Blue Cliff College asked me to come talk to their massage students about Thai Massage a couple of weeks ago, and one of the students there asked me about doing massage at the bedside in nursing. My gut reaction, which I find myself embarrassed by, was not just no, but hell no.
The most important decision that you make every day is what you decide to put in your body. Your food has the power to transform your physiology, your health, your local economy, our medical institutions, and our...Read more
If you go to the doctor they will tell you to take these antibiotics 2 times a day for the next 10 days. If you go to the physical therapist they will tell you to...Read more
I just finished up a clinical rotation in Mental Health this semester. It's enough to make you suffer from depression! Or at the very least need a massage for your Mental Health. Our instructors and books...Read more
Ben Climbs Cross in the Skyline When you have a small business and you are a full time nursing student and you have four sons, it's important that you grab every moment...Read more
I wrote this post last year and never published it. Since then the #metoo movement took off and more women have been speaking up about sexism and sexual harassment. The culture of silence. "You have to pick...Read more
I teach a dance class with my friend Nicole on Fridays at 7:45a.m. at Be One Yoga Studio. We were talking at class last week and we both have kids who experience Vasovagal Syncope. If they...Read more
Sunflower My mom has lived in the same cute little house for about 15 years now. Out her back door there is a cute little patio. She was trying to decide what...Read more
Thai Massage Class in Ft. Smith Statues from Wat Pho demonstrating Stretching Techniques Traveling to Thailand has spoiled me for traveling to other countries. The culture is rich and...Read more
Traveling to Thailand has spoiled me for traveling to other countries. The culture is rich and beautiful. The Buddhist temples are gorgeous and the philosophy is deep. The people are friendly. My dollar stretches much further there. The mountains and beaches are stunning. The prevalence and availability of massage therapy is remarkable
My mom has lived in the same cute little house for about 15 years now. Out her back door there is a cute little patio. She was trying to decide what to do with it and when she started digging she discovered a beautiful stone walkway underneath the dirt. After finding that,
There is a women’s cycling community here in Fayetteville that I have stumbled across while trying to branch out from running so much. I’ve been following @thefinncycle on Instagram and saw that she was with The Bike Route, hosting a beginner’s bike ride on Monday nights at 6pm. I’ve known Finn for
I teach a dance class with my friend Nicole on Fridays at 7:45a.m. at Be One Yoga Studio. We were talking at class last week and we both have kids who experience Vasovagal Syncope. If they go to get a shot or see blood they faint, pass out, vagal down–whatever you want
I’m a runner. I ran in high school for a short period of time when I was going to Monterey High School. I went to 4 different high schools growing up so it was hard to get into anything for long enough to figure it all out. I remember wearing Reeboks, having
The frisbee came flying at me and as I moved to catch it I tripped over this step in my yard. It was one of those falls in infinite slow motion. I was going down incrementally, with each new hit I thought surely that was the end of the fall, but it
This is my ‘year of recovery.’ Last year and the year before it were the ‘years of divorce.’ My ex-husband struggles with alcoholism and I finally felt able to make the leap. He’s a beautiful man, talented, sweet, gentle, insightful, creative. He was a good dad. I love him. I always will.