“Mind Body Connections”

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The concept of “mind body” has become commonplace over the past couple of decades, and we see it everywhere — in our workplaces, grocery stores, gyms, billboards, magazines, churches, and the list goes on. However, as with many things, it’s easier said than done; in other words, it’s easy to talk about a “mind body connection,” […]
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One of the most common “not-so-hidden body connections” that I find – especially in runners – is the calf-to-plantar (sole of foot) connection. Many runners, including yours truly, have known the dreaded pain of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is commonly defined as an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue on the […]
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Reiki is a healing technique that aids in stress reduction and helps to activate your body’s own natural healing abilities. Research has shown that Reiki boosts the immune system and helps to alleviate physical pain. It is frequently used to relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, bursitis, insomnia, fibromyalgia, the side effects of chemotherapy, and other […]
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Our bodies contain an infinite amount of information just waiting to be tapped into. Every day our bodies “talk” to us in rather obvious ways; they tell us when we are hungry, tired, relaxed, stressed, and excited. Our bodies also send us more subtle messages; for example, “I’m exhausted; you need more rest” or “your […]
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A lot of people ask me what Reiki is.  The simplest answer is that it is a holistic healing system developed in Japan that has been shown to increase white blood cell count, alleviate pain, and decrease depression, anxiety, insomnia, and other emotional and physical ailments.  But, in my book, it is so much more […]
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I first met Ketty in February of 2004 in the Dominican Republic.  I was visiting my “host aunt” in the small town where I had recently arrived to live and work as a Peace Corps volunteer over the course of the next two years.  Being the lone American in a small town of about 400 […]
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