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Transforming Pain

One of our guiding principles to self care is inspired by the Taoist proverb to “prevent trouble before it arises”. We live into this ideal by purposely organizing our days around feel-good practices that reinforce stability in areas of weakness and flexibility in areas of tension. And we have learned to mine our personal pain

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Neck Pain

What’s Your Neck Saying?

“THE LONGEST JOURNEY YOU’LL EVER TAKE IS FROM YOUR HEAD TO YOUR HEART.” —GARY ZUKOV Both physically and metaphysically, the neck may be described as the intermediary between what is above and below it: the head and the heart. It houses the organs, tissues, and bones related to communication and expression. The neck is home

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Everyday SelfCare

We are constantly looking for ways that we can include self care into our lives, and ultimately have forged a self care lifestyle. We ask ourselves, How can self care fit into wherever we are, with whomever we are with, and with whatever it is we are doing? Below are some of the regular ways we infuse

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3 Ingredients to Mastering Appreciations

One of the most revolutionary acts of self- care and loving kindness is generating appreciations! Learning to give and receive appreciations is an investment in who you are and in the people you surround yourself with. Appreciations require your sensitive awareness and emphasize the unique qualities you and others bring to the moment. Appreciating is

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Reset Breath

We take 960 breaths an hour, 23,040 a day, 8,409,600 a year, and approximately half a billion breaths in a lifetime.That means we have over 20,000 opportunities every day to start fresh and presence ourselves. With every inhale, we can choose to invite what we want more of, and with every exhale we can let

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The Letting-Go Breath

Though breathing is usually run by our unconscious autopilot, when we assume the driver’s seat and consciously shift our breath, we recalibrate our attention and inspire more energy to get where we want to go. Our breathing responds and adjusts according to the thoughts we are thinking, the feelings and body signals we are sensing,

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