Practical Bodywork Blog

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. […]

Touchy Topic Tuesday: How To Solve A Problem

Posted by on October 08, 2013 in Belief, Brain, Meditation, Nervous system, Practicality | Comments Off on Touchy Topic Tuesday: How To Solve A Problem

“No problem can be solved at the same level of consciousness which created it.”–Albert Einstein Last week we discussed the effects of scarcity on the brain’s ability to think. The more pressing and immediate our problems, the less bandwidth we have available for coping with them. This holds true for money problems, relationship problems, time problems and health problems. We […]

Touchy Topic Tuesday: Blame Is Of The Devil

Posted by on October 01, 2013 in Pain | Comments Off on Touchy Topic Tuesday: Blame Is Of The Devil

Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm but the harm does not interest them. -T.S. Eliot, poet (1888-1965) A new book, ‘Scarcity,’ details groundbreaking research on what poverty does to the mind: Worrying about money when it is tight captures our brains. […]