Monthly Archives: February 2014

Lighten Up

For the last little while I have been feeling weighted down by being surrounded by too much stuff. I move stuff to put more stuff in that spot and then have to look around for someplace to put the old stuff. That sentence reminds me of an old George Carlin skit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac. I’ve had just about enough! I have kept clothing that I hope to wear, craft supplies that may be useful, papers I might need some day and the like.

It’s all going to change today. For the rest of the month I will be removing 10 items a day from my home. whether I donate, recycle or discard. I will be freeing space in my home. At the end of the month I will spend the following month organizing and find a place for what is left. My guess is this will feel freeing and I hope to be able to breathe easier.  I am so looking forward to this and will update you at the end of my experiment.

If you are feeling the same way please join me and let me know how it goes.Open Space with Bridge

Self-Care Sunday

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This week I want to talk about massage. Getting massages can help with a multitude of issues. Many cultures practice massage as a for of preventative medicine. Massage can help with some of the following:

Stress: Regular massage can help release stress. Many people store stress in their muscles.

Lymphatic Drainage: Your Lymph system is an important part of immunity. This type of massage can help with symptoms caused by poor drainage of the lymph nodes and keep larger problems from arising by stimulating drainage.

Muscle Recovery: Massage can help your muscles recover from exercise or competition. Massage helps to remove the lactic acid build up that exercise creates.

Childbirth: Massage can help alleviate some of the pain of childbirth. Manually stretching the muscles, helping to release endorphins and relaxing the mother.

Some other issues that may be helped through regular massage are: anxiety, digestive orders, Fibromyalgia, headaches, TMJ, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, and nerve pain  among others

Massage is not safe for everyone at all times so seeking a Licensed Massage Therapist is key. You will discuss any health issues with them and decide if you can benefit from this therapy.

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