Keep Moving For Healthy Balance

I recently accompanied a friend to a class for back problems. The speaker was a physical therapist that specialized in sports injuries...talked about using our muscles all the time…with awareness in different activities. When we get up out of our chairs we should use our leg muscles to lift us up instead of heaving ourselves up with...never to young or old to benefit.

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Meditation - How Can I Start?

...quieting the mind from the everyday chatter; a time for inner peace to take over soothing the inner self. If you happen to find it difficult holding still in your mind for any length of time, know that is o.k. A minute would be sufficient as a starting point if that is where your level of comfort is. Desire and effort is what counts.

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Journal To Dreamland

Ever feel like your brain is on a fast track to nowhere? You’re thoughts rushing up multi-lanes and then switching lanes up ahead, at 90 miles an hour? Taking your mind off of what is in front of you all day, just to keep you awake at night? We have all been there at one time or another...

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Soul Mates, Marriage and Reality

In order to be able to recognize if someone is your soul mate, you need to *know thyself*. A relationship on this level is a true partnership that requires both sides to be aware of the responsibility for a healthy heart, mind and soul.

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Finding Serenity

Of all the tools I have been blessed to add to my toolbox for maintenance of the Soul, one of my most treasured is, modest in first appearance, one of my most useful.

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Life Cycles

Cycles of life. Somewhere along the line I found myself becoming aware of a new one beginning, enjoying the more comfortable middle area where it seems it always was and will remain to be. However, the slight flavor of change was in the air.

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  • Massage Technique to Stimulate Weight Loss – ModernMom Massage & Reflexology

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  • When did you come to the realization that other people considered you “old”?

    Question by ThisIsIt!: When did you come to the realization that other people considered you “old”?
    I realize you don’t feel old, or think “old,” but at some point did you come to the conclusion that others, such as the medical community, or employers, or anyone for that matter thought of you as “old?”

    I just turned 64. I realize that is young to some of you. But, in my former lifetime as an RN, I remember hearing such things as, “The elderly need to be especially careful when taking that medicine.” Or words to that effect. They were talking about people in their 60’s!

    Sure, say it doesn’t matter. But, when did YOU feel you were considered elderly?
    Addendum: I have a bone disorder that has left me with 62 fractures over the course of a dozen years. They’ve all healed thanks to some pretty major surgeries, but now I FEEL old. Natural degeneration at various joints has multiplied in other areas that had fractures. I’ve been through 8 major surgeries to my left hip and leg, a total knee replacement in the other leg, a pacemaker (thanks to my dad), depression, skin disorders, and so many other things I can’t remember right now. I need a cane to walk. I’ve used a walker from time to time after surgeries. Everything seems to hurt all the time too.
    But it wasn’t until turning 64 that that word “old” had new meaning to me.

    Best answer:

    Answer by AJS
    I will be 50 years old this year and I have felt old and have been called old since work injury 5 years ago.

    Went from being 100% active then to 25% active now. I am in constant pain and tried very hard to get help for it. There is no help now that I can aford so I suffer.

    What do you think? Answer below!

  • Q&A: Does anyone know about reflexology?

    Question by wanderer: Does anyone know about reflexology?
    I’m wondering how I exactly press against the pressure points. For example when im pressing against the thumb for the pituitary gland, my thumb aches so I was wondering if I could just use the knuckle (the first joint) of the thumb to press against it. Also just pressing against any point, my thumb aches after a little while and I have to pause. Also I know you have to search out the sore spots but what if you dont feel any but you still feel a need to give that part attention? Im not sure how firm you press it and how long.
    I have a book on reflexology and it says you can just do it at home or anywhere, you dont need to take a class for it. I dont randomly press anywhere, I know what each point is for. For example I massage certain points for anxiety and the points for the endocrine glands.

    Best answer:

    Answer by P J
    There are many theories but in our approach we look at the nervous system as the explanation of reflexology’s working.

    Pressure applied to the feet generates a signal through the peripheral nervous system. From there it enters the central nervous system where it is processed in various parts of the brain. It is then relayed to the internal organs to allocate the necessary adjustments in fuel and oxygen, Finally a response is fashioned that is sent onto the motor system.

    We apply techniques to the feet and hands. There is a school of thought that also applies it to the ear arguing it is also reflexology. The techniques, however, are modified from auricular therapy, an acupuncture technique.

    It could be argued that all bodywork is reflexive therefore reflexology. We find that the extremities have a powerful influence because of locomotion. While we acknowledge that repeated patterns exist throughout the body we find our most effective focus to be the feet and hands.

    Reflexology can be done practically anytime and any where. The trick is consistency. We have been impressed with the results from China. Their secret seems to be that they do reflexology once a day for six days in two week segments. Then they review the results and do more segments as necessary.

    This requires self help and family help as well as the guidance of practitioners. The practitioner can give you a quality signal to break up the pattern of stress but you and your family can provide the quantity to help break it up.

    Build reflexology into your life. It is easy to do reflexology well doing other activities. Put a foot roller under your desk or work your hands while waiting for the kids at school. Be creative but be consistent. Five minutes a day is worth more than an hour once in awhile.

    If you are looking for self help try Hand and Foot Reflexology: A Self Help Guide. If you want to work on your child try Parent’s Guide to Reflexology. If you would like to learn to be a reflexologist try Complete Guide to Foot Reflexology (Revised 1993) and Hand Reflexology Workbook.

    If you are interested in research try “Medical Applications of Reflexology, Findings in Research about Safety, Efficacy, Mechanism of Action and Cost Effectiveness of Reflexology” and Reflexions- the Journal of Reflexology Research Project.

    Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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