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5 Ways to be a Good SK Teacher

Posted on July 3, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine

I am happiest when teaching a Specialized Kinesiology class. (Don’t tell my husband!) Any of them. All of them. Touch For Health, GEMS (Goal, Element, Mode Stack), SIPS (Stress Indicator Point System), TFH Instructor Training Workshops – I don’t care, they are all ridiculously fun to teach in their own..
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On the Shoulders of Giants – a scientific model for kinesiology ethics

Posted on May 17, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine

The IASK (International Association of Specialized Kinesiologists) forum this year brought forward a question of ethics. Specifically, how we can move forward as an industry while respecting the intellectual property of course writers and authors. As you can imagine, this sparked some pretty interesting responses! The forum is supposed to..
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IASK Meeting of Associations and Conference in Bergamo: A few thoughts.

Posted on May 8, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Health Should be Fun

I don’t often write about my travel experiences. After all, this isn’t a travel blog; it’s about health. But when my love of tromping about in far off places meets my passion for Specialized Kinesiology? Well that’s about as good as it gets! In April I attended the 4th Annual..
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Food Obsessed Homesteading

Posted on March 12, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food, Permaculture

It is impossible to homestead in any way without becoming kind of obsessive about food. Though I have always been a self-proclaimed nutrition-geek and chef, my day now revolves around food as never before. First thing in the morning, before I even put on the coffee (now that’s love!) there..
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International SK Week

Posted on March 5, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Health Should be Fun

Every year it becomes a little less weird. Specialized Kinesiology is becoming more mainstream, but we still have a long way to go to increase public awareness. At the 2nd Meeting of Associations in Portugal, 2015 (hosted by IASK, the International Association of Specialized Kinesiologists), we decided to declare a..
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When muscles won’t act like they ‘should’

Posted on February 16, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine

It’s all about accurate muscle testing. Finding an accurate indicator muscle is the absolute most important thing to teach Specialized Kinesiology students because, if you can’t trust what the muscles are telling you, there is no point to moving ahead. One of the most frustrating things that can happen to..
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GF Sourdough Bread with Kombucha Starter

Posted on January 29, 2017 · Posted in Fabulous Food, Health Should be Fun

Because warm homemade bread is basically love in carbohydrate form. Two of my ‘kitchen’ goals for our little homestead this year were, 1) to keep my kombucha continuously brewing, and 2) to bake bread every week. We are gluten-free as my youngest son has some issues with digesting it and..
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Matthew Thie on Touch for Health Basics and Why They Matter

Posted on January 20, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Health Should be Fun

Originally published in Specialized Kinesiology Magazine, Winter 2017 Back to Basics issue. Photo credit: Jan Cole, 2016 TFHKA Conference Growing up with the creator of Touch for Health for a father, the system seems to be in Matthew Thie’s blood. Any conversation with Matthew about kinesiology work eventually makes its..
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Homesteading in Costa Rica, 2017

Posted on January 6, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Permaculture

2017 Homesteading Goals Normally, I subscribe to the ‘don’t tell people your goals’ school of thought. Due to my introverted nature, I prefer to work quietly behind the scenes and then appear magically with finished projects no-one saw coming. But this whole homesteading/self-sufficiency thing is new to me and I..
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How to Make Tamales – Tico Traditions

Posted on December 27, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food

Tamales are traditional Costa Rican cuisine. While the ingredients are simple, they are time consuming to make. They remind me of my Ukrainian family making perogies, women working together in an assembly line to make hundreds for a special event or holiday. Last Friday we were invited to join a..
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