Engineers tend to have a lot of fun in their lifetimes. I know this because my late step father, Lawrence, was a quintessential one. A microwave engineer throughout the majority of his career, and a prolific doodler of napkins, the man would be in his mid-seventies if he were still with us. The point of … Continue reading WHY YOUR LIFESTYLE CAN BE YOUR BIGGEST BARRIER TO YOUR COMFORT
Compared to all previous times there is a shocking lack of physical demands in what characterizes our daily lives. Intensive, myopic, fine motor, visual and cerebral demands with a lack of prolonged or varying physical challenges make up our modern days.
When you live as far north of equator as I and all the rest of Maine does, you have to learn to both roll and contend with the winters that accompany it. During this time of year the days steadily grow shorter and darker, and despite all the shifts that are coming with climate change … Continue reading WHY YOU SHOULD DITCH THE TREADMILL AND GO OUTSIDE
Very commonly I will be helping someone work their way through some basic movement, and a common problem comes up… They do not know if they are "doing it right". And while they do not always say it in that manner, what I do tend to hear is… "Should I keep my knees from falling … Continue reading HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD WITH STRENGTH TRAINING
It has been said that our loved ones often know us better than we often know ourselves. Yes, we are all very much isolated in our own heads, bodies and most especially our perceptions…but the significant others in our lives have a vantage point of us that we will never have privy to. And we … Continue reading WHY A MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS IS TERRIBLE
During the warmer months here in New England, a lot of us tend to enjoy getting our hands dirty in the garden… and with that at times comes aches and pains from all the prolonged awkwardness that gardening seems to ask for. After all, it is not like it is very realistic to expect anyone … Continue reading WHAT GARDENING CAN TEACH US ABOUT OUR BODIES