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Breath

How you breathe affects your emotions.  Rapid breathing often indicates fear, stress or anxiety, while shallow breathing can act a defense against feeling unbearable pain, and deep breathing can calm us down.  Managing our breath influences how we feel.  To ground yourself using your breath, take a couple of intentional Read more…

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Grief, Self-Care & the Holidays

As we enter the winter holiday season, we may find ourselves experiencing the pain of loss, loneliness and sorrow. We may be consumed with thoughts of what we have lost and feel disconnected from the holiday bustle, music and social gatherings as we release deep grief.  Allow yourself to feel your Read more…

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Our Lymph System

The lymphatic system is part of both the vascular and the immune systems. It helps the body move toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. When lymph flow becomes sluggish (the result of stress, inflammation, poor diet, lack of exercise or surgery), toxins remain in our body longer. You may see Read more…

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Gua Sha Explained

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese facial rejuvenation technique using a small stone tool to gently massage and stimulate specific energy points along the face. This protocol helps break up patterns of muscle and fascia tension, move chi (energy) stagnation, release toxins, and promote lymphatic drainage to reduce any puffiness. Read more…