ah, the sweet taste of relevance

This story begins with a chicken.

(With all due respect to my vegetarian/vegan readers, this is not a promotion for meat-eating...but consciousness.)

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of participating in a 'collective skill share' - a day of women gathering to present and share their talents of quilting, massage, herbal preparation, meditation, hex sign painting, yoga, qigong, and ... butchering.

Hannah Weller is a young, enthusiastic butcher and front store manager of Dundore and Heister in Wyomissing, PA.

Once a vegetarian, she arrived at the conclusion that her concern over the deplorable state of commercial livestock farming and its impact on human, animal and environmental health would be better put to use if she got involved directly to make positive changes.

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"my knee is crap."

This statement ended a summary from a client catching me up on her state of things since I last saw her.

And, because I've heard this or similar sentiments expressed (and, yes, have even thought myself), I sighed.

This sense of betrayal, frustration, resignation is all too prevalent amongst my fellow humans - who, despite (or because of) our first-world privileges and developments - are succumbing to the 'fact that their bodies are falling apart' - and, while I'm feeling their frustration over the unavoidable casualties of aging, I know, I JUST KNOW, DAMMIT! they're not unavoidable or inevitable.

And ...I feel even more frustrated when trying to communicate that convincingly.

 

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7 cool things you can do with a piece of foam

Getting more movement (whether exercise or beyond) doesn't require fancy expensive equipment.

For example, this one simple prop can be recruited for at least 7 of the uses I've demonstrated in the video below. 

 

 

From calf stretching, to hip strengthening, to pelvis loosening, this unassuming, inexpensive and portable piece of foam can help you relieve a ton of little nagging aches and pains by engaging your muscles and joints in new and healthy ways.

See for yourself!

 

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