Category Archives: Self-Care

From Massage to Self-Care

How did my practice expand from massage to self-care support, since my training and certifications are in bodywork? This came gradually, through the needs of my clients.(Some of whom have been part of my practice for over a decade.) We … Continue reading

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What is Chi Running?

 “I’d love to start running, but my knees…” So, let’s talk about injury-free running. It is possible, using a gentle form called Chi Running. This practice combines a forward lean, neutral arm swing, mid-foot strike, and engaging the core, to … Continue reading

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SF Marathon Self-Care All-Stars

A 70-year-old client, who ran a marathon for the first time A 30-year-old friend, a veteran marathoner, who had to withdraw the day before, due to illness My client made the completion of this goal a birthday gift. She was … Continue reading

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Fear of Failure or Fear of Action?

Let’s be clear: It’s not fear of failure that keeps most people stuck. It’s fear of action, any action. I’m writing about stubborn inaction, rather than pausing, or taking a legitimate time-out. It takes courage to admit inaction, if we … Continue reading

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“Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart.”

Thought for the Day: “My beloved child, break your heart no longer. Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart. You stop feeding on the love which is the wellspring of your vitality. The time has come. Your … Continue reading

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A Synthesis of Self-Care

My client community feeds my body and spirit. Sometimes I carry canvas bags filled with fresh produce from my clients’ gardens. You might see me loaded down with tomatoes, kale, squash, beets, lettuce, honey, or even a container of cold … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of the Ocean

This photo is from 1972. I’m in the baseball cap, with my brother and cousins, and it reminds me that my grandfather, and his 10 siblings, had a deep spiritual connection to the ocean. He spent his whole life a short … Continue reading

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Cultivating Loving-kindness

In her last days, on this earth, my grandmother dictated a large section of the following meditation, from memory, to my Dad. She was a lifelong avid reader, and this passage was a perfect summation of her attitude toward life. … Continue reading

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Layers of Body Awareness

One of my clients describes her experience of receiving bodywork, during this time of intense grief, as working through “layers.” With her breath, as a constant guide, she is able to experience a completely different internal process, during each session. I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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Making Peace with Your Past

How can this truth help you reach the next level, in your practice of self-care?

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