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  • Pain

    I teach yoga to cancer survivors. A client asked me the other day whether to continue yoga because of his pain.   His cancer is causing great discomfort in general, but also because of its location, he finds it hard to move into certain poses because of the pain it creates.  His question is, are …

  • Day One

    Every day I entitle my diary heading as “Day One.” This practice started with an intimate relationship that was off again-on again. Each time we broke up, I would journal my emotions the first day after we broke up, thus the Day One. Then we would get back together, and it would happen all over …

  • You’re all right

    My friend has the best job.  He works at a grocery store in the produce department.  He says all day long people will come up to him, reach around his cart to grab a fruit or a vegetable, and as he tries to move to make things easier for them, they say, “You’re okay.”  “You’re …

  • Perfect Feet

    Perfect Feet

    Recently, a client came up to me and thanked me for saying something nice about her feet the last time we met. She feels very self conscious about her feet that have been through several traumas and no longer look the standard way.I don’t know exactly what I said, but I gather it was along …

  • Yoga – party on!

    Yoga – party on!

    Yoga – party on! By Amanda N. Wegner Three times a year, Jodi Goldbeck gets together with four other women, all who have been friends since the third grade. Madison is their gathering place, and Goldbeck, who lives here, is the hostess. In planning the group’s most recent outing, Goldbeck says she was “motivated to …

  • Back off! Easy ways to help that aching back

    Back off! Easy ways to help that aching back

    Tips from the Trainers by Jules Wolf, published in Brava Q. At the end of my work day, my back is aching and stiff. I don’t do any heavy lifting or manual labor, what can I do to feel better?   A. Many people with work-related back pain have desk jobs. While sitting, typing, and …

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