I love to give each month of the year a theme and for the last decade the theme of September has been “Get Yourself Together September”, or when I’m feeling sassy- “Get Your Sh*t Together September”. At this time of year I feel a strong pull to turn inward from the exuberance and movement of summer and to assess what the year still holds for me. Sometimes this looks very practical…Read More
Mothering is a calling, a choice, a lifestyle. “Mother” is a verb as well as a noun. Some women become mothers willingly, some unexpectedly, some through the process of birthing a baby. Others, whether they birthed their own babies or not, become surrogate parents to adult children in their life in need of parental guidance.
This Mother’s Day I want to remind each of us that being a mother is so much more than the birth of a child.Read More
I meditated sitting, standing, lying down, and walking. I meditated on planes and in cars. I meditated in the morning and in the afternoon and in the evening, and at night. I meditated for one minute and I meditated for three hours (all in one day, but not all at once!). I meditated through illness, road trips, family visits, and moving homes. I meditated sober and I meditated after a glass of wine. I meditated when I was happy, sad, tired, bored, excited, sleepy, caffeinated, hot, cold, angry, loving, and every other emotion one might feel in a year.Read More
Many of my clients LOVE to receiving gift certificates for massage therapy. Whether a client comes in regularly and wants more massage therapy or if massage feels like an occasional special treat, massages make a great gift. In my years as a massage therapist, I’ve also seen some pretty creative ways of asking for massage gift certificates.Read More
I am biased, but I think massages make a wonderful gift. I give them to celebrate, to console, and to say “thinking of you and wish I could be there” to far away friends and family. I also get a lot of emails asking about how to find a good massage therapist when gifting massages to friends in far away cities. As we all know, not all massages are created equal! So in this season of gifting- whether you want to give to a friend, a loved one, or yourself- I’ve prepared a few quick tips on how to gift a great massage.