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Off the Grid

I wake to the early morning light shining through the cabin window.  The cold in the cabin tells me the stove has gone completely out.  I think about getting up and leaving the cozy warmth of the wool blankets on the bed.  My mind wanders back to childhood memories of cold floors meeting warm feet. […]

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Touch Matters

by Shirley Wright, LMT I’ve given many massages, both in training and in my new practice.  However, none have caused me to think and reflect more than one I gave the other day to an older man.  His nephew had purchased the massage for him, so it was not his idea.  When he called to […]

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Stress and Stephen Covey

By Shirley Wright, LMT   Years ago, I was lucky enough to be chosen to become trained and then become a trainer for Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  (I became trained as a local trainer, within my organization.)  This training has stuck with me over the years even now as I have […]

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     Many have massages because a massage feels good and induces the participant into a soothing state of relaxation.  These are two very good reasons to have a massage.  One other very good reason to have a massage is that massage can heal injured or damaged muscles and release incorrect muscle holding patterns.  In […]

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Sometimes, meditation, exercise and rest is not enough to curb anxiety. We live in a busy world that is often filled with things that set our minds racing. If you are at the point where you are considering taking an anxiety medication, there are some things you can try first, without going the route of […]

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“Coyote Medicine” is a fascinating chronicle of Lewis Mehl-Madrona’s pursuit of a traditional medical education juxtaposed against his apprenticeship to Native American healing.   He shares in this book his journey of discovery in two separate worlds, each of which claims healing as its ultimate objective.  As the story unfolds we discover two very different approaches […]

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