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Why We Move Today, So We Can Heal Tomorrow.

The truth is health challenges are not discriminating. They can strike the healthy and fit as easily as a deconditioned person. “If we listen when our body whispers we do not have to hear it scream.” I do not know the origination of this quote. I say it quite frequently. The challenge is we are

Surgery, Recovery and the Road Ahead

Last week I talked about the challenges of sharing challenging news. I shared my experience of sharing my cancer diagnosis. If you missed it check it out here! I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of kind words, phone calls, emails, facebook shares, etc. It is a bit scary how many people have faced similar challenges

Support not Fear, Positive not Negative

It is possible to respond to someone’s difficult news with support rather than fear, regardless of your personal situation. Really it is possible. It requires us to believe in the best of what is possible. Yet the common response to adversity is not generally uplifting. It is quite the opposite. In May I was diagnosed

Welcome to the Mid-year Resolution Review.

We are officially halfway through the year. How are those New Year’s Resolutions working out? According to the University of Scranton and Journal of Clinical Psychology, 46% of you are still going strong with those resolutions. Are you in the 46%? Or do you need a hand to climb back up onto the wagon? Or

Start Before You Are Ready

As I sat down to write this blog I googled the title. The result was 844,000,000 in 43 seconds. I guess lots of people are talking about this, so there must be something to it. The basic summary of the top line items was that successful people start before they feel completely ready. As Richard Branson put

My Motivation Matrix (Part 5 of 5) – Be Kind to Yourself.

So over the last several weeks I have laid out my 5 part motivation matrix. These are the tools I use to keep myself moving. Set a goal – Goals give us a deadline, something to work toward and an event to hold ourselves accountable to. Get in gear – Having dedicated attire helps to

Yoga, So Many Choices.

Yoga can be traced back to The Yoga Sutra of Pantanjali, written down in approximately 200 AD. The Yoga Sutras teach yoga as an 8 limbed system. • Yamas – Self Restraints • Niyamas – Observances • Asana – Physical practice • Pranayama – Control of Breath/Life Force • Pratyahara – Control of the senses

Why I do what I do.

Habits are invisible. Movement just happens. You don't actively think about how to stand up and walk across a room. Right?? Unless a foot or knee or hip are not working as they should then it can be tough or downright painful.

The human body is an amazing instrument and everyone’s is different. Some people have long limbs and short torsos, some have long torsos and short limbs, some are lean and naturally muscular, others work hard to build strength and even harder to gain and maintain flexibility, while more still have such flexibility in their elbows, knees, shoulders and hips that the muscles need to work overtime to protect them from injury. Or more commonly learn how to recover.

Pilates and Yoga Therapy are tools I have used to rehab injuries for myself and post-rehab with my clients. I know what it is like to work through an injury. It is extremely rewarding to guide my clients on their path to strengthen, re-balance, and improve their overall functional fitness.

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