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Exercise, Injury and Massage

May in Seattle, weather is improving (slowly), we’re all getting outside a bit more. We’re taking that first long hike, biking around Lake Washington, or deep in training for the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon. That first time feels great as you’ve got the adrenaline and the sun shining on you, but then the next day. . . not so great. Micro-tears in muscles cause soreness, stiffness, and tension leading to increased inflammation and reduced circulation. If the tension doesn’t get worked out, over time, people have an increased risk of injury. Massage can help ease tension, decrease inflammation, and increase...
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Spring Allergies

Spring is here!!!   OK, well maybe that’s a little premature for Seattle, but hope is in the air for sunnier, warmer weather, tasty spring veggies, colorful blooming bulbs, and buds decorating formerly bare branches.   Songbirds are back, and this weekend I enjoyed watching a busy pair of finches building their nest in my lilac bush. Yes, it’s time to get out and cut the grass, weed the garden, trim the hedges and…Ah… Ahh… Ahhh– CHEW! (Excuse me.) That reminds me: Spring air brings more than thoughts of love and light, for some of us it brings sneezing, runny noses, itchy...
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Mindfulness While Eating

There is no better time to practice mindfulness than while  eating. It’s the perfect opportunity to slow down and be in the moment. Tich Nhat Hanh wrote these beautiful verses to help you along.

Monkey Mind

  We live in the Age of Distraction. Yet ironically, the success of our future is influenced by the ability to pay attention to the present.   The behaviors of being still and slowing down are not only dismissed but carry the reputation of being unproductive, a waste of time, even lazy. Nothing could be further from the truth. By slowing down and being present, our ability to see our situations with more clarity improves, as does our mental resilience and flexibility. Some of the most profound moments come from watching the grass grow.