Are You a Self-Care Junkie?

I’m a big believer in bodywork and getting help from an array of practitioners (mostly somatic and mind-body: osteopathy, massage, Rolfing, Feldenkrais, Somatic Experiencing etc.) when need be.
Today’s video gives you some suggestions for getting the most bang for your buck.
Of course, we don’t always have the time to do what I suggest here, but […]

The Importance of Ebb and Flow For Avoiding All Things Burnout.

BY IRENE LYON
When was the last time you slept all day on a Sunday and really, like REALLY, rested?
And, by the way, not because you were sick in bed with a flu or cold!
Back in February, I did exactly this and it wasn’t because I was sick. I was simply tired.
In this quick 4 minute […]

The prevention bus is more than just one thing. November is National Prevention Month (according to Kris Carr at least!)

I want to tell you about Kris Carr.

I had the pleasure of shaking Kris’ hand last week while in NYC. She glows. Luminous would be the adjective I’d use. She is the poster child for self-care and prevention. She even named November “National Prevention Month”.

Here’s what she wrote on her blog today:

“Last week […]

“The Descending Line” and its importance for reducing our stress levels and improving our well-being (and the importance of spontaneous breath and restoring order to our internal milieu)

“Habitual repression of emotion leaves a person in a situation of chronic stress, and chronic stress creates an unnatural biochemical milieu in the body, , Disease , in other words, is not a simple result of some external attack but develops in a vulnerable host in whom the ¬†internal environment has become disordered.” Gabor […]

Nervous System Cleansing 101. Step 3: Orientation + Body Awareness + BREATH

This post is Step 3, in a series of posts titled: Nervous System Cleansing 101
Step 1 is here, Step 2 is here.
This post is shorter so you can catch up with the step 1 and step 2.

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The moment you see the word breath, or breathe – do you do just that?
Take a breath, or […]

Awareness or Survival: What came first?

Survival would be the answer to that question.

If you are joining for the first time, this is a series I am plugging away at titled “Creating Your Own Personal Instruction Manual” .
I’m going to look at this survival idea from a very brain-oriented fashion.
And rather than write about it extensively, I have a little audio […]