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Embracing Challenge: When Stress is Used for Good

The word ‘Stress’ gets a bad wrap – poor guy… Most minds immediately go to the kind of stress concerning things like bills, confrontation, deadlines, and big responsibilities. But stress – or ‘a stressor’ – is actually just an umbrella term for any event, circumstance, or condition that triggers a response – be it physical, … Read more

2 Reasons Your Results May Fade Over Time

How many times has this happened to you… You finally get some of relief you’ve been looking for and then… You feel it slipping away… Well, I can relate, and I’ll explain by telling you a bit about something I’ve recently experienced in my own body. My ankle has been ‘locked up’ for years now… … Read more

3 instances your body is trying to help you, if you’d just be willing to listen

When you hear the word ‘injury’, what comes to mind? Is it something really sudden? Obvious? Is it identifiable? One moment you were fine, and the next you weren’t? Most people’s minds immediately go to something big – a broken bone from a fall, a sprained ankle from stepping off a curb, or a car … Read more

What Happened?! Why do I feel this way?

Does how you feel day to day change randomly and unpredictably? It may not be as random or unpredictable as you think! Your body is constantly giving you feedback as it responds to your environment and activities: Physical sensations Energy levels  How strong or stable you feel Whether you look forward to or dread something … Read more

Down the Ladder

We mostly pay attention to odd sensations in our bodies once they’re annoying enough to be worth noting. And we tend to procrastinate actually doing something about them until they’ve become bad enough to stop us from doing something altogether. We, as a society, are very good at pushing through. But pushing through just leads us further up … Read more

Poking the Bear

Unpleasant sensations like pain can stir up a whole lot of stuff once triggered. Muscle tension. Spasming. Pain referrals. Headaches. Tingling and numbness… All sorts. At the same time, challenge brings about change. But challenge doesn’t have to hurt… Soaring past your current capacity (or ‘poking the bear’) is more likely to intensify your symptoms, and trigger coping mechanisms … Read more

Yellow Lights

If you consider the sensations in your body as a sliding scale, those sensations can be seen as tools rather than nuisances.  If you learn how to read this sliding scale, you will better know where you are between feeling really good, and feeling really bad.  You will have the opportunity to choose whether you … Read more