sensual, creative and pragmatic. In a world full of anxiety, filling my cupboards with a week’s worth of healthy meals feels like putting a carabiner in the cliff face of my life. But I’m also a professional health-news junkie. And now my local Superfresh is a minefield. Top priority: fresh fruits and vegetables, […]

How To Make Your Body Disappear

Posted by on October 29, 2013 in Brain, Brain waves, Exercise, Listening, Meditation, Mental Health, Nervous system, Pain, Stress | Comments Off on How To Make Your Body Disappear

Some fun new research has discovered that turning your gym into an oversized, self-propelled boom box can boost your workout performance: …the results showed that most of the volunteers had generated significantly greater muscular force while working at the musically equipped machines than the unmodified ones. They also had used less oxygen to generate that force and reported that their […]

Touchy Topic Tuesday: Is Your Posture Hurting You in the Paycheck?

Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Nervous system | Comments Off on Touchy Topic Tuesday: Is Your Posture Hurting You in the Paycheck?

Interview with Sara Canuso, speaker, author, personal branding expert. Sara is the founder of A Suitable Solution: Elevate Your Power, Influence & Income. She coaches clients on how to build their personal brand through non-verbal communication. You have worked primarily with lawyers, helping them improve their image through non-verbal cues such as posture, body language and attire. How did this […]

Touchy Topic Tuesday: A Jaundiced View

Posted by on October 15, 2013 in Healing Spaces, Mental Health | Comments Off on Touchy Topic Tuesday: A Jaundiced View

I’ve been spreading a lot of yellow around these days. The latest Practical Bodywork space design project is a north-facing nursery, designed to evoke the Hundred Acre Wood. When mama and I sat down in the room with roughly 200 color swatches, it became clear that the background had to be ‘Peach Tickle,’ which leaped out at both of us. […]