10 Ways To Boost Your Confidence Today

The rink is full of people who have come to watch their children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, students, and friends. My son is a hockey goalie the last defense preventing the other team from scoring. When the puck slips into the net all eyes are on the goalie. I remain in the stands, nerve-wracked, sweating armpits, heart pounding inside my chest and feeling like I may pee my pants . . . feeling all the feels for him.
 
Yet he shows no signs of this. He has the COURAGE, the BRAVERY, and the CONFIDENCE.
 
So how do you muster up the courage to be confident enough to do or say the thing that everyone will see?
 
According to Kay and Shipman, authors of "The Confidence Code", women are wired to be less confident than men.
Women take a more measured approach to trying new things. Their approach likely involves research, preparation, practice, and a lot of internal self-talk before they step up. Men go for "it", and usually, the audience appreciates...
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Is “Sitting” The New “Smoking”? Tips for Today's Office Worker

Uncategorized Aug 27, 2019

Is “sitting” the new “smoking”?

According to Mayo Clinic, any extended sitting — such as at a desk, behind a wheel or in front of a screen — can be harmful.

But based on multiple studies, the answer to the above is still up for debate!

However, it seems clear that less sitting and more moving overall contribute to better health.

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, back pain is one of the American’s most common health problems, with 1 out of 4 people experiencing back pain 1 day out of every 3 months.  More pressure is applied through your low back when you sit versus stand.

You might start by simply standing rather than sitting when you have the chance or finding ways to walk while you work.

Here are a few wellness tips:

  • Take a break from sitting every 30 minutes. Set an alarm on your phone or computer.
  • Stand while talking on the phone or watching television.
  • If you work at a...
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What is Myofascial Release (MFR)?

What is Myofascial Release?

Through Myofascial Release, as a patient and as a therapist, I understand the importance of treating the whole body, not just the symptoms, and that every ‘body’ is unique based on their response to life circumstances.

Myofascial Release (MFR, John F Barnes approach) is a very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, varied, sustained pressure and elongation into the body’s fascia. Fascia is the body’s connective tissue. Think about it as a three-dimensional spider web that is found throughout the entire body. It extends from head to toe, surrounding every system in our body, and is responsible for our structure/shape.

These techniques can help eliminate pain and restore posture and motion. It is gentle in nature and can help people with many degrees of pain, from chronic pain syndromes to injury recovery.

Fascial restrictions do not appear on standard medical tests and can only be felt through hands-on...

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The Power Of Sleep

Good sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. When you sleep, your body and mind regenerate from the stress of the day. And the need for sleep never goes away – especially if you’re pushing yourself creatively, professionally, or athletically.  It is recommended, adults get an average of 7-8 hours of sleep per night.  

Read on to learn some of the side effects of not getting enough sleep, benefits of good sleep, and tips to experience better sleep.

Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation:

  1. Long term mood disorders
  2. Sickness
  3. Diabetes
  4. Infertility 
  5. Weight gain
  6. Low libido 
  7. Heart disease


Benefits of Good Sleep:

  1. Increases concentration and productivity 
  2. Boots immune function
  3. Maximizes athletic performance 
  4. Improves memory
  5. Reduces inflammation 
  6. Reduces stress
  7. Increases energy and alertness
  8. Healthy weight management 
  9. Muscle, tissue and skin repair
  10. Heart rate decreases and digestive system rests


Tips for Better Sleep:

  1. Create a...
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Self Unwinding

Summer is filled with outdoor fun, vacations, and the tendency to cram in as much activity as possible before school starts up again.

If you find yourself getting carried away in the hustle and bustle of the summer season, try one of my favorite and most effective whole-body self-treatments - Self Unwinding.  It’s my way of “unwinding” my mind and body, especially after a week of fun-filled activities and preparing for a busy week ahead.  

Enjoy this video of Self Myofascial Unwinding led by John F. Barnes, my mentor and Father of Myofascial Release.  Give it a try and share your experience, or share your favorite way of “unwinding” after a busy holiday/vacation.

If you are looking for some help in learning to "unwind," make an appointment to see me today.

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