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A life-changing foot rub in 10 minutes or less

Posted on May 19, 2018 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Health Should be Fun

Feet are not my favourite thing to work on. Especially here, in the land of perpetual flip-flops where feet tend to be particularly grubby. But there are times when working on feet is absolutely going to be the key to getting someone back into good shape. I had one of..
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Nutrition testing

Posted on May 11, 2018 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Vitamins Minerals and Herbs (oh my!)

One of the things that seems to always be of interest to Specialized Kinesiology students is how to test foods and supplements. I was writing some content for Knowlative regarding basic nutrition testing protocols and it occurred to me that this might be of value to others outside of that..
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Goodbye Happily Holistic

Posted on May 2, 2018 · Posted in Health Should be Fun

Warning: nostalgia which may or may not become schmaltzy. My old office is closing. Happily Holistic, the business we began when we returned from Costa Rica, built for five years and then sold. I am feeling a little bit heartbroken over this. I knew that it wasn’t mine anymore after..
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Launch Something; Learn Empathy

Posted on April 19, 2018 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Health Should be Fun

Putting something new out into the world can be terrifying. Saturday morning I woke before my alarm, even though it was early and I had been up until 1:00am the night before working on the final details. Launch day – time to ship. For the last 7 months I have..
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What does success feel like to you? Literally.

Posted on March 10, 2018 · Posted in Health Should be Fun

I was recently interviewed for a book and this was on the list of questions. I had been given the list in advance, so I had some time to prepare my answers. I made a few notes that were probably pretty unremarkable: happy healthy family, the ability to travel, knowing..
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An unconventional meditation

Posted on February 26, 2018 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Health Should be Fun

I am not the type to sit quietly and cultivate stillness. I understand all of the reasons why I am supposed to, all the benefits for mind/body health. And yet, any time I have tried to sit peacefully for an extended period of time, what I end up with is..
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Unlikely Warriors

Posted on January 14, 2018 · Posted in Reading/Writing

Thoughts on ‘The Warrior Ethos’, By Steven Pressfield Tomorrow I begin Seth Godin’s altMBA program. Our first writing prompt was to create a one-page actionable summary of a book most will not have read that changed our minds. This is mine. I’m the kind of person that my father would..
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Homesteading Goals 2018

Posted on December 28, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food, Permaculture

Last year around this time, I broke my rule of ‘don’t tell people your goals’ and published a blog post about three things I was hoping to accomplish around our little homestead through the year. I thought that this might be an interesting time to take stock of the situation:..
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Touch for Health Instructor Training – Some thoughts.

Posted on December 9, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine

John Thie’s original vision for Touch for Health involved having people on every street helping their families, friends and neighbours achieve health and balance in a gentle and holistic way. This is the legacy we find ourselves entrusted with nearly 50 years later. Great strides have been made – you..
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Touch for Health Testimonial

Posted on November 20, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine

What’s it like to take a Touch for Health Intensive in Costa Rica? After teaching my first one here in August I wrote this blog post called The Power of One (which you can read here) about the experience from my perspective and what I learned in the process. Today..
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