Aging without pain

Aging without pain

Do you know Louis CK’s shitty ankle skit? 1st it will make you laugh 2nd it will probably hit close to home for a lot of you 3rd (that’s where I come in) it doesn’t have to be that way! So before we begin: watch it “-Yeah your ankle, it’s just… worn out. -What...
Untuck your tail!

Untuck your tail!

Summoning awareness Back in December I attended a beautiful movement workshop in Seattle with Mary Bond. Mary is a movement guru. She’s in her seventies, and even though she would tell you that she feels her age, you couldn’t tell.Just looking at her moving through...
Defining Identity

Defining Identity

As I watch my daughter grow I catch myself looking for pieces of me in her, when I should be looking for pieces of her. Who is she becoming? What is her personality? If you ask her she’ll tell you gladly: I’m a butterfly! And it’s true, she flutters through the world...
No, running isn’t bad for your knees.

No, running isn’t bad for your knees.

Running is often criticized for giving us bad knees. “Yeah, keep running and you won’t be able to walk when you’re 60!” Running injuries to the knees do happen. But you can get injured while walking too, or falling off a chair. And nobody tells you to...
Do you really need more core strength?

Do you really need more core strength?

Over the years I have seen many clients come and complain of back pain, especially low back pain. Most of the time it comes and goes, or never fully goes away. It is chronic. And most of the time they admit they’ve been told they need more core strength. Core...
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...