Self-Awarness

Your 2nd Heart

I’m just about to send out a newsletter; are you on the list? This one is about the science behind why many physicians refer to your calf muscles as the “second heart”. I have a link for you with all the medical details,  but here are the basics. When you work out the calf muscles…

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Unexpected benefits from frequent movement

I was impressed with this article from the New York Times that indicated that regular movement not only keeps you fit, but also keeps you happier. If you’re not in Steamboat , there is always Essentrics TV  available wherever  you have Wi-Fi or DVDs for purchase or… You can record classical stretch for free on…

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Common Sense Health Tips

I just reposted “20  nutrition facts that should be common sense – but aren’t”  on Facebook. One of my favorites is that eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. I have very good friends who are bright and educated, yet order an egg white omelet which is devoid of most of the…

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‘Tis the Season…To Take it Up a Notch

It all starts with Halloween–or in my case, October 15th with birthday celebrations.  And if we don’t consciously choose otherwise, the slippery slope through U.S. Thanksgiving, Hannakuh, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Kwanza can pack on the weight, leaving us feeling packed into our clothes, fatigued and often sick more often throughout the winter from…

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Santa Fe Escape – Essentrics plus Herbal Medicine Made Easy

Greetings! It’s been a great winter here in Steamboat, but I’m now getting started on travel and education season which I love!  I’m most grateful to Sharon Blomgren with ArtsandCulturalTravel.com for asking me to be the facilitator of a new workshop created just for you; Santa Fe Escape. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=””…

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Transformation

Computer issues, daughter getting married in Seattle in June, moving both house and office a few weeks ago–all add up to a long time with no blog or newsletter.  But no longer apologizing for things beyond my control is part of my … Transformation. Today I am celebrating the two wonderful “Medicine Cards” I pulled…

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Wise words from Cascade Anderson Gellar

I’ve recently come across some wise words from my mentor and friend, Cascade Anderson Gellar who passed way too soon…I miss her and treasure her many lessons at many herbal medicine conferences. “Nature knows ahead what sickness there will be. What is abnormally abundant is what is coming.” “We need to wildcraft in order to…

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Making Wise Choices

I know very little about astrology, but in my experience over the last 20 years since I was introduced to the concept of Mercury being in Retrograde, I have noticed some validity to the standard advice on this issue: minimize entering into a contract, buying or firing up a new computer or software program, and…

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Making Friends with Your Body

I’ve had many blessings in my life–none greater than learning to make friends with my own body–and it has taken decades of conscious effort!  This Q & A with my mentor and friend, Miranda Esmonde-White is excellent (as is her book, Aging Backwards), for those who are working on listening to–and appreciating–their own bodies.  http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=10697284…

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Never miss a chance…

I’ve had a very full summer and just recently returned from Montréal where I had another week of Essentrics training.  But when I realized my mom didn’t have much going on for her birthday this past weekend, I decided I simply must find the time to make that little five-hour drive over to Scottsbluff, Nebraska…

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