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Your Life and the Radio Dial Analogy

Your life and the radio dial analogy: Tuning into your body’s signals When it comes to exercising, stretching, and generally monitoring the body’s state, many people start off with what I call the “on/off switch” approach. They go from zero to 100. From feeling pretty good to having pain. Just. Like. *That* (Did you hear … Read more

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

Getting started; when pain makes moving scary

Being in pain, unable to move properly, or simply existing in a constant state of discomfort is frustrating and exhausting.  Not knowing where to start, what to try, or what to avoid is daunting and confusing…  And then there’s the fear that exercise or some other intervention will just make things worse.  And yet, to … Read more

Quick to Forget

Recovery from an injury and management of a chronic condition is not a straight climb.There are peaks, valleys and plateaus. Some days are good. Some days suck. But the fact that you’ve HAD good days, means you can have more of them. To have more of the good days for longer is a process, and it takes work and … Read more