Monday, June 10th, 2013
It seems to me that more and more people I run into – adults and children alike – are fighting allergic reactions to pollen. When you realize that the amount of pollen is accountably higher now than it was ten years ago, it comes as no surprise. According to sources, there are two main reasons for the rise in pollen counts in the air: 1. The first is climate change. Rising global temperatures and humidity levels result in earlier tree, grass and weed pollination that lasts longer into the year. As CO2 levels increase, plants produce more pollen too – three to four times more. (Allergists think the pollen itself may actually be more potent.) 2. Pollen is a fine powdery substance, typically yellow, discharged from the male part of flowering plants. In other words, pollen is the sperm of the plant. Those granular particles are looking for female trees and in the absence of such partners (Many US cities plant fewer female plants in public places now because their flowers and seeds are “messier” to manage.), they well, settle for the human nose. Here’s what happens when those determined pollen particles find their way into your nostrils. . . . → Read More: Easing Respiratory Allergy Symptoms Naturally
Thursday, June 6th, 2013
This last week I gave sessions to two people who have been absent from my table for a few months now. My heart melted listening to their comments afterwards: “I forgot how much I love foot reflexology!” “That was the deepest experience of myself I have every had!” “I needed that so much!” “That was unbelievable!” That got me thinking of my own experiences receiving reflexology and the numerous benefits that I, and others, get from this profound modality. In an article that I wrote for Massage Magazine I outlined the three main reasons people seek out reflexology. I realize that for many others though, their love for reflexology is motivated more from their experience of being in that altered state that the alpha and theta brainwave patterns deliver. Here’s what I’ve been privileged to witness: . . . → Read More: So Many Reasons to Receive Reflexology!
Friday, May 31st, 2013
Forty-five million adult Americans live with chronic headaches. The International Headache Society lists 200 causes! For people suffering with headaches, one of the most challenging parts is identifying the root cause, because without knowing that, it’s simply a “hit and miss” game to treat this debilitating symptom. To make it a bit easier, the International Headache Society has broken the causes down into three main categories: Primary, Secondary and Cranial Neuralgia/Primary Facial Pain/Other. (FYI, I make it a little easier in the Say Good-bye to Headaches class.) . . . → Read More: Sick and Tired of Living with Headaches?
Friday, April 19th, 2013
We hear a lot about bullying amongst children and adolescents these days. A recent study shed light on how easily we might turn the tide of this scary movement. . . . → Read More: Children, Touch and Bullying
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
A challenge to anyone traveling by air to a reflexology training is packing a foot tub. Kind of impossible to squeeze a Rubbermaid-like dishpan or enamel pot into one’s luggage! An ingenious Canadian woman arrived at one of my workshops – on a motorcycle – with a wonderful solution to the problem. . . . → Read More: Have Tub Will Travel