The Sun Salutation–daily self-care

Self-care is a critical part of wellness.  There are simple strategies that can easily be incorporated into a non-negotiable part of your daily routine that will make a difference.  We all know about the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth.  We don’t resent brushing our teeth;  it is a part of our day. Our … Read more

Drama-Rama to Calm

If you are highly sensitive, intuitive and/or empathic, you are probably feeling buffeted and strained by the reactions to all the current events at play.  We are in a period of great change, polarization, isolation and uncertainty.  Change isn’t easy.  It’s disruptive and messy.  Many, if not all, hidden agendas come out of the closet.  … Read more

Wellness

Wellness is being at peace with who you are in the face of adversity, of the intolerable.  It is loving yourself, and appreciating the functionality and relationships you have, even if it is—on the surface—limited in some way.  Living a life worth living is the operative state–a state of being. In health, our bodies are … Read more

Posture Break – “20×20”

Here is a good rule of thumb for any visually-dependent activity (computer, crafts, handwork, etc) — the “20-20 rule“: For every 20 minutes on the computer (or other visual demand), look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Use this pause to:  Give your eyes a break from visual strain Take a deep breath and release … Read more

Remember Lyme!

This past winter in Maryland was very mild, with VERY few days of freezing weather.  Consequently, we have a very robust tick population.  This is especially true where there are deer and other host animals for ticks, even in your backyard.  I encourage you to be outdoors, enjoy the woods, and play in nature.  Just … Read more

Local Resources for COVID-19

Baltimore County COVID—19 Resources Baltimore County Food Resource page including meal distributions: https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/foodresources.html Hotline for Residents to call with questions or concerns about the virus: open 7 days a week 8:30am – 5:00pm 410-887-3816 https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/covidresourceguide.html     Baltimore City COVID-19 Resources  Open Society Institute (OSI) Baltimore provides transportation and/or delivery for groceries/pharmacy needs for city … Read more

Infection control protocol

As of March 23, 2020, my practice is following this protocol:  Waiting room:   No accompanying wait room sitting for clients or their ride, etc. Wipe w sanitizing solution at least twice daily: ALL counters ALL door handles and jams/door edges ALL arms on chairs ALL bathroom surfaces including toilet handle, grab bar, toilet seat … Read more