Posts tagged self care tools
how to be your own guru

Remember that one actor in that one movie? I just saw it. It's that guy who used to be in, um, one of those hospital dramas I think. And he's got the hair? He's one of my favorites. It's right on the tip of my tongue! Ugh. I'll think of it later. 

Anyway, there's a lot of information out there. A lot of advice and programs and products up the wazoo promising to solve all of your problems. 

It's overwhelming and downright impossible to stay on top of it all and to feel like you have enough. But today I pose a solution to this by asking you a few questions. 

What if you already have everything you need? What if you already knew how to feel better and move forward in the healthy life you are wanting to creating?

You see, you know more than you think. And maybe, just maybe, that guru you seek could already be within, just waiting to guide you along. No pilgrimages or new products or subscription fees required.

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A Sock Full Of Beans And A Tennis Ball

Let's say your neck has been bugging you. Or maybe you have a bit of low back pain. Not much, but a little twinge going on here and there. Nothing to be worried about too much. And then one day, you reach up in your cupboard to grab something, or bend over to tie your shoes and BAM! your muscles freeze up. Out of the blue, it seems. Now, there are a few things going on here like not listening to the whisperings of your body so now it's screaming at you or latent trigger points in the muscles that can all of a sudden become active by a quick trauma. But what I want to talk about today is now what?

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All About That Base

The subject matter of this post was inspired by some of the answers I received in the newsletter and one of my own personal revelations from my own self care practice as of late. And that revelation is this: We need to set our bodies up to be successful with our everyday self care practices with an overall healthy lifestyle. Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time there was a woman named Randi. She was never much into sports (except that one time she tried to play soccer in Junior High). She enjoyed being active and in the out of doors, but cringed at the thought of going to a gym. Though she did on occasion, she despised lifting weights or having any structure to her free spirited ways of physical activity.

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