Improve Your Hand “Posture” for More Ease at the Computer

(This is Part 5 of the Repetitive Strain Series) In the last post I talked about a key behavioral habit that contributes to repetitive strain injury (RSI): poor posture. I walked you through finding skeletal support using the four points of your feet and sit bones so that sitting is easier and … Read more about Improve Your Hand “Posture” for More Ease at the Computer

4 Simple Points to Sit Comfortably

(This is Part 4 of the Repetitive Strain Series) In the last post, I challenged some common assumptions about good posture. This time I’ll give you practical ways to find greater support when sitting. This support is essential to avoid strain in your hands and arms at the computer, as well as … Read more about 4 Simple Points to Sit Comfortably

Re-Evaluating Good Sitting Posture for Happier Hands and Arms

(This is Part 3 of the Repetitive Strain Series) In the last post, I talked about three habits that make you vulnerable to repetitive strain injuries (RSI). In this post, I’ll delve deeper into posture, the first of these habits. What Is Good Posture? As you experienced when you lifted your … Read more about Re-Evaluating Good Sitting Posture for Happier Hands and Arms

3 Habits that Make You Vulnerable to Repetitive Strain Injury

(This is Part 2 of the Repetitive Strain Series) In Part 1 of this series, I talked about what repetitive strain injury (RSI) is and why you should know about it. In this article, we’ll look at three habits that contribute to RSI. How Do You Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury? If I asked, “What … Read more about 3 Habits that Make You Vulnerable to Repetitive Strain Injury

What You Need to Know About Repetitive Strain and How to Prevent It

Repetitive Strain Injury Series — Part 1 If you spend time on a computer, tablet or smart phone, you’ve likely felt complaints from your neck and shoulders, or discomfort in your hands, wrists or arms. Or maybe you like to cook, knit, garden or do other activities that involve repetitive … Read more about What You Need to Know About Repetitive Strain and How to Prevent It

A Surprising Approach to Preventing Falls

The Downward Cycle of “Safety” As the decades pass, we accumulate habits, incur injuries, undergo surgeries and, of course, experience changes from aging. This means as we get older, we tend to be less nimble, experience diminished balance and become more prone to falling. Understandably, we … Read more about A Surprising Approach to Preventing Falls

Free Your Neck with This 5-Minute Miracle

Could You Use a 5-Minute Miracle? Several years ago, I substitute taught an aerobics class. During the class I incorporated a short bit of Feldenkrais®. One woman, let’s call her Ellen, experienced such incredible improvement in her ability to turn that she began attending my weekly Awareness … Read more about Free Your Neck with This 5-Minute Miracle

Ground, Sound, Breathe Your Way to Less Stress and More Ease

As we enter month 10 of the COVID pandemic as well as the holidays, it seemed like the perfect time to repost this article I wrote a few years ago. Hit the Pause Button for Just 1 Minute I want to share with you an easy yet powerful practice I picked up while attending a seminar called “The … Read more about Ground, Sound, Breathe Your Way to Less Stress and More Ease

Is Less Really More?

A Culture of More is Better “Less is more” is a saying most of us don’t really believe. Why would we when American culture is all about more—having more, doing more, being more! In the U.S., hard work garners great respect and struggle is praised. We’ve been conditioned by parents, teachers, … Read more about Is Less Really More?

A Jaw-Dropping Experiment to Free your Jaw

Your Jaw Has Wide-Ranging Influence on Your Comfort Several years ago I developed a terrible earache. I’d gone swimming a few days before, so I assumed I had gotten an ear infection. So I was taken aback when the doctor told me there was no infection; my ear pain was coming from my jaw. How … Read more about A Jaw-Dropping Experiment to Free your Jaw

Why Pulling Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps Doesn’t Work

Introduction As we enter month five of “the new normal” of COVID-19, so many people are experiencing practical and emotional hardships, or simply feel frustrated and stuck. At the same time, there are folks who are—or at least appear to be—doing well from the posts on Instagram and Facebook … Read more about Why Pulling Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps Doesn’t Work