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The Traps of Treating Pain

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Pain | Comments Off on The Traps of Treating Pain

Doctors admit that there are sometimes few good options for treating chronic pain: Doctors hate pain. Let me count the ways. We hate it because we are (mostly) kindhearted and hate to see people suffer. We hate it because it is invisible, cannot be measured or monitored, and varies wildly and unpredictably from person to person. We hate it because […]

The Five Stages of Healing (Bodyworker Edition)

Posted by on April 07, 2013 in Ankle pain, Exercise, Medicine, Pain, Physical Therapy, Plantar fasciitis, Rolfing, Stress, Yoga | Comments Off on The Five Stages of Healing (Bodyworker Edition)

Like a lot of other practitioners, I tend to suffer from bodyworker machismo. I spend my days treating other people’s pain, and ignoring my own. Which is exactly what I advise my clients not to do. Recently, I hurt my foot. The technical description of what I did was tearing the plantar fascia on my right heel, after changing my […]

3 Quick Tips to Melt Stress, Boost Energy, and Enjoy the Holidays

Posted by on December 19, 2012 in Mental Health, Stress | Comments Off on 3 Quick Tips to Melt Stress, Boost Energy, and Enjoy the Holidays

What if I told you the Secrets to Stress Management, Time Management, and Improving your Health were all FREE, already exist inside of you, AND are inspired by ancient Eastern wisdom? Sounds too good to be true, eh? Then, what if I told you I could teach you these secrets in less than 2 minutes AND you could easily incorporate […]

Why Einstein Was a Genius: He Did Brain Push-Ups

Why Einstein Was a Genius – ScienceNOW. Although the brain, weighing 1230 grams, is only average in size, several regions feature additional convolutions and folds rarely seen in other subjects. For example, the regions on the left side of the brain that facilitate sensory inputs into, and motor control of, the face and tongue are much larger than normal; and […]

Ben Affleck’s Hidden Power of Healing

Posted by on November 26, 2012 in Anxiety, Aromatherpy, Healing Spaces, Nervous system, Stress | Comments Off on Ben Affleck’s Hidden Power of Healing

Recently, I had a four-hour layover in Times Square. I was taking the bus up north to visit family, one of whom is critically ill, and my stress level was seismic. Times Square is not a restorative locale at the best of times; after ducking into Le Pain Quotidien for an overpriced lunch, and unwilling to stiff a long-suffering waitress […]