Hiking & Backpacking, minimalist shoe style

June 12, 2013

One of my favorite activities is to spend time where there are no roads, lots of sky, little trout and clean mountain water. When I first started backpacking over 25 years ago, I carried a lot of weight, typically 45 lbs for a 2-3 day trip. Then I got into mountain climbing and carried even […]

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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

There’s good reason why people are still flocking to seminars put on by people like Anthony Robbins. He inspires people to find out Why they live, what motivates them. In our fast paced world, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of iPhones, Volkswagens and Facebook status reports. It’s easy to lose sight of […]

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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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Barefoot running & walking

July 28, 2010

I’ve long been a fan of walking barefoot for the health benefits. The stimulation the feet receive in barefoot walking is enough reason alone, in my book. But barefoot running? When I first heard of it, I thought it would be a passing fad. But the testimonies of some close friends and also Hellerwork colleague […]

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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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Everything You Know About Muscle is Wrong

May 19, 2010

Want to learn how to do push-ups that feel nearly effortless? Men’s Health has a great article discussing fascia, how it affects you and more efficient ways to exercise your body. It’s several pages long and well worth the read. Once you’ve read the article, try this: Stand facing a wall a couple feet away. […]

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Accepting Aetna Starting May 3

April 28, 2010

I have good news for those of you with Aetna as your health insurance provider. As of May 3, 2010, I now accept clients with Aetna as an in-network provider. This means that you simply pay a deductible or co-pay (if you have one) at the time of service and I will bill Aetna directly. […]

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