Happy feet

Happy feet

As soon as I discovered the “5 finger” shoes I knew I had found my shoe! It made so much sense to me. I had been struggling with side stitches every time I went running for a couple of years and I couldn’t understand why. I almost never wear heels. I only buy flat...
Tendinitis and Rolfing

Tendinitis and Rolfing

So most people know that tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendon.Good. But how did that tendon get inflamed? Often there’s a clear event, an accident, a stretch. You know you pushed it too far on that bike ride, on that hike or during that yoga class. But just as...
Why am I in pain?

Why am I in pain?

There is a whole field of science dedicated to pain, did you know that? And do you know what’s interesting? Over the last 10 to 15 years they have consistently destroyed all we thought we knew about pain, especially chronic pain. Fortunately they have replaced it with...
Checking in

Checking in

I realized recently that one of the reasons parenting is so hard is that when my kids are around I can’t hear myself think. My 4 year old keeps asking questions, often she really doesn’t know the answer, but just as often she does. So it’s a constant stream of: Mommy,...
From skiing to sciatica to Rolfing®

From skiing to sciatica to Rolfing®

So let’s take myself as a case study. During our ski trip to Japan, on one of those amazing days of deep powder, on the way back to the car my right ski got caught under the branch of a bush while my left ski kept on going. Fortunately I was going slow on this...