Why I do Tai Chi

September 25, 2020

Teachers at the healing school I was attending in the late 90’s basically demanded that I learn some lower body exercise, like Tai Chi. I had strong legs from all the hiking, backpacking and mountain climbing I’d done, but they didn’t recommend that I simply become stronger. I had developed my strength through will-power, which […]

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I Feel Your Pain

February 10, 2016

Pain sucks. I’ve been there. I’ve had pain in my back, neck, shoulders, jaw, hips, knees and feet…to name a few. Some pains have come and gone on their own, but others have been long-time friends.

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Old-School Mineral Broths for Optimum Fascia Health

April 24, 2014

Whether you lean toward the Paleo or Vegan camp (or somewhere in-between), this article is highly relevant to your health. Across many cultures of the world, including your grand- and great-grandparents, mineral broths were a staple to health. Think of grandma’s chicken soup. Or a slow-cooked thick and rich vegetable soup. Research is showing that […]

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Fascia-nating video, or why fascia is important to your health

July 24, 2013

I couldn’t help it, eventually someday I was going to have to use that play on words! The video I am about to share with you is hands down, the best video I have come across to show folks fascia and how it affects our bodies and lives. It shows some of the recent scientific […]

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Hellerwork Theme Month: Control & Surrender

April 18, 2011

::With an Exercise for Low Back Pain, See Below:: Control…and surrender. Here a good friend enjoys the exhilaration of a plunge into an icy mountain lake. You can’t see it in this photo, but at the far end of this lake there is a giant cliff of snow at the lake’s edge! These two words […]

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Hellerwork Theme Month: Reaching Out

March 21, 2011

This month is focused on doing what nature is doing all around us, reaching out and taking in. During winter, most plants retreat, dropping leaves and focusing on their root growth. Come spring time, they begin to reach out and take in the warmer sun falling on their new leaves. Mention “New Year’s Resolutions” and […]

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Hellerwork Theme Month: Standing On Your Own Two Feet

February 16, 2011

I have grown to love feet. When I was very young, several doctors recommend breaking both my femurs and resetting them in a different position, which was supposed to help the alignment of my feet. I still call her up out of the blue and say, “Thanks, Mom, for not breaking my legs.” Their prognosis, […]

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Hellerwork Theme Month: Inspiration

January 24, 2011

Imagine yourself on your death bed. You are aware you have very short time left to live, maybe less than a minute. What flashes through your mind? Any regrets…not of what you did do…but of anything “left undone”? As they say, you can’t take it with you. If there is something you have been putting […]

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Relief for Repetitive Stress Pain

December 13, 2010

I have a book for you that is excellent for self-care of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other repetitive strain injuries. It is the book I’ve recommended the most to clients. Written by Sharon Butler, a fellow Hellerworker, after going through her own injuries. It’s easy to use, full of excellent diagrams and descriptions of various […]

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90% of Your Brain Power is Focused on Posture

June 16, 2010

Nobel Prize Recipient Dr. Roger Sperry demonstrated that 90% of the brain’s energy output is devoted to maintaining upright posture in relation to gravity. That leaves just 10% to everything else, such as thinking and imagination. So do you think that a 2-3% reduction in available energy for thinking and creativity make much of a […]

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