Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy

Over five years ago, a good friend introduced me to Jill Miller and Yoga Tune-Up as a way to help alleviate my chronic neck and shoulder pain. She gifted me my first set of therapy balls, which you can see have been well used.

Jill is offering a free Three Day Tune Up: 3-Day Tune Up Mini-Program. You can choose an area to focus on, and will have a video delivered each day. You don’t need therapy balls to participate (although they are fantastic). A couple of tennis balls and a sock will do.

Detoxification

Detoxification

Today’s episode of The Body-Mind Connection discussed toxins in our environment: how to minimize our exposure and how to help our bodies detoxify. This is a key to good health, assisting us in avoiding or recovering from what Dr. Hyman calls FLC (or Feel Like Crap) syndrome.

Now here is the thing. Having experienced a prolonged and severe case of FLC in my thirties, which led to months of conventional medical testing and my exploring just about every alternative therapy you can think of, I know how easy it can be to get overwhelmed by this topic. You can find yourself wanting to have all of your fillings replaced before moving to a (mold free) cabin in the mountains where you will live off of the land. Not very realistic for most of us.

Don’t despair. There are many things you CAN do.

After watching today’s video, I recommitted to

  • drinking lots of clean, filtered water
  • exercising
  • reducing my consumption of large fish (like tuna)
  • avoiding processed foods
  • buying organic versions of the “Dirty Dozen”
  • including anti-inflammatory foods like yellow onions, garlic, ginger and turmeric
  • taking supplements to repair my digestive tract and help with detoxification
  • checking the ingredients in my beauty products
  • putting my phone on airplane mode at night

This may seem like a long list, but I am doing most of these things already. I introduced them one at a time, and now they are part of my regular routine.

What is one thing that you can do today?

The Body-Mind Connection

The Body-Mind Connection

“What you do to your body, you do to your brain.” I signed up to watch and learn from this documentary-series by Dr. Hyman. I have been following Dr. Hyman for a while. I love his focus on functional medicine.

I am passionate about helping people improve their physical, mental and emotional health. Because of this, it is important to me to stay up-to-date on discoveries and innovations that ensure we are living our BEST lives.

I have no doubt that what I learn in the next week or so will be reflected here. Stay tuned!

Invest In You!

Invest In You!

It can be difficult to change long-established habits on your own.

I love this quote from Dr. John Kenworthy: With a habit, you get rid of the H, and you still have “a bit”. You get rid of the A and you still have “bit”. Then you get rid of the B, and you still have “it”. The trick is to get rid of the I, and focus on the “T“.

T is for team, and having a coach be part of your team helps to ensure that you are successful.

I love working with clients to help bring about positive change. A good coach can share advice and strategies, help you stay focused and accountable when you are challenged, and celebrate your successes with you. You are worth that investment.