To some extend most women have a pelvic floor that is either hypertonic or hypotonic. The musculature that supports us at our deepest core is either too tense or too weak. Either end of that spectrum can leave us with issues of incontinence, urge or stress related, or difficulty with our other natural elimination process. They can also cause us to be ineffective in our attempts to move our work into the world in an empowered and coherent gesture because the part of the brain that manages our pelvic floor muscles is also over working or under working....more
Leaning up against our piano, across from my little white desk where I’m sitting right now, is an old steel-string guitar in a case that won’t snap shut anymore. I used to play it a little.I bought it when I was in my early 20s on a whim at Homestead Pickin’ Parlor, a quirky little music shop next door to where I worked for an adult literacy program in the basement of a used furniture store. My first “real job” out of college....more
Adding flowers to your home will be a great way to feel better. Flowers definitely have a proven impact on how we feel and knowing exactly what flowers can do for you may inspire you to order some lovely blooms today. If you do want to order flowers after reading this article, you’ll find that there are plenty of reputable florists online.
When you do your pre-op visits and your doctor goes over the chances of X, Y, and Z happening to you, in the back of your mind you think that is for his other patients and not you. Then after your surgery that went so well the X, Y, and sometimes Z does happen....more
TODAY THE WORDS are DON'T CLEAN UP; CLEAN OUT THE PANTRY. As I start the New Year off with more focus on how we can live and eat in a really tempting world. How many commercials have food which can never look as good as they do while they want you to use their products? How many times have we gotten up from watching a commercial and gone into the pantry or refrigerator looking for the food you saw on the commercial? How many times if you didn't find that product, you chose something else and ate due to the temptation? Now, all of us have done this so let's be honest....more
New Year’s day is just a few days away. And whether you avoided gaining weight over the holiday's or not, you probably have a few more pounds that you would like to lose.A healthy weight is not super skinny or six-pack abs. It is feeling good in your body. You want to feel confident and sexy every day....more
I want to lose weight but I don't want to starve myself. I also don't want to give up the foods I enjoy because I really enjoy food. My maternal grandparents, lived healthily until their late 70s, my father's mother lived until her 90s and she was healthy until the end. I'd like to live the kind of healthy life they enjoyed, not eating skinny popcorn, or fat-free cheese. What exactly is fat-free cheese even made of? I don't know but it's not yummy. I like yummy food. I like a good sandwich, a well-prepared, juicy piece of chicken, a delicious salad....more